Brown rice is a nutritious and versatile grain that can be incorporated into many tasty plant-based recipes. Here are five delicious brown rice recipes to inspire your next easy meal:
- Brown rice
- Assorted vegetables (such as bell peppers, broccoli, onion, and garlic)
- Vegetable broth or water
- Spices (such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and smoked paprika)
- Rinse the brown rice in cold water until the water runs clear.
- In a medium pot with a tight-fitting lid, add the rinsed brown rice and 2 cups of vegetable broth or water.
- Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover the pot tightly with a lid.
- Cook for 50-55 minutes or until all of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.
- Remove from heat and let stand covered for 10 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
Recipe #1: Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers
- Cooked brown rice
- Bell peppers
- Canned chickpeas
- Garlic powder
1.Cook chopped onion on medium heat in olive oil; add garlic powder when soft,
2.Add drained canned chickpeas till heated throughout , mixing occasionally ,
3.Fill each hollow pepper top-to-bottom mixture of softened diced onions/chickpeas along w/ cooked brown rice., place stuffed peppers on non-stick pan lightly sprayed w/ oil,
4.Place all stuffed prepped upright in aluminum-covered baking dish at 350 degrees Fahrenheit , cook for about half an hour.
Recipe #2: Broccoli Cheddar Casserole
- Brown Rice
Vegan cheddar cheese
*Unsweetened almond milk
1.Blanch chopped broccoli florets, drain and set aside.
2.In a separate pan, warm-up vegan cheddar cheese with unsweetened almond milk over low heat.
3.On medium heat stir in cooked brown rice , add Broccoli to the mixture then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about half an hour.
Recipe #3 : Spanish Rice
- Brown Rice
- Diced Tomatoes
- Garlic powder
1.Cook onion in olive oil till soft; mix with garlic powder,
2.Stir-in diced tomatoes along w/ cooked brown rice until heated throughout ,
3.Season w / salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe #4: Fried Rice
- Cooked Brown Rice
- Crimini mushrooms (sliced)
Soy sauce or liquid amino
1.Melt coconut oil on a heated skillet on medium-high temperature;
2.Add sliced crimini mushrooms and snow peas to the pan.
3.Then mix soy sauce or liquid amino into the pot together with cooked brown rice till all ingredients are well coated.
Recipe #5: Stuffed Acorn Squash
- Medium sized acorn squash (cut lengthwise & seeded)
- Parsley leaves minced, onions minced
1.Preheat oven up to 375 degrees F.
2.Place cut squash inside aluminum-lined baking dish ,
3.Sautee/onion/parsley mixture within separate container using balsamic vinaigrette for flavor.
4.Fill each of hollow cavity of individual half-squashes w/ above prepared mixture before placing stuffed back into now preheated oven. Bake for another thirty minutes
- Double up on the brown rice recipe and have leftovers for the week to add quick sustenance to your meals.
- Batch cook your brown rice by cooking a big pot over the weekend and use it throughout the week.
- Experiment with different spice combinations, such as curry powder or basil.
- Cayenne pepper
- Turmeric powder
- Thyme leaves
- Medium pot with tight-fitting lid
- Large skillet
In summary, these five delicious brown rice recipes offer an easy way to incorporate this nutritious grain into your plant-based meal plan. From stuffed peppers to fried rice, there’s something for everyone in these tasty recipes!
Q: Can I use white rice instead of brown rice in these recipes?
A: While the recipes have been developed specifically using brown rice, you can technically substitute it with white rice. However, keep in mind that brown rice offers more nutritional benefits and a nuttier flavor compared to white rice.
Q: Are these recipes gluten-free?
A: Yes! All the recipes featured in this post are naturally gluten-free and suitable for those who follow a gluten-free diet.
Q: How long will leftover brown rice keep?
A: Leftover cooked brown rice can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 6 months. When reheating, add a little water or broth and microwave or warm on the stove until heated through.