Brown Rice Recipes

Find delicious recipes made with healthy brown rice.

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Raisin and Spice Brown Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 63
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

Rating: 4 stars 2
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.

Instant Pot® Brown Rice

Rating: 5 stars 4
I haven't cooked rice on the stove since buying my electric pressure cooker! It's so easy and you can vary it up however you like; add spices or seasonings before cooking or fold in nuts and dried fruit after cooking.

Easy Korean Ground Beef Bowl

Rating: 4.5 stars 508
Tasty Korean beef cooked with onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame.

Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 769
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.

Brown Rice and Black Bean Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 523
A yummy casserole with rice, beans, chicken, cheese and veggies. It's easy to prepare and the whole family will love it!

Healthier Creamy Rice Pudding

Rating: 4.5 stars 96
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!

Brown Rice and Black Bean Salad

Rating: 4 stars 20
This is one of our summer staples. It goes together quickly and easily; it's good for you and yummy. It's also very versatile. The first night it's a stand-alone salad; the second night, heat a portion in a pan with an additional canned veggie and it's a side dish. If you have a favorite veggie, add that; if you hate corn, leave it out. Have fun and eat without guilt!

Ke's Cajun (Dirty) Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 61
This is rice with a kick. It is best served with Cajun chicken or another Cajun dish. You will love how this complements your main dish; however, because this rice contains some meat, it can be eaten alone. Enjoy!

Wild and Brown Rice

Rating: 4 stars 23
A perfect side dish for game birds. May be prepared ahead of time and microwaved just prior to serving.

Inspiration and Ideas

Healthy Brown Rice Recipes the Family Will Love
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.
Garlic Chicken Fried Brown Rice
Rating: Unrated 245
Leftover brown rice? This is a great way to eat it up.
Chef John's Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya
Rating: 4.5 stars 776

Enjoy a hearty rice stew with shrimp and sausage, stewed full of flavor.