All-Purpose Brown Rice is a staple side dish in my house. I use it in my Loaded Vegetable Beans and Rice. It's a great side for any Mexican dish like my Chicken Tacos. I love it with Roasted Vegetables too! It's such a versatile recipe.
The trick to making flavorful rice is to use broth instead of water. I use vegetable broth usually, but chicken or beef would work too. Start by boiling 2 1/2 cups of broth, 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, and 1 teaspoon of salt. The olive oil gives the rice a rich, creamy flavor.
Then pour the dry rice into the boiling broth. Bring everything back to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with a lid. Cook the brown rice for about 50 minutes.
I love the nutty flavor of brown rice. This would be great with stir fry too! I usually make a big batch at the beginning of the week, and add it as a side to my week night dinners. It saves so much time!Print