Thursday, September 17, 2009

FNCCC Assignment #4 - Alton Brown

I'm not sure Alton Brown needs much of an introduction but if you have never watched Food Network you might not know about him. He in the host/chef/writer/producer of Good Eats, a smart and entertaining food show that blends wit with wisdom, history with pop culture and science with common cooking sense. Alton may have the most vast array of recipes of any of the food network chefs. He certainly has cooking down to a science! We'll post our Alton Brown recipes on September 23. It will be hard to pick just one. I'm going to leave you with a tried and true recipe that I use from him to cook brown rice. Perfect. Every. Time.

Baked Brown Rice
Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2005

1 1/2 cups brown rice, medium or short grain
2 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the rice into an 8-inch square glass baking dish.
Bring the water, butter, and salt just to a boil in a kettle or covered saucepan. Once the water boils, pour it over the rice, stir to combine, and cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.
Can't wait to see what you're cooking!


  1. I have enjoyed watching you do this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This one is going to be difficult because he has so many wonderful recipes!!

  3. that sounds great!

    I agree -- I think we need a few more weeks of Alton ;-)

    He's the chef I'll be watching the show of (on the video I requested from the library!).

  4. He's one of my favorites! I like his chicken and dumpling recipe a lot.