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Mar 15, 2011 09:16 AM

Brown Rice Texture

I just got a Zojirushi rice cooker and made my first batch of brown rice and it came out really soft and a little mushy. I feel like I followed the directions properly and did set it for brown rice. Certainly, this is not the way it was meant to be eaten?? I'm hoping I just did something wrong.....also, some of the grains seemed to puff/split. Maybe too much water?

How do most prefer to eat brown rice......soft, medium, hard?

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  1. Me too!!
    I recently bought the Zojirushi from Costco and am really dissappointed!

    1. Sounds like too much water to me, how much did you add? I generally use a 1:1.75 ratio of rice to water.

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      1. re: link_930

        I just filled it to the 2 cup line for brown rice on the Zojirushi inner pan. I also checked the amount of water and it was closer to a 1:2 ratio, so that's likely the isuue. Timer is set for tonight with a little less water.

        1. re: kirkg

          OK, I'm the idiot here...put in two cups of rice and filled to the 3 cup level with water, twice! Last batch turned out much better, although still a little on the soft side.

        1. Rice cookers use less water than cooking rice on the stovetop.

          1. which setting are you using it on? i'm not familiar with your exact model but i find the "brown rice" setting a bit too soft as well. try "quick cook" or "white rice" for less cooking time/more texture.