Brown Rice Recipes

Find delicious recipes made with healthy brown rice.

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Raisin and Spice Brown Rice

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This brown rice pilaf is seasoned with onion, celery, raisins, fresh ginger, cumin, coriander, black pepper, and soy sauce.

Brown Rice, Chicken, and Chorizo Paella

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My husband is a Spaniard, so I started looking into paella. It took me 4 times to get this right. It has become his favorite dish and expects me to make this every week. I have tweaked this recipe to our taste, so the red pepper, capers, and black olives are simply a preference for us. The vinegar is a Spanish thing, so I always add it. You can leave a little broth in the paella, or cook until the broth is fully absorbed. It is simply a preference.

Easy Oven Brown Rice

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I am a terrible rice cook, but once I tried this method I can be confident that it will turn out every time!

Easy Korean Ground Beef Bowl

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Korean beef bowls are quick and easy to make. The ingredients can easily be adjusted to suit your taste. Serve over warm rice or spiralized vegetables.

Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice

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This recipe is a great spin-off on your conventional (and let's face it, plain) side dish of rice at dinner. The brown rice provides a nutritious, fiber-packed alternative to white rice, and the cilantro and the lime gives this dish an extra dash of delicious Mexican flavor.

Brown Rice Buddha Bowl

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A fresh and crisp meal in one. Brown rice, vegetables, tofu and chickpeas are topped with a spicy Thai basil dressing and toasted sesame seeds.

Chef John's Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

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While true jambalaya is really more of a thicker rice stew than a soup, it's one of those dishes that more stock can be added to easily make it into a soup recipe. Serve garnished with green onion.
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Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas

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These vegetarian black bean and rice enchiladas are just as satisfying as those served in restaurants.

Healthier Creamy Rice Pudding

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The key to making Erica's mom's recipe for rice pudding healthier is using brown rice instead of white. It's delicious and nutritious!

Garlic Chicken Fried Brown Rice

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Leftover brown rice is reborn in this chicken fried rice with peppers and onions. Black pepper, paprika, or dried parsley may be used to season after this is cooked.

The "Oops! I Forgot to Thaw the Chicken" Dinner

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Use your Instant Pot® to turn frozen chicken breasts, basmati rice, and whatever veggies you have on hand into a filling and delicious dinner on those nights when you don't have time to mess with thawing your chicken. This is the perfect recipe if you forgot to take out the chicken from the freezer. Every time I make this I am so happy with how tender and juicy the chicken is, as well as how perfect the rice comes out; fluffy, never mushy.

Instant Pot® Chicken Fried Rice

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Traditional chicken fried rice cooks faster in your electric pressure cooker. This Instant Pot® method gives you a fluffy and flavorful meal, but eliminates the need to start with already-cooked rice. You can have a wholesome version of your takeout favorite in about the same time it would take for it to be delivered to your door.

Inspiration and Ideas

14 Healthy Dinners With Brown Rice

Brown rice retains all the good stuff—the healthy bran and germ, which are removed from white rice. These top-rated brown rice recipes will make delicious additions to your dinner rotation.

One-Pot Cabbage Roll Soup

Simple soup that tastes just like painstaking cabbage rolls! Cool and refrigerate for an easy dinner.