Brown Rice with Cardamom

Most people dread brown rice. If cooked well, brown rice tastes so much better than white rice, has more fiber, more fat, and can be surprisingly filling. The secret to perfect brown rice are these two steps. The first step is to soak the rice before cooking, preferably overnight. The second step is to let the rice rest for at least an hour before serving. I know how to cook rice in a rice cooker, but I am sure you can modify and cook it on the stove top.


  • 1 cup of brown rice, washed & soaked overnight in 2 1/2 cups of water (add water if required)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom


Transfer the soaked rice and water into the rice cooker, add salt and oil. Once it is cooked, sprinkle the cardamom on and let it set on warm for an hour or more. This rice can be served with lentils or any other dish of your choice.