Every so often you learn something that changes your life. I finally learned how to cook brown rice. I've tried fancy saucepans, not so fancy saucepans, varying the amount of liquid, heat diffusers, direct flame, and a version of a rice cooker that also steams veggies. Not once was it ever just right.
I've had gluey mush, rice burned on the bottom of a pan that took an hour to get off, etc. And then I had a meeting with chef, cookbook author, and home cooking advocate, Mollie Katzen, who shared what she had learned from another great chef and author, Joyce Goldstein. I tried what I learned with both brown basmati rice and regular long grain brown rice and the results were perfect. Thank you Mollie and Joyce.
Perfect twice so far. Safety tip - be sure to leave a hot pad or oven mitt over the handle of the skillet as a reminder.