How to make brown rice in a rice cooker?

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Greenstuff March 3, 2014
I think the key here is that it depends on the rice cooker. Mine is an old fuzzy logic that wasn't supposedly meant for brown rice. But I make it with exactly the same amount of water as white, and it always turns out well.
 
galongarfield March 3, 2014
My first rice cooker said to use two and a half times as much water as brown rice. This formula has worked for me although, with our current model, the brown rice turns out a tad too moist. So if I use 1 cup of rice, I'll use 2-1/2 cups of water minus roughly a tablespoon. You may need to make slight adjustments for the idiosyncrasies of your own rice cooker.
 
Muttersome March 3, 2014
I have a Tiger rice cooker (very basic, no settings) and I just put the rice in with a little extra water, press the button, and the machine just knows what to do. It usually takes quite a bit longer than white rice (my white rice cooks in 15 minutes, the brown rice takes closer to 30), but I just add that into the meal plan. I guess it would depend on your machine, but I'd be confident in saying that you can cook as you would white rice and just add more water (check the ratio on the rice package) and wait a little longer. Good luck!
 
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