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Easy Brown Rice

Easy Brown Rice

Brown rice is also a wholegrain, meaning that it is low GI - far easier on your body than white. It takes longer to cook than white, so you can always double up on quantities to save time. If you can't use it the next day, freeze it in an airtight container. It will keep frozen for up to a month this way. Just make sure that it is very very hot before serving again. 


  • 100g/3½oz of dry long grain brown rice per person
  • 2-2½ times water or stock (eg 200-250ml liquid to 100g rice)
  • A large pinch of mixed dried herbs
  • ½ - 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Black pepper and salt if necessary

1 Wash and drain the rice.

2 Add the rice, liquid, herbs and cinnamon to a heavy bottomed saucepan and bring to the boil.

3 Turn to a simmer and put the lid on.

4 Cook for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If it starts to dry out, add a little more liquid. If the rice is still too wet, turn up the heat, stir and let the liquid burn off.