I need to share this trick with you. I used to spend $4.00 a box of frozen brown rice at Trader Joe’s because it was just so easy: buy a bag of frozen rice, pop in the microwave for 3 minutes and voila!
But, you don’t have to spend so much money to have frozen rice. You can make it at home, and its so unbelievably easy I can’t believe no one talks about it. I like to buy a big bag of brown rice at the store (TJ’s does make a nice brown basmati, or I’ll just get some at Kroger’s), cook it up, and portion it out in 1 cup tupperwares or plastic bags. Stick it in the freezer and when you’re ready to use it, cook in the microwave for about 3 minutes. It makes 12 servings, so I usually put 2 servings in 1 freezer container. Oh, and this works for white rice too, but hey, I’m trying to be healthy!
- 6 cups of brown rice
- 12 cups of water (I just fill up a big soup pot)
Rinse rice in a strainer under cold water for 30 seconds. Bring water to a boil. Add the rice, stir once, and boil uncovered for 30 minutes. Pour the rice into a strainer in the sink.
Let the rice drain for 10 seconds, then return it to the pot. Cover the pot and set it aside to let the rice steam for 10 minutes or so.