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Semi-Indulgent Easy Brown Rice

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a mild-tasting, fast rice recipe suitable as a side dish to chicken or fish. You can switch the butter out for oil or omit it entirely, but the dish isn't as tasty without it!"
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Ingredients

20 m servings 109
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine instant brown rice, parsley, and black pepper in a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Place butter and lemon juice in a measuring cup.
  3. Pour chicken broth into measuring cup with butter and lemon juice to measure a total of 1 cup.
  4. Stir chicken broth mixture into rice mixture until all ingredients are moistened. Cover with microwave-safe lid.
  5. Heat in the microwave oven until rice is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 7 minutes.
  6. Remove and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Footnotes

  • Cook's note:
  • You can adjust the seasonings to taste: lime juice and cilantro for a Mexican side, orange juice and thyme for another variety, etc. You can also switch out brown rice for instant white rice or regular-cooking brown rice, but you'll need to read the package to make liquid to dry ratio adjustments.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 109 calories; 3.6 16.8 2.5 8 24 Full nutrition

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I just won the parboiled brown rice lottery hence my love for this recipe. I used 3/4 cup of rice and 3 cups of water plus added 2 tablespoons butter, dried parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil plus...

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A good basic, but not sure what was semi-indulgent about it. Needed a lot more flavor and I wish I'd followed my instincts and added more herbs and lemon.

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I just won the parboiled brown rice lottery hence my love for this recipe. I used 3/4 cup of rice and 3 cups of water plus added 2 tablespoons butter, dried parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil plus...

The footnotes about changing to long-cooking rice also have relevance to different brands of instant rice. I followed the cooking directions on my instant rice as it called for nearly twice the ...

A good basic, but not sure what was semi-indulgent about it. Needed a lot more flavor and I wish I'd followed my instincts and added more herbs and lemon.

I made this with organic brown rice. My husband that is not really a rice fan, loved it. it really has amazing flavor and is perfect with chicken and fish! it has been added to my permanent file

I used brown rice, cooked in rice cooker. It was ok, needed something more.

I made this using cilantro and lime juice. Also used water, didn't have any chicken broth. Worked out well since I was adding it to black bean chili to extend it.

I added the pepper. It gave just enough spice to it. Love it. Will definitely make this again.

Definitely makes brown rice better! I did on stovetop, so probably could have used more liquid. Liquid absorbed but rice was not completely tender after 10 minutes. Not the fault of this reci...

Really good and really easy. My picky three-year-old ate it.