Sunday, February 21, 2010

Easy Baked Brown Rice

Recipe from Alton Brown Good Eats
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen

I was thinking it might be a good idea to include this recipe on my blog. It’s very simple and is so good for you! This recipe makes plenty of rice. After it’s made, either serve it hot with dinner and/or put it in an airtight container for later. I use the rice to make a deliciously filling breakfast. Just scoop out ½ cup of the cooked rice and put it in a microwave safe bowl. Add skim milk (or almond milk or rice milk.) Add a good sprinkling of cinnamon. Add about ¼ cup dried fruit like raisins, dried apricots, chopped, dried cranberries or cherries. Slice up a banana and add that, if you wish. Drizzle a couple of teaspoons of local maple syrup over the whole thing and you’ve got a very satisfying start to your day! You can purchase a variety of rices at Lost River Market & Deli!

• 1 1/2 cups brown rice, medium or short grain

• 2 1/2 cups water
• 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the rice into an 8-inch square glass baking dish.
Bring the water, butter, and salt just to a boil in the microwave, a kettle or covered saucepan. Once the water boils, pour it over the rice, stir to combine, and cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork.

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