I use only brown rice and the other night I needed some rice and had to cook it for 45-50 minutes. Made a much later meal than desired. So my brain thinks, you can buy instant brown rice so why can't you make it. So I came up with this idea to make it. (And maybe it's an old idea and you all know how to do this, but I had never seen it so it was new to me.)
1 cup of rice
2 cups water
Cooked until it was done. Rinsed well and put it on my dehydrator sheets that I make fruit leather on.
I have an American Harvest Gardenmaster dehydrator. I set it at 130 degrees for 3 hours.
Either one worked, the 1 cup tray had to be broken up a bit which wasn't very hard or time consuming.
I ended up with 1 1/2 cups of dried instant rice.
To cook it I used 1/2 cup of instant rice to 1 cup of water and boiled it on a med-low heat for about 12-15 minutes. Rice is done and ready to use or eat.
Simple and easy for a quick dish. Much less than $14.99 for 28 oz. I'm not sure it's as healthy as fresh cooked. I want to do some research on that, but for a quick fix it would be better than white rice I think.
At this point, I'm going to make a dehydrator full ( 8 trays ) for when I need some in a hurry but will cook it fresh otherwise.
This is also posted on my blog at http://mountainvalleyfarms.blogspot.com.