converting white rice to brown in Mastering Vol2 Tian de courgettes
Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:58 PM
I would like however to use brown rice instead of the white it calls for.
the original calls for 1 cup of white rice boiled in a large quantity of water for exactly 5 minutes and then drained. it is then cooked along with other stuff with 2.5C of hot liquid.
So, how to convert this?
First how long to parboil?
if 5 minutes is a little less than 1/3 the standard 18 minutes cooking time for white rice would I parboil the brown rice for 1/3 the standard 45 minutes for brown (so, 15minutes?)
or would you parboil until ... 13 minutes (18-5) from it being fully cooked, so 45-13 = 32min?
Second, how much liquid to use in the final cooking process (along with 2C zuchinni, minced onions, )
instead of 2.5 cups,More?
any quick suggestions would be appreciated as this is for this evening.
Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:35 PM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:41 AM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:27 AM
In the end I half-cooked the brown rice in a rice cooker with excess water and tried working backwards from the end point, as suggested.
Finally result was a hit, but I noticed the cooking liquid (zuchinni juice + milk) didn't seem to be absorbed quite as thoroughly as it was in the white rice version.
That might have been a function of some characteristic of brown rice or I might have screwed up my timing and measures.
I will have to try it again another time when I am less harried and pay closer attention.