I would like to know how long it takes to steam brown rice.

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    Generally it's best to ask one specific question at a time - if you could split these up into separate questions you might have more success with an answer. Mar 6, 2012 at 16:53
  • I have edited out your other two questions, leaving just the main question. As @ElendilTheTall says, please limit each question to, well, one question.
    – derobert
    Mar 6, 2012 at 18:33

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This is an impossible question because it depends on the rice you are using: Some rice cooks in 10' other rice in 20'. That's a huge difference.

Also, some people like the rice to be slightly undercooked and others like it very overcooked.

At any rate, if you are used to boiling one type of rice for some amount of time, try steaming for about 20%-25% longer and see what you get.

You can try the rice by taking a grain and looking at it. If it has a white dot in the middle it's not done. When the white dot disappears, take a bite and see for yourself whether you like it.

  • What type of brown rice can be cooked in 10 minutes? (it does not mentioned pre-processed rice)
    – TFD
    Mar 6, 2012 at 19:28
  • @TFD, you're right. I read the original question wrong. Mar 6, 2012 at 19:34

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