What to do with cooked brown rice

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  1. susanr613

    susanr613 Gold Member

    In order to use up some chicken broth in the fridge, I cooked a batch of brown rice...and am looking for some creative ideas on what do do with it other than serve as a plain side.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. susanr613

    susanr613 Gold Member

    Do, not do-do!
  3. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Gold Member

    Make Fried Rice!



    * 3 cups water
    * 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking brown rice
    * 2 tablespoons peanut oil
    * 1 small yellow onion, chopped
    * 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
    * 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    * 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    * 3 green onions, thinly sliced
    * 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    * 1 (8 ounce) can baby peas, drained
    * 2 teaspoons sesame oil
    * 1/4 cup roasted peanuts


    1. In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, heat peanut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add onions, bell pepper, garlic and pepper flakes, to taste. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high and stir in cooked rice, green onions and soy sauce. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add peas and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Add sesame oil and mix well. Garnish with peanuts, if desired.
  4. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Gold Member

    Here is a recipe that I've been meaning to try, but haven't yet - it looks good to me though. We love brown rice at our house!



    * 2 cups water
    * 1 cup brown rice
    * 1/4 cup diced red onion
    * 1/2 cup diced celery
    * 1/4 cup dried cranberries
    * 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
    * 1 tablespoon sugar


    1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in rice, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 45 to 60 minutes, or until done.
    2. Transfer rice to a serving bowl, and stir in onion, celery, cranberries, salad dressing and sugar. Cover, refrigerate, and serve cold.
  5. I add any extra rice to soups, chili, salads. You could also make rice balls...yum...I love an Italian Rice Ball....breaded, topped with Marinara sauce and mozzerella cheese.............so delish!
  6. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Gold Member

    Oh - and our favorite way to eat it as a simple side is to cook it chicken broth, just like you did - and then saute it with some chopped onion, mushrooms, and crushed garlic. My 4 yr old loves it this way!
  7. chefann

    chefann Gold Member

    mmm, that sounds good.

    I recently started serving brown rice at home. I was apprehensive about it because DH can be pretty picky. But he mentioned that he liked the texture and the nutty flavor. And the birds like it, too. :) But we just usually eat it plain as a side dish with a sauced entree (like General Tso's Chicken).
  8. You could also stir fry some fresh veggies and kilbosa and use the rice with that. Also, I second the fried rice yum.
  9. baychef

    baychef Silver Member

    I like to add some veggies and some low fat cheddar cheese. Guess that could be a side, however.

    Or you could add some sauteed onion, garlic and parsley for colore
  10. You are asking the wrong person. I hate rice. Traumatized at a young age and can't stand the stuff.

    But better the brown rice than the white. Maybe rice pudding? Which, to me, sounds horrible, but some folks might like it.
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