Brown rice suggestions (for rice cooker)
- Thanks4Food Oct 24, 2012 05:52 PM
My husband and I are trying to switch to all brown rice instead of white. We have liked the Lundberg brand short grain brown a lot but can't buy it in bulk in our area as we would like to do. I went to an Asian market and bought a 4lb bag of Sukoyaka Genmai short grain brown rice to try out before buying the really big bag. It's been good but I've become a little disenchanted with it's mushiness. Perhaps I should have experimented with less water, but our Zojirushi has always done a terrific job with rice--until this. Since I'm out of it now and need to buy more, I thought I'd ask for suggestions. Again, we would especially like to be able to buy in bulk.
Could it be a new crop vs. old rice issue? My Cuckoo rice cooker has separate water line for "old rice" that's a bit higher than for the regular glutinous rice setting - maybe your bag of Sukoyaka is a new crop and thus needs less water than the Lundberg?
Our Costco carries the Lundberg, and otherwise I buy whatever organic brown rice I can get at a Korean market - sorry I don't recall the brand name. But i haven't had trouble with mushiness. I do soak brown rice longer than white rice (60 vs. 30 minutes) but I can't imagine that longer soaking would prevent mushiness - seems like it would be the opposite. Stupid question, but are you rinsing it well before soaking & cooking?