Steamed Brown Long-Grain Rice (Stove Method)
- 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown long-grain rice
- 2 1/2 cups (about) water, plus more for rinsing
Place the rice in a large bowl and fill the bowl with cold water. Mix the rice gently with your hand until the water is cloudy. Drain in a sieve and repeat 3 times or until the water is nearly clear. This will help remove the starch from the rice. Drain well.
Place the rice in a heavy medium-sized saucepan. Add enough water to cover the rice by about 1 1/4 inches. When the tip of your finger touches the top of the rice, the water should come halfway between the first and second knuckle of your finger.
Bring the water to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Cover and simmer gently until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed (do not stir the rice as it cooks), about 20-25 minutes.
Set aside, covered, for about 15 minutes.
Uncover the rice and fluff it with a fork.