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In Peru, people are completely obsessed with rice. Just like the French serve everything with baguettes, the Spanish with olives, and Americans with French fries, the Peruvian side dish of choice for pretty much everything is rice. And by this I mean white rice heavily flavored with lots of crushed (or finely chopped) garlic.
Every cook in Peru has their rice recipe mastered to perfection, and as a Peruvian, born and raised, I've eaten my fair share of rice. But the story changes when they switch to brown rice. When I switched to eating whole grains only, I struggled to get my brown rice recipe right too. The package always says one thing, but when you try it on your own, it hardly ever works. Then you try to make it the way white rice is made — at a very low temperature, with the lid on) — and again, it hardly ever comes out as you would expect. It always seems to remain undercooked or become too mushy, depending on what you do to it.
Most Latin American countries' diets include lots of white rice, but brown rice is a relatively new healthy switch that many families can incorporate.
Another thing you may want to incorporate into your rice cooking routine is to soak it overnight in a bowl of water. It's fine if you don't do this, but doing so will make it more digestible, and its nutrients will be more easily absorbed into your body.