Photo: Iain Bagwell
Total Time
1 Hour
Makes about 6 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Like all types of brown rice, each grain of brown basmati retains its nutritious bran and germ. The gentle sweetness of this rice comes from unrefined coconut oil, which is rich in antioxidants. Use this rice as a base for saucy Middle Eastern or Indian dishes, including curries; in pilafs; and in soups.

This recipe goes with: Spiced Brown Basmati Coconut Rice

How to Make It

Step 1

Put rice, oil, salt, and 1 qt. water in a 6- to 8-qt. pot. Bring to a boil, covered. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, until most of the water is absorbed and grains are tender, about 45 minutes. If not quite tender, add 1/4 cup water.

Step 2

Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes, covered, to steam. Fluff with a fork, then serve.

Step 3

*Find unrefined virgin coconut oil at well-stocked grocery stores.

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