Brown rice is higher in fiber than regular white rice and has a delicious slightly nutty flavor. Serve one of these tasty recipes the next time rice is on the menu.
From a delicious Mediterranean brown rice salad to hearty black beans and brown rice, we’ve collected 17 of the best brown rice recipes for you to make at home.
Mexican Brown Rice
You’ll love this Mexican brown rice that’s loaded with flavor. It’s hearty and vegan-friendly!
Lemon Parmesan Brown Rice
This rice features a hint of zesty lemon flavor. Serve it sprinkled with parmesan cheese alongside chicken, fish, or pork chops!
Buttery Seasoned Rice
This perfectly seasoned rice is sure to become a family favorite. The recipe includes instructions for both brown and white rice.
Brown Rice Burrito Bowl
Serve this healthy brown rice burrito bowl for next week’s Meatless Monday dinner! It’s a protein-rich meal that’s also vegan-friendly.
Brown Rice with Quinoa
Grab your Instant Pot to make this healthy brown rice and quinoa. Enjoy it as a side dish or as a base for burrito bowls!
Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad
Serve this flavorful Mediterranean brown rice salad on a warm summer evening. It’s hearty enough to enjoy on its own, or serve it alongside meat, chicken, or fish.
Fried Brown Rice
This healthier version of fried rice is the perfect one-dish meal. It features meat or chicken, veggies, eggs, and seasonings.
Black Beans and Brown Rice
Black beans add a healthy dose of protein and fiber to this vegan-friendly dish. Serve it on Meatless Monday or as a base for tacos or burritos!
This delicious poke bowl is restaurant-quality! It’s full of healthy ingredients and is super easy to make.
Dirty Brown Rice with Shrimp
You’ll love the flavor of this classic Cajun dish. Brown rice makes it healthier and heartier, and it’s the perfect one-dish meal!
Turkey (or Chicken) and Brown Rice Soup
This turkey brown rice soup can be made in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop. It’s easy to pull together and hearty enough to enjoy as a complete meal.
Vegan Stuffed Squash with Brown Rice and Mushrooms
Your guests will be impressed with the flavor of this hearty vegan dish. Add a fresh side salad for a complete and delicious meal!
Brown Rice Sushi Bowl
The next time you’re in the mood for a sushi bowl, make your own! This brown rice sushi bowl is super easy to pull together and features all of the flavors you love.
Slow Cooker Jambalaya
Grab your slow cooker to make this hearty jambalaya. It takes 10 minutes of prep time and then cooks low and slow until perfectly done.
Korean Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Quick cooking brown rice makes these Korean ground turkey lettuce wraps fast and easy. They’re a delicious combination of savory and sweet flavors and have great texture.
Brown Rice with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese
Serve this tasty brown rice with spinach and parmesan cheese as a side with your favorite chicken, meat, or fish dish. It comes together easily in just 35 minutes.
Toasted Brown Rice with Mushrooms & Thyme Recipe
This hearty brown rice dish has just 8.4 grams of net carbs per serving! It’s hearty enough to enjoy on its own or serve it alongside meatloaf or roasted chicken!
How to Cook Perfect Brown Rice
- 1 cup brown rice
- 6 cups water
- optional seasonings
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. You’ll need at least 6 cups of water for every 1 cup of rice. Rinse the rice in a fine mesh strainer under running water to remove the excess starch.
- Add the rice to the boiling water. Reduce the temperature to maintain a steady boil. Boil, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
- Drain off the excess cooking water and return the rice to the pot. Cover the pot and let the rice rest, off the heat, for about 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and season as desired. Serve and enjoy!
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