The rice you get from grocery stores, even brown rice, will not sprout (I've tried...always unsucessful). I think they must heat the rice in processing or something. I have heard that the rice from sproutpeople.com sprouts though...I personally havent tried it. What I would do is soak whatever amount of rice you want in enough water to cover it for like 12-24 hrs. Then strain out the water and let the rice sit covered in a dark place for a few days, rinsing and draining it 2x a day. It will probably take 3-4 days to sprout. Good Luck!!!