Valerie's Review REVIEW: July 11, 2013 Our rice turned out perfect but I wanted to mention that there are a lot of variables that can throw this recipe off. First, crock pots all heat differently so the cooking time might be different from one to the next. Second, the temp of your water can affect the cooking time too. Lastly, don't overcook it. When it's done, it's done. It might take you a test run to get the timing down but once you do you'll love the rice it produces. The rice was tender without being mushy. The grains weren't stuck together or anything. I was really impressed with how well this turned out. We eat a lot of brown rice so this will be a much used cooking method around here!
cookn April 12, 2015 REVIEW:
i doubled the recipe and at 3 hours it was still soup.... like nothing but water... any tips?
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Doubling the recipe will greatly extend the cooking time. For a recipe like this I wouldn't recommend it because the water won't get to the required temperature as quickly and the rice will probably be very mushy from taking longer to cook.
Guest Foodie April 5, 2015 REVIEW:
After 2.5 hours on high, my rice was mush. I think my crock pot must be very hot. Only the second time I have used it. Cooked sweet potatoes 1st and they cooked fast. Not giving up yet. Next time I will try cooking it on Low and adjust time as needed.
Guest Foodie March 29, 2015 REVIEW:
I added 2 TBSP butter and the recommended three hours in the crock pot turned out perfect brown rice.
A February 16, 2015 COMMENT: Rice turned out soggy and wet
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Not all crock pots cook the same so you should have followed the directions and reviews to adjust the cooking time accordingly if you needed to. We tested this recipe and it turned out perfectly so clearly you must need to make some special adjustments to compensate for your crock pot not cooking the same. Since you didn't give any additional information about how long you cooked it or what you did differently, I'm changing this to an unrated comment since we can't be clear that you actually tried the recipe.
shannanana November 9, 2014 REVIEW:
I can't believe this turned out but it did best rice I ever made not a single sticky grain
Ozgal4sure June 12, 2014 REVIEW:
great way to make brown rice in a crockpot, adding your favorite spices and other condiments to cook in the flavor. Definitely have to check the time as my crockpot took a few hours longer than indicated to get the rice just right, but thanks for the recipe! Definitely one to save in my recipe file on the computer. :)
Rick February 22, 2014 REVIEW:
rating based on feedback. Thanks for all the helpful comments. I Googled "crock pot brown rice". A number of other sites, including crock-pot.com do not offer just a recipe for rice itself. Another site linked to a recipe I may have tried, but was for a different cooking method. I'm optomistic about this recipe!
Member since: Aug 6, 2001
dorthy33 December 8, 2013 REVIEW:
Turned out perfectly!
Member since: Apr 7, 2003
crazyinlove November 9, 2013 REVIEW:
For some reason when I cook brown rice on the stovetop it always seems underdone, no matter how much I cook it or additional water I add or whatever I try. Maybe I just like my rice softer or something. Anywy, I tried this way of cooking it and finally finally finally I found a way to cook it that makes it how I like it. The rice was nice and soft but not overcooked either. I cooked it on high for 2 hours then turned it to low for 2 hours.
Member since: Jan 11, 2001
Sassybutter October 23, 2013 REVIEW:
I needed to make a ton of brown rice ahead of time and used this recipe. I doubled it and used my biggest crock. Turned out fantastic!
gail July 13, 2013 REVIEW:
Easy recipe and turned out perfectly! I am not great at cooking rice and this is a pretty fool proof method.
Happy February 6, 2012 REVIEW:
Thank you so much for this simple recipe. I love my crock pot and cook everything in it, yet I have never used it to cook rice (which I eat daily). I greatly appreciated the simplicity of this recipe and was excited by the result. The rice was a bit sticker than I prefer, however I plan to adjust the water a bit. Thank you for helping me to make my life a bit easier.
Member since: Oct 31, 2010
bluebirdjohnson7 January 27, 2011 REVIEW:
I made this again in a different slow cooker. The other one I used is an older one that doesn't get real hot. The newer one gets very hot. To make sure the rice cooks properly, you may want to use hot water. You can either boil water on the stove or put the water into the crock for an hour on high before you add the rice. The rice turned out good. If you leave it in the slow cooker, even turned off, it will get mushy though.
Member since: Oct 31, 2010
bluebirdjohnson7 November 4, 2010 COMMENT: I tried making this. It took way too long in my 5qt crock pot. It must not have been hot enough to cook it properly. Most of the rice was mushy while some was still hard. If I make this again I will use my larger 6 1/2 qt crock pot (it should get hotter) and I will start off with already hot/boiled water. My husband seems to think that brown rice needs to have boiling water at the beginning to break open the shell so it can cook properly. I didn't rate it, if I make it again, I'll be sure and rate it and comment on the recipe.