Healthy and Simple
Brown Rice Recipes

The versatility of brown rice recipes makes them great for dessert, side dishes and even one pot meals.

Brown rice is known as one of the healthiest foods in the world. Tolerated by virtually everyone, the health benefits of these brown rice recipes will help you make healthy diet changes you need to boost immune system naturally and add fiber, B vitamins and other great nutrients while also supporting healthy blood sugar levels. Here are examples of the variety of recipes brown rice can be used for.

Best Basic Brown Rice

1 cup organic brown rice
2 cups purified water
pinch sea salt

Combine in covered sauce pan, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 40 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes, with lid on. Fluff with a fork before serving. Keep it simple by topping with sea salt, small amounts of organic butter or organic shoyu (naturally brewed soy sauce).

For pressure cooking brown rice, reduce the water to 1 ½ cups and the cooking time to 20 minutes.

Un-Fried Healthy Rice

1 cup organic brown rice
2 cups purified water
1 cup organic frozen peas and carrots, thawed
½-1 cup raw cashews, halved or large pieces
½ tsp. sea salt
1-2 T. shoyu, to taste
2 tsp. sesame oil (optional)

Cook brown rice according to basic brown rice recipe above. Last 10 minutes of cooking, pour peas and carrots on top long enough to heat through. After 10 minute wait, add remaining ingredients and toss gently with a fork until mixed well.

Creamy Coconut Rice Pudding

3 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup coconut milk
1/2-1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey, (or less to taste)

Optional ingredients:
cubed fresh pineapple chunks
dried coconut flakes

Combine, chill and eat. Whole intact grains are the next best food to consume after raw fruits and vegetables and provide steady calm energy, fiber and much more. This is one of my favorite healthy dessert recipes that reminds me of traditional rice pudding but has great healthy ingredients. Enjoy this delicious dish for breakfast, dessert or snack.

Healthy Simple Spanish Rice

2 cups cooked organic brown rice
1 can mexican diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce (optional)
1/4 tsp. cumin or oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
sea salt and pepper to taste

Combine mexican diced tomatoes with cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir well. Add can of tomato sauce for more sauce and tomato flavor, if desired. Add brown rice. For super healthy dish, replace canned tomato products with diced fresh tomato and chopped fresh peppers. Some of the fresh tomatoes can be blended before adding for ‘saucier’ dish.

Brown Rice Tabouli

2 cups cooked brown rice, cooled
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1-2 medium cucumbers, chopped
½ cup scallions or fresh chives, chopped
1-2 cups parsley, chopped
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
½ cup red onion, chopped (optional)
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)

1 tsp sea salt
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

For a meal in a bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over combined remaining ingredients. Will keep in refrigerator for 2-3 days. You may also try replacing the brown rice with bulgar wheat, quinoa, couscous or millet. Can be served on a bed of lettuce or stuffed into a tomato. A meal in a bowl which provides loads of energy!

Check back soon for more healthy brown rice recipes and other great easy healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks!

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