Instead of cooking short grain brown rice, I have been adding the following ( some of them for the first time ). You may get the grains from Bethesda Co-Op at McArthur Blvd. and Seven Locks Road.
Oat groats, wheat berry, buckwheat groats, pearled barley, whole cracked wheat bulgar, rye berries, short grain brown rice.
1 cup of the mixed grain
Soak in 4 cups of water for 1 hr. ( optional, soaking in water will reduce your cooking time )
Cook for 30 to 40 minutes or until the grain is cooked. Add water if necessary. Pour the excess water and run some water through the grain and serve.