I have loved rice since I was a young child. I remember eating it as a meal in itself, in a bowl, hot from the stove covered with milk and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar on top; or on special occasions, made into Glorified Rice with whipped cream and pineapple…. Yum, yum!!
When our children were growing up, I cooked with brown basmati rice, thinking it was the most nutritious. Recently, I have switched back to white basmati rice or white jasmine rice after reading the current research on rice. Tests on brown rice (and some products made with brown rice) have found arsenic in rice that has been grown in contaminated soils polluted with harmful toxins in pesticides and herbicides applied to the soil over the years. Rice is more susceptible to arsenic because it is grown in water making the arsenic more easily absorbed into the roots and stored in the grains. I buy organic rice and incorporate it into our menu on a limited basis.
Our recipe below had directions for cooking the rice on the stove top. If you have an Instant Pot, you can use this recipe for Perfect Rice in the Instant Pot.