Oct 20, 2015

How to Cook Brown Rice - Absorption Method

I have recently started including brown rice in my diet. I dont like brown rice before, but when hubby and me started diet, we have strictly avoided rice, but when we feel like having rice, this is the rice which i prefer to use. I bought this container of brown rice when we visited supermarket before, i totally loved it a lot and using it a lot now. I am using this for making biryani as well and finding it turn out good. 

I have already shared cooking this rice by draining method...But i also wanted to share how to cook rice by absorbtion method as well..So here i am sharing it..So give his a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Soaking Time : 15 to 30 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serves: 2


Brown Rice - 1 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp to 3/4 tsp
Water - 3 cup


Take rice in a bowl and wash it really well with different changes of water. Now take it in a bowl and cover with water..Let it soak for a minimum of 15 mins, you can soak it upto 1 hour max.

Take water in a sauce pan. Add some salt and mix well. Bring this to a boil.

Now drain the rice and add it to the boiling water, cover the pot and simmer to the lowest flame. Cook this for 15 to 17 mins by which time the rice must have absorbed all the water. 

Now off the flame open it and fluff it with a fork. Cover the pot again and leave to sit for 15 mins.

Now you can fluff it and serve or use in your cooking.


1)For making dum biryani add 2 cup water to 1 cup rice. Since you will be cooking it again during the dum process.

2)For making fried rice add 2.5 cup of water to 1 cup rice.

3)For serving it with curries, you can follow this proportion itself, but if you want little more softer rice, you can add upto 3.5 cup of water to 1 cup of rice. 

take your rice

Measure 1 cup of rice

Wash them in several changes of water

soak this for 15 mins

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil..You can add some 
salt in this as well..I didn't add

Drain the rice and add to boiling water

Mix well

Bring it to boil

Cover and simmer till the water is absorbed

Now it is done

fluff it..Cover and set aside for 15 mins



  1. If we need to pressure cook this how much whista.les to keep

  2. @AnonymousI think 2 whistle. simmer for 5 mins and turn off the heat..let the steam escape all by itself.

  3. Aarthi,brown rice good for diet

  4. Hi Aarti.. Love your recipes. Follow many of them for my kids. Have a query. When cooking brown rice the absorption method all d carbs remain n d rice right? can u also tell me how I can cook the same rice I a vessel ?


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