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Instant, Single Serving Brown Rice

Servings 6


  • 3 cups of your favorite brown rice cooked normally, freshly cooked if possible
  • water


  1. Divide the rice among 6 muffin cups(I use a silicone muffin tin for this, it will not remove easily from a metal tin.  If all you have is a metal tin, lay 1 or more large pieces of plastic wrap over the muffin tin and then press the rice into the cups so that the plastic wrap will make removing the rice when it's frozen much easier). If using rice that has been in the fridge overnight or if it's particularly dry, stir in a couple tablespoons of water to get the rice to stick together better.  Press the rice down into the cups and then freeze until solid.  Once solid, remove from the muffin tin and store in the freezer in a sealed plastic bag.
  2. When needed, remove as many serving as needed.  Drizzle about 1 teaspoon of water over each serving and microwave one at a time for 60-90 seconds(75 seconds in my microwave is what I do).  Serve with the rest of your meal.
  3. Alternatively, add as many servings to a small pot or your pan or pot of already cooked food.  Add a small amount of water, cover the pan and steam for about 2 minutes until the rice is completely thawed and hot.