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    Question How long to cook brown basmati rice?

    Hi!
    I just got some brown basmati rice from a new health food store near me. It was sold in bulk, though, without any cooking instructions. Would cooking time be the same as for regular basmati rice - or does the brown take longer? Could I cook brown and white together? Does anyone know?!
    THANK YOU!
    Lynn

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    I am no brown rice expert, but we use Brown Texmati, which I understand is the US-born version of basmati...it needs to simmer for 45 minutes. I use 1 cup of rice, and add 2& 1/4 cups water/broth, bring to boil, cover and simmer. Turns out great for us!

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    I wouldn't use the same cook time for the brown & white. Generic brown rice usually takes 45 minutes, while white takes 15. I believe white basmati does need longer cooking than generic white, so one would assume that you'll need to cook the brown rice at least 45 minutes.

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    Yes, brown basmati takes about 45-50 minutes to cook. Generally use a 2:1 water to rice ratio, bring to a boil, then simmer while covered. If it starts to stick, or the water all absorbs before it's done, just add more water/broth. It smells soooo heavenly

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    If you have an electric rice cooker, I would suggest using twice the amount of water to the rice (1 c. rice 2 c. water) Works for me

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    Thanks, everyone! I truly appreciate the feedback and will take your suggestions!
    Lynn

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