I’ve always followed package directions for cooking brown rice and the result is usually mushy. I searched the Net and found this easy method for getting perfect results.
Bring water to boil – use four cups per cup of dry rice. Add salt if using.
Rinse dry rice under cold running water for 30 seconds, swishing grains around with your fingers.
Add rice to boiling water. Stir once. Cook rice over medium heat, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Drain rice quickly (10 seconds). Return to pot and let sit covered off the heat for 10 minutes.
Fluff with a fork and serve.
I found this cooking method from “Pinch My Salt” who adapted it from “Saveur” magazine. It works very well! Let me know if you like this method too. I used it with Lundberg Jubilee Gourmet Brown Rice Blend. I wish I’d taken pictures. The above photo from FreeDigitalPhotos.net looks very similar to my results. Even the rice blend I used looks similar to that one.