Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Baked Brown Rice

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Here's an easy way to make brown rice to go along with your dinner.  It comes out of the oven with perfect individual grains instead of all mushed together.  Now that it's practically fall, you should try this out to warm up your house...or stick it in the oven along with that roast you're planning. 

Just so you know, brown rice is practically the same price as the regular, not-so-great-for-you rice, so this time eating healthier is not more expensive!

Baked Brown Rice
1 cup brown rice
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups water

Toast the rice in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.  Rice will brown and maybe even puff up and pop slightly like popcorn.

Pour rice into a 1 qt. casserole dish with a good lid.  Stir in the water and salt.

Bake covered at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

***You can subsititute tomato sauce for all or part of the water to get a spanish rice type of dish for Mexican, if you wish.

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