How To BROWN White Rice

(c) Photo: Lisa Muhammad

"Potatoes and rice are too starchy for you and me. They laden us with too much starch and fat, which are friends of diabetes." - The Honorable Elijah Muhammad, How To Eat To Live, Vol. 1  

"If you must eat rice, please brown it thoroughly in your oven or on top of your stove with a little butter or oil to keep it from sticking. Stirring it vigorously. Remember, eat only one meal, once every 24 hours. 
- How to Eat To Live, Vol.1 

When choosing rice, I use "parboiled" rice. Parboiled rice is simply rice that has been partially boiled in the husk. I find that it holds it's shape better it doesn't get mushy. 

You will need:
Large baking dish (I use a 13x9 inch pyrex glass dish as seen in photo)
Parboiled rice
You can brown and much rice as you would like ahead of time.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
To keep the rice from burning. It's best to spread the rice in the baking dish in a 2 inch layer approximately.


Pour the dry rice into a the baking dish and spread evenly.


Place the pan in the oven and bake for approximately 3 minutes.

The rice will begin browning around the edges of the pan.

3. Scrape the browned rice to the middle of the pan and mix together.

(c) Photo: Lisa Muhammad

4. Smooth the rice out, spreading the rice evenly in the pan.

(c) Photo: Lisa Muhammad
Continue to bake in 3 minute increments, repeating step 3 until all the rice is browned evenly.
(c) Photo: Lisa Muhammad
         Let rice cool completely and store in an airtight container.
(c) Photo: Lisa Muhammad

For directions on how to cook brown rice, click here.


  1. Would this method would work for brown rice? I wonder if there's a connection with how we as followers of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad were taught to prepare rice and the recent news of arsenic found in white and brown rice?

  2. Yes. Some of my friends have used brown rice and said it works. I personally have not tried it yet.

    I asked my mom did they use this method for brown rice years ago, she told me brown rice was hardly used back then. It was wasn't really popular, so you didn't see it hardly at all in the stores.
    Now, today it's very popular.


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