Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Naturally nutty and slightly chewy when cooked, brown rice is a terrific whole-grain choice. Try our easy recipe that’s flavored with garlic and bay leaf—it will go with just about any dish. No thinking necessary!
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant (do not let brown), about 1 minute. Add the rice and stir to coat in the oil. Add 2 cups water, the bay leaves and salt and bring to a boil. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low and cook until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.
Medium saucepan with lid, cutting board, chef’s knife, measuring cups, measuring spoons, wooden spoon