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Brown Rice using White Rice

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Can you make brown rice using white rice? Find out how I make it using the simple recipe below! You’ll love the ease of this recipe – and the great taste! Be sure to check out my Quick & Easy Hamburger Meat and Rice Recipes for even more quick and simple meals.

Brown Rice Recipe

My husband loves Brown Rice, but I prefer to make my own using regular white rice.  I don’t like the little bit of gran that shows up in the brown rice grains.  So, I fake it using some flavors and some white white.  Brown Rice using White Rice is super easy and totally yummy.  I really like it with loaded chicken and some broccoli!

Does brown rice taste the same as white rice?

Brown and white rice have very distinct tastes, despite the fact that they come from the same grain.

Brown rice is generally considered to be more flavorful than white rice due to its higher nutritional content; its surface area of bran, which gives it a crunchier texture; and its fewer processing steps which leave it with higher levels of beneficial vitamins and minerals.

While there are some who will argue otherwise, most people agree that brown rice has a nuttier flavor than white rice.

Ultimately though, one’s perception of taste can vary greatly depending on their individual palette; however, just about everyone can agree that both varieties of the grain offer an array of distinctive health benefits for those willing to give either one a try!

What makes white rice stickier than brown rice?

White rice is stickier than brown rice because of the outer layer of starch that coats each grain.

The bran layer that is preserved in brown rice can make it more difficult for the starches to stick together when cooked, while the polished surface of white rice allows the starches to bond and gelatinize.

This makes white rice ideal for dishes like sushi and fried rice, where a sticky texture is desired.

To achieve a stickier texture with brown rice, it needs to be cooked with a bit more liquid than usual or given extra time to soften before serving.

Is brown rice healthier than white rice?

When it comes to deciding between white rice and brown rice, health-conscious eaters are often conflicted.

Brown rice is typically seen as being the healthier option due to its higher levels of fiber, protein, and vitamins.

On the other hand, white rice contains fewer calories and is easier to digest.

Ultimately, which type of rice a person chooses comes down to individual preference. Brown rice may be the healthier option if you’re looking for more nutrition in your diet, but white rice is still an excellent source of carbohydrates and can be beneficial in certain circumstances.

Ultimately, it is important for people to listen to their bodies and make decisions that are best for their individual needs.

How do I reheat leftover rice?

Reheating leftover rice is simple and quick. First, gather your ingredients: the leftover rice and a bit of water or broth.

If you’re looking for extra flavor, try adding in butter, garlic, herbs, or even some diced veggies.

Then place the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a lid or damp towel. Heat the mixture on high power for 1to 2 minutes until the rice is fully heated through.

You can also reheat your rice on the stovetop. Place the ingredients into a pan over low heat and stir until everything is warm and cooked through.

Either way you choose to reheat it, your rice will be ready to enjoy in no time!

I really like to use a Dutch Oven for this Rice!  Here’s my favorite:  The Pampered Chef Deep Covered Baker for Oven and/or Microwave

Brown Rice using White Rice

Brown Rice using White Rice

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes

Turn pain white rice into a fabulous savory dish that mimics brown rice without the piece of grain in the middle!


  • 1 ½ c uncooked white rice
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 c water
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 beef bullion cube
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs Worchestershire
  • ¼ c melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In 2 qt casserole dish combine all ingredients.
  3. Bake covered for 1 hour, stirring once after 30 minutes

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Crystal & Co

Saturday 30th of November 2013

Pinning this to my Easy Recipes board!

Kelli Miller

Sunday 1st of December 2013

YAY! I love it when my readers pin my stuff - it helps my blog to grow, so thank you very much! Be sure to drop back by and tell me what the boys think of it. :-)

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