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How to Prepare Brown Rice

Brown rice is a rich source of dietary fiber, which can reduce your risk of death from heart disease. Brown rice also contains high levels of magnesium, which can help make you less vulnerable to heart disease and stroke.


  1. Rinse the rice.
  2. Add water and rice in pot. Use twice as much water.
  3. Add seasonings of choice.
  4. Bring rice to a boil and cook for 30 minutes.

Here’s a delicious recipe you can try at home:

Easy Rice
Makes 4 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or other seasoning blend of your choice


  1. Pour water and salt into a medium size pot and cover with lid. Bring to a boil.
  2. Pour rice into boiling water. Stir once to separate the rice.
  3. Turn down the heat to low. Cover the rice and cook for about 30-45 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat but keep the lid on. Allow the rice to steam in the pot for another 5 minutes.
  5. Fluff rice with a fork before serving.

Try these add-in tips to make a flavorful rice dish.

  • Add frozen vegetables to the rice pot during the last five minutes of cooking time.
  • Mix in some salsa for a Tex-Mex flavor.
  • Add a scrambled egg and vegetables for a healthy fried rice.
  • Mix in chopped tomatoes and cilantro
  • Mix in shredded cheddar cheese for cheesy rice.
  • Add sliced sausage, ground beef, or turkey to make a one-pot meal.
  • Add garlic salt, basil, hot sauce, or soy sauce for a flavor boost.

Recipe courtesy of United Healthcare

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