A reliable method for fluffy rice with great texture.
Course Side Dishes
1teaspoonspices of your choice
2cupslong grain brown rice
Preheat oven to 375F
Rinse rice in a fine-meshed sieve and drain well.
In the bottom of a French Oven, melt butter and oil together over medium heat.
Add onion and cook for 1 minute.
Add salt, spices and bay leaf to the onion and cook for an additional minute.
Add rice, stir well to combine, and toast together for 2 minutes.
Add the water, and bring to a boil. Stir the rice once, then cover and place in the middle of the oven.
Bake for 40 minutes, then remove from oven, and let sit, covered, for an additional 10 minutes.
Fluff rice with a fork and serve
Favourite flavour combinations to add to the rice prior to cooking: 1 Tablespoon Garam Masala with 1/4 cup chopped apricots. 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/2 teaspoon celery seed, 1 cup chopped celery. 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 cup canned black beans.