How to Cook Brown Rice. Cooking rice on the stove seems simple. How do you cook rice in a frying pan? Rinse : Rinse rice under running water 3-4 times quickly Soak : Soak in water more than 30 minutes Bring to a boil : Drain water in the pot, add water in the recipe, and bring to a boil over medium heat Simmer : Put the lid on and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes Steam : Turn off the heat, and leave it for 10 minutes with the lid on Stir : Open the lid, and stir from the bottom gently Stir in Bring water, butter, and salt to a boil in medium saucepan. Replace the lid tightly. Give the rice a good stir up from the bottom with a spoon or spatula. Using the method above, reduce the water to a 1:1.5 rice/liquid ratio. I mean, all you need is water, a pot, a fork, and a little heat, right? Brown rice, which can be either short or long … Let the rice cook on the low setting. Some basmati rice recipes will benefit from a short soaking period for softer rice — a purely optional step. Put the frying pan on the stovetop over high heat with the lid on. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1019204-basic-stovetop-rice Once the bubbles have subsided, you’ll see the surface of the rice with nice, even steam holes all over it.