Brown rice is preferred to white since brown rice has a lower glycemic load.
The sugars from white rice enter the blood stream much faster than brown rice, leading you to feel a hunger spike and eat more in one sitting.
This is why some people are actually addicted to white rice and will not eat brown rice.
However, one only needs to eat brown rice two or three times to start preferring it, and its health advantages go well beyond the glycemic load; brown rice is also a better source of bran, fiber, several vitamins, minerals, and gram per gram, is lower in calories.
This recipe will need one cup of brown rice and will serve 2 to 3 people.
Get a cup of brown rice.
Next add two cups of water to a pot and set it to high heat to boil. While waiting for the water to boil add the rice to a basin and rinse it 2-3 times.
When the water starts boiling add in your washed rice.
Give the rice a stir to make sure it is spread evenly across the pot, next turn the heat down to low and pop a lid on top of the pot.
After 15-20 minutes the rice should look fluffy and all the liquid should be absorbed.
However, add 10 minutes for each additional cup of rice, and depending on your stove, allow up to an hour.
Once cooked, turn off the heat and let the rice sit with the lid on for another 5 minutes.
You now have cooked rice, a perfect side for steamed vegetables, stews, or bean sauces.