I prefer any type of rice as a filler rather than a stand alone. Sauted peppers, onion, and mushrooms make anything taste yummy. If you just want the rice, try hot sauce. Texas Pete has saved many bland dishes.
I will saute a little onion, garlic and celery in some evoo and then cook that with the rice in some good chicken stock... I think it's College Inn that has a fantastic rotisserie chicken stock that is sooo flavorful! It may add calories but it's also some protein and the flavor can't be beat!
I make a 3 bean "chili" that is great on top of prepared brown rice. Actually, the "chili" had no chili in it and it tastes like my mom's old baked bean recipe... I stumbled on the flavor combination by accident!
I tried brown rice but I just never really liked it but I will try cooking it with chicken broth for more flavor. Also the suggestion of mixing white rice with the brown rice may work as well. unfortantly my husband doesn't like rice at all.
I like to add tomatoes or raisins/currents with cinnamon which add lots of flavor. Basically just add flavors you like or match what you are eating with the rice and veggies or fruit are the healthiest to add.
My family enjoys egg fried rice made with brown rice. You cook you rice and let it cool (so the rice is not sticking together). Mix 2-3 eggs (depending on how much rice) and low sodium soy sauce, heat a pan and add a some olive oil, add rice and mix until heated pour in egg mixture and stir until rice is coated with egg, cook until egg is cooked. I like to add shredded carrots and peas.
Instead of cooking with water, add chicken or beef broth. It adds a ton of flavor for such little calories. You can also throw in garlic, onions, and try playing around with different seasonings. Just throw it all into the pot and let it cook with the rice.
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