Perfectly Cooked Brown Rice
(From Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook “It’s All Good”)
Gwyneth Paltrow gets a lot of criticism for her public image, but I appreciate her for what she is. She is pretentious and lives a charmed life that most of us will never know. That being said, her cookbooks are gorgeous: wonderfully photographed and full of very simple recipes that easily become standard. This rice is one that I adopted right away. I originally added this recipe to my blog to go with my Red Curry with Chicken and Chickpeas, but it can go with just about anything.
Total Time: 50 Minutes
Makes 3 cups
1 cup short-grain brown rice
1 3/4 cup water
Coarse sea salt
- Rinse the rice thoroughly in a fine-mesh strainer until the water runs clear.
- Place it in a pot set over high heat with the water and a big pinch of salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat, cover the pot, and cook until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked through, exactly 45 minutes.
- Turn the heat off, place a dry paper towel between the pot and the lid, and let the rice sit for at least 5 minutes before giving it a fluff with a fork.