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To think that brown rice is a lie!!!!

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LifeInJeneral Mon 22-Aug-16 21:38:18

I am not being unreasonable. I can't be. It said it would be ready in 20-22 minutes on the sodding packet, 45 minuted later I gave up and ate my still crunchy brown frigging rice with my (now quite overcooked) stir fry.
I bought the bloody stuff to be healthy but it took so long to cook that I ended up eating cake while I waited cos I was so hungry. Cake!
Fuck brown rice.

SanityClause Mon 22-Aug-16 21:40:37


EnidB Mon 22-Aug-16 21:40:38

Thank you for cheering me up. I hope you enjoyed your cake. Don't give up on the brown rice - when cooked it tastes great and is so much better for you

Nanunanu Mon 22-Aug-16 21:42:30

The cake is a lie

Hassled Mon 22-Aug-16 21:42:37

I agree - fuck brown rice. It takes months to cook and tastes weird. Life really is too short for that shit.

LifeInJeneral Mon 22-Aug-16 21:44:22

Cake would never lie to me

Mummyshortlegz Mon 22-Aug-16 21:44:27

Camargue is worse.

Helenefischer Mon 22-Aug-16 21:44:31

I never use to think I wold ever touch brown rice but now its all I eat. I get sainsburys own and boil it on a high heat for 28-30 minutes and it comes out perfect. Have to admit it was trial and error to find the right cooking temp and time. Persevere if you can as said before it is very good for you

Northernlight22 Mon 22-Aug-16 21:44:56

Brown rice never seems to cook!

Luciferbox Mon 22-Aug-16 21:46:02

Yep. I gave it a good go, but I'm back to my gorgeous white rice.

HallowedMimic Mon 22-Aug-16 21:46:19

Buy the microwave brown rice, it's much easier.

LifeInJeneral Mon 22-Aug-16 21:46:49

I'm having an emotional reaction right now, once I have calmed down and thought about it rationaly I will probably forgive brown rice and try again. Next time at least I know I need to start cooking it around breakfast time.

ilovewelshrarebit123 Mon 22-Aug-16 21:46:53

Boil in the bag brown rice takes 20 mins, bit more expensive but much easier!

Elphame Mon 22-Aug-16 21:47:53

Strange. I boil it for 25 minutes and strain off any excess water. I always ignore instructions that tell you how much water to add and treat it like potatoes. Perfect every time!

nannyj Mon 22-Aug-16 21:48:58

I buy frozen brown rice in packets. 4 minutes later and it's all done.

youngestisapsycho Mon 22-Aug-16 21:49:52

Microwave rice is the only type I buy.... Can't boil rice to save my life!

RJnomore1 Mon 22-Aug-16 21:50:40

You need to buy the easy cook.

It does cook in about 25 minutes.

Once you get used to it white rice makes you feel cheated. Like eating fluff.

DandelionAndBedrock Mon 22-Aug-16 21:52:41

I had a stress induced stomach problem. I spent 2 sodding weeks eating wholegrains, bread, pasta, everything!

My doctor told me that some people react badly to whole grain/brown rice etc. I decided I must be one of them and have never touched the stuff since. It is awful.

Eatthecake Mon 22-Aug-16 21:55:48

Brown rice never cooks properly here, I just use good old reliable white again now

Normandy144 Mon 22-Aug-16 21:56:14

Agree with you! Having said that we use brown basmati instead and that's fine - probably takes 12-15 mins to cook which I can cope with. 45 minutes I can not!

TheInimitableMrsFanshawe Mon 22-Aug-16 21:58:17

What Hallowed said. I don't have a problem coming rice, but I'm buggered if I'm waiting 20 minutes + for it to cook. 50p a sachet from Sainos for plenty to feed 2.

TheInimitableMrsFanshawe Mon 22-Aug-16 21:58:40

Er, that would be cooking rice... blush

LadyMonicaBaddingham Mon 22-Aug-16 22:02:42

Try short grain brown rice... I find it cooks quicker and goes down more easily, iyswim...

AliMonkey Mon 22-Aug-16 22:12:02

I buy brown basmati. Says ready in 15-18 mins I think. I cook for 20-25. Good thing about brown rice, other than better for you and tastes much nicer, is that if you forget about it, it still hasn't turned to mush an hour later!

bibblebobblebubble Tue 23-Aug-16 06:36:03

This one is white & brown mixed up and always cooks well...

Tilda rice

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