Perfect Thermomix Brown Rice in 40 minutes

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Making Thermomix brown rice is easy and so much healthier than white rice. The perfect nutty, fluffy rice is simple with this basic brown rice recipe.

Square crop Cooked brown rice in a white bowl wooden spoon and floral serviette

I love the earthy, nutty flavour of brown rice but when I had to cook it on the stove it just took too long so our family had a habit of eating mostly white rice!! Even with a rice cooker, I found the brown rice would stick to the bottom of the cooker, or the water would overflow.

Making brown rice in the Thermomix was initially fraught with the same disappointments. The Thermomix recipe would either produce undercooked rice or in the worst case and overflowing TM bowl.  I’m pleased to say this recipe produces perfect Thermomix brown rice every time!

This makes me super happy because brown rice is not only tastier, but it’s so much healthier. Just the fact that it includes more fibre and antioxidants than white rice makes the switch worthwhile.

Nutrition White Rice Vs Brown Rice

Brown Rice

  • Brown rice is a whole grain containing bran and germ. This means it provides more fibre, vitamins and minerals.
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of cooked brown rice = 1.8 grams fibre. Fibre takes longer for the body to process so it keeps you feeling full longer.
  • Brown rice contains 45% of the RDI of Magnesium.  Magnesium helps control blood sugar and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Brown rice has a low GI of 50 
  • Brown rice has been shown to lower blood sugar levels 
  • 100g cooked brown rice calories = 

White Rice

  • White rice is a refined grain which has had the bran and germ removed and the grain polished.  This removes a significant amount of fibre and the vitamins and minerals contained in the outer layer.
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of white rice = 0.4 grams of fibre.
  • White rice contains only 24% of the RDI of Magnesium.
  • White Rice has a High GI of 89 and can cause insulin spikes.

Vitamin and Mineral Comparison 

Brown rice contains more Thiamine, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Iron and Zinc.

Raw brown rice in a glass jar on a white background

Additional Rice Health Note

Rice contains arsenic, which is a dangerous and toxic element. Arsenic is found in nearly all food and drinks due to environmental pollution. The levels of arsenic in rice and seafood tend to be higher than other food items. 

The level of arsenic in rice also varies depending on the region the rice is grown in, the species of rice and the farming practices.

Reducing Arsenic in Rice

  1. To reduce the arsenic content of rice it should be thoroughly washed in clean water.  This can reduce the arsenic content by more than 67%
  2. Choose basmati or jasmine rice, brown or white.
  3. Choose rice from the Himalayan region, including North India, North Pakistan and Nepal.

Eating a varied and diverse diet is the most important factor in good health. We need the nutrients provided by a wide range of food. Variety ensures that we not only get the nutrients we need but we don’t get an overload of one nutrient, antinutrient or element.

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Cooked brown rice in a white bowl wooden spoon and floral serviette

Perfect Thermomix Brown Rice

Julie Carlyle
Making Thermomix brown rice is easy & so much healthier to eat than white rice.  The perfect nutty, fluffy rice is simple with this basic brown rice recipe.  #Thermomix #brownrice
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Australian
Servings 4 serves
Calories 228 kcal


  • Thermomix


  • 1000 g water tap water
  • 250 g Brown Rice
  • 1050 g water warm tap water


  • Add the water to the TM Bowl.
  • Insert internal steam basket.
  • Add rice to the internal steam basket. Wash 15 sec/Speed 9.
  • Remove the basket reserving rice. Discard washing water from TM bowl.
  • Add fresh 1050g water. Place the internal steam basket back in the TM bowl. Cook for 40min/Varoma/ Speed 4.


Use the spatula to remove the basket. 


Calories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 28mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Brown Rice, Side dish, Vegetarain
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

If brown rice is not your preference try my basic white rice recipe.

Overhead Cooked Sushi Rice


Please feel free to leave me a comment. I love hearing from everyone 🙂Rating the recipe once you’ve made the dish helps other readers decide whether to make my dishes, so I would love it if you could come back and let everyone know what you think.

Happy Cooking

14 thoughts on “Perfect Thermomix Brown Rice in 40 minutes”

  1. Sarah C says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for the great instructions. With these settings, was able to make brown rice to a perfect consistency!

  2. Emma Corcoran says:

    5 stars
    Easy and delicious. I constantly stuff up rice and was glad to find this fool proof and a delightful side.

  3. Mel says:

    5 stars
    This is perfection! Could not be any any happier! Great recipe.

  4. Layla says:

    Isn’t the varoma the thing that goes on top of the thermomix? Why does the rice cooker setting not come with any instructions and why do you not use it to make rice?

    1. The Varoma means steam in German. So the large basket which sits on top of the Varoma is a Steaming basket. There is also a temperature setting on the Thermomix called Varoma. This is the maximum temperature the TM will go to and is the steaming temperature.
      I hope that helps.
      The basket that you’re calling a rice basket is the internal basket and can be used to cook rice, vegetables or anything you don’t want the blades to hit.
      Happy Cooking

  5. Sue says:

    5 stars
    I am very impressed with how the rice has turned out.

    1. Hi Sue
      Thank you so much 🌸🌸

  6. Katherine says:

    What is the wash mode to wash the rice at speed 9?

    1. This is a manual recipe. The Speed 9 blasts the rice in the basket with water. This washes all the milky residue off. Then the water is discarded and clean water added for cooking.
      Happy cooking

  7. Ruth says:

    5 stars
    Made this rice many times, always turned out perfectly.
    Have some left to freeze for another meal.
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us all.

  8. Jane says:

    Hi! Which exact setting do I choose to “wash” the rice at speed 9? (Clever idea!) I have the Thermomix 6, in case that makes a difference in setting options. Thanks!

    1. Hi Jane
      All you need to do is have the water in the bowl. The rice in the internal steam basket. Then with the TM6 on manual mode (showing the three circles) tap the blade speed circle so that it becomes large. Turn the speed selection to speed 9. Allow the machine to run for the desired amount of time. (Watch the timer) Then press the silver selector button in to stop the blades. Washing the rice is done! Discard the dirty rice.

  9. summer says:

    Thank you for this method. Can you give any tips on how to make the Brown Rice sticky? We like to make sushi with it 🙂

    1. Hi Summer
      The key is to find short-grained brown rice. The long-grain brown will always separate.
      You will need to cook the brown rice for 40min, not 20 mins.
      I hope that helps.

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