Brown rice has been a tricky cooking item for me up until recently, and I'm so glad my many experiments finally paid off! I like using the short grain variety because of its meatier texture, and it's also hardier making it great to use in salads and other dishes. Sometimes a simple recipe is the best kind, and this only has 4 ingredients! (5 if you count the water 💦)
Here's what you'll need:
1 cup short grain brown rice
3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 tbsp olive oil
Dash of sea salt
1 2/3 cup water
Putting it all together:
First, pour 1 tbsp olive oil into a small/medium saucepan, followed by the garlic cloves, then rice, sea salt and water. Turn the burner to high and bring to a boil (uncovered). Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer covered for about 15 minutes. Stir gently and re-cover, simmering another 15-20 minutes until the rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed.
Those beautiful cloves of garlic add a wonderful aroma and flavor to the rice, and if you're lucky, you might get a nice tender chunk of one in a bite! Serve as a side or mix into salads or other dishes. 🍚🍲🍣
See the video slideshow below for each step of the cooking process 😊
Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.