There are so many lovely grains to choose from: purple barley, ivory teff, red quinoa, golden polenta, green wheat. But it is simple brown rice that forms the basis of most of my meals and fills my belly with happiness.
Perfect Brown Rice
1 cup short grain brown rice
1 1/2 cups water
pinch sea salt
- You must soak the rice first. Add brown rice to a glass bowl, and add filtered water to cover by two inches. Let stand at least four hours, up to overnight (in the fridge).
- Drain off soak water and add to a saucepan. Cover with 1 1/2 cups filtered water. Bring to a boil, add a pinch of sea salt, cover, and lower heat to very low. Simmer for half hour. Remove from heat and let stand about half hour, or longer.
- Rice is best fresh, but is also good for a few days in the fridge. Makes about two cups cooked rice.
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