Steamed Whole Rice

Whole rice is more nutritious than white rice but it is cooked in much the same way. Use just enough water so that you do not need to pour out any of the nutrient rich rice water later. 1 cup of dry rice makes approximately 3 cups cooked rice and brown rice is more filling than polished rice.


  • 1 cup whole brown or red rice
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Wash rice and soak it in the water for about 2 hours.

Put the mixture in a covered pot on the stove on a medium flame and cook. When the water tends to boil over, turn the flame to the lowest possible. Cook till the water evaporates. If the rice is still a bit hard, add some warm water and cook a bit longer till the rice is well done. Garnish with greens and serve.


In case you did not soak the rice and want to cook it fast, do not resort to white rice. Use a pressure cooker and 2-1/4 cups water.