Slow Cooker Brown Rice
recipe at a glance
5 stars - 8 reviews
ready in: 2-5 hrs
serves/makes: 6recipe id: 57052cook method: crock pot
5 cups water
2 cups brown rice
2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
Place all ingredients in crockpot. Stir, cover and cook on high for 3 hours without removing lid. You may want to taste the rice and adjust cooking time to suit your taste.
229 calories, 2 grams fat, 48 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams protein per serving
. This recipe is low in fat.
ratings & reviews
|Jul 11, 2013 Valerie's Review
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!
Dec 8, 2013 dorthy33Member since: February 10, 2008
Turned out perfectly!
Nov 9, 2013 crazyinloveMember since: November 9, 2013
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.
Oct 23, 2013 SassybutterMember since: May 8, 2010
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!
Jul 13, 2013 gail
Easy recipe and turned out perfectly! I am not great at cooking rice and this is a pretty fool proof method.
Feb 6, 2012 Happy
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.
Jan 27, 2011 bluebirdjohnson7Member since: October 31, 2010
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.
Nov 4, 2010 bluebirdjohnson7Member since: October 31, 2010
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.