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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,162
3/22/13 9:27 P

Maybe try Wild Rice....
1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon ground sage or nutmeg
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped celery (1 stalk)
1/3 cup sliced green onion (3)
1/2 cup sliced almonds or pine nuts, toasted (optional)

Add Cumberland Gap Ham chunks to the brown rice for more flavor....or mix brown rice and Wild rice. Wild rice also has good health benefits, vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B which is the enegry vitamin. It is good in fiber too!

LIBBYL1 Posts: 5,933
3/19/13 12:23 A

I know this... my daughter hates brown rice! I use it now in veggie burger recipes. And sometimes she will eat it with a curry (lentil or veg). I also have got her to eat it by making it in to a "cake" - adding some eggs (only two in our family but depends on how much they like eggs) to cooked rice with lots of bits (we are veg so peppers cooked slightly, mushrooms, etc but can do bacon or whatever you like), a bit of cheese (feta works well as it stays whole, parmesan would be good, ricotta gives it a different flavour) and then make it in to a cake - I sometimes pan fry it whole (not mixed) so the base goes hardish and then grill on top, but prefer it baked like a quiche...

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2/26/13 7:01 P

hi everyone!

I recently started a blog where I've been posting recipes that I make for my boyfriend and I. He's a picky eater but so far all the recipes I've posted have been major hits with him! They are all very healthy recipes that don't contain processed foods and on top of it all, they're delicious! Several of my recipes call for brown rice or quinoa, you can use them interchangeably, but quinoa is slightly healthier.

hope you like it! Follow it for updates!

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2/26/13 1:04 P

I have this recipe for a spanish baked brown rice. I have not tried it yet but it looks tasty:

SUMTHINGSPECIAL SparkPoints: (11,608)
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2/25/13 4:21 P

Okay - now that sounds delicious - and I actually have all the ingredients! I might have to try that!

Thanks, Sumay

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2/25/13 2:01 P

I make an Indonesian dish called Nasi Goreng. It is best to use cooked, cold rice for this. I put some olive oil in the wok, (you could use a large frying pan) add onions, carrots, celery, chopped white cabbage. Let it fry until softened. Add soy sauce and sesame oil to taste. When veggies are cooked to your liking, add the rice and stir. If you want to make it with sliced, pork, chicken, beef, or shrimp, add those. You can also serve with a egg omelet cut in strips, or just plain is delicious.

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2/23/13 4:37 P

Buying mixed rices can be expensive. We belong to Costco - and we buy a large bag of brown rice - but it is quite bland eaten by itself. So, I go to the health food store and buy a few small bags of other types of rice - black rice, red rice, etc. I then mix them all together in the storage bin I have for rice. It cooks the same as the brown rice - but has more texture and flavor. When cooking, you could add some chicken stock or something similar to the rice in place of some of the water to make it taste a bit better.

Hope this helps!

BRAVELUTE Posts: 3,963
2/23/13 2:40 P

Bake in the oven. 1 part rice to 2 parts water, covered with foil for 1 hour.

Makes 4 servings.

Make a salad: For each serving or cup of cooked rice: Add 1/2 c. nonfat plain greek yogurt, 1 c. red seedless grapes sliced in half vertically, 1 T honey, 1/2 cup celery chopped fine, 1/4 t. cinnamon, 1/4 t. nutmeg. Mix and refrigerate 1 hour. Stir and taste. Add more honey at this point if desired.

You wait because the sliced grapes will give up natural fructose to the dish. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts before serving.

Another thing I like to do in the baking dish is add 4 T. unsweetened grated coconut, 2 servings dried unsweetened cherries and cinnamon and nutmeg. After it is baked, I check to be sure rice if done. If not I add a little more water before I add 2 chopped apples and 2 servings sliced almonds and return to the oven for about 10 minutes.

I call this recipe Holiday grains and use it for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. For company dinner, before the final baking, I mix in the apples and almonds, and dish into individual souffle dishes. I cover and bake. Nice touch.

I always bake 1 cup of grains just for me, then it is ready to go into other dishes.
So if you are prepping for your family, you might want to bake more than 1 cup of brown rice at a time.

I think the best thing to do to get your family to eat it is first in a casserole or stir fry where it is mixed in. So for stir fry, I start with mushrooms, onion, some cooked edamame, a cooked dried legume which might be lentils, cannellini, or chick peas, broccoli, roma tomatoes. I add some miso paste for flavor and to make a broth, then add the rice. The miso reduces, flavors and colors the rice.

Start with just a small amount of rice, maybe 1 cup for a dish for 4 people.

If that goes over well, add more the next time. Eventually, you will be able to make the stir fry and serve over a bed of rice instead of incorporating it into the stir fry.
Also, try an aromatic rice like Lundberg golden rose brown rice, or Weihani, or Christmas rice. Be sure the family is around smelling that cook before you put it into a dish.
You can always make what I call a pilaf. It's probably NOT a pilaf. Ok, to have a mess of chopped fine veggies that the family DOES like, like onion, carrot, musthroom, spinach. Pulse the veggies in the food processor so there are no large pieces. Mix the veggies into the baking dish with the uncooked rice and water. I would also add either 1 tsp. miso paste or 2 Vegan Vegetable Bouillon no salt added blocks to the water to flavor the pilaf. Serve with chopped walnuts for a complete meal.

Edited by: BRAVELUTE at: 2/23/2013 (14:44)
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2/21/13 10:46 P

Does anyone have any recipes that they have tried and love for brown rice. I would like to get my family to enjoy it more but they are fighting me. All I do is boil it and add pepper. Boring I know. Any help I can get is appreciated.

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