We officially started whole grain brown rice last night amidst my quest for the correct way to prepare and cook this whole new grain for us. I started with a 1:2 ratio after soaking for at least 4 hours on warm water. Cooking time is between 45-55 minutes for 2-3 cups of brown rice. I did not use any special pot for this though. I just used my regular AROMA Rice Cooker. I was actually considering on purchasing a rice cooker that has multi-functional buttons for all other types of rice, if my precious cooker won't produce me a good brown rice. But it didn't disappoint me. I was very happy with the result except that I reduced the water ratio into 1:1-1/4, which worked perfectly well. Finish product is pictured above and we're enjoying our brown rice so far.