How to Cook Brown Rice Recipe

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Learn how to cook brown rice with this foolproof, easy recipe! It makes perfect brown rice every time!

It’s perfect for busy weeknights and easy meal prep! Stovetop, Instant Pot, and Rice Cooker instructions included!


– uncooked brown rice – water – olive oil

Measure Ingredients


Measure your ingredients based on the cooking method that you’ll be using. You’ll notice that for stovetop and rice cooker brown rice, I use a ratio of 1 cup of brown rice to 2 cups of water.

Rinse the Rice


Add the rice to a fine mesh colander and rinse with clean water until the water runs clear. This is essential in making fluffy, delicious rice that does not clump together during cooking. Don’t skip this step.

Cook the Rice


Add the rinsed rice and water to a saucepan, rice cooker, or Instant Pot and stir in the olive oil (stovetop only). Cook according to the instructions for the cooking method used.

Rest and Fluff


Allow the rice to rest based on the cooking method used. Then fluff with a fork and serve.

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