Small Batch Stovetop Method: If you want to make a smaller batch, add 1 cup of brown rice, 1 3/4 cups water, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt in a saucepan. Cover the saucepan and bring the water to boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and let the rice cook for 40 minutes. All the water should be absorbed in the rice by then. Turn off the heat and let the rice sit in the saucepan for another 10 minutes, covered. Uncover the saucepan and use a fork to fluff up the rice.