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LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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8/23/13 11:10 A

Bake it! Try this recipe. Make it with chicken broth. I guarantee that your family will love it.

Baked Brown Rice

Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2005

4 servings


1 1/2 cups brown rice, medium or short grain
2 1/2 cups water or chicken broth
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt
8 oz. can of sliced mushrooms, drained and chopped (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the rice into an 8-inch square glass baking dish.

Bring the water (or chicken broth), butter, and salt just to a boil in a kettle or covered saucepan. Once it boils, pour it over the rice, stir to combine, and cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.

Serving Size = ½ cup

Calories = 117
Fat = 1g
Cholesterol = 0mg
Sodium = 319mg
Carbs = 24g
Fiber = 2g
Protein = 2g

8/23/13 6:28 A

I always make mine with chicken stock for extra flavor. We love brown rice, but it did take a little time for my family to get used to it. We love the chewiness now, though. I think you should just keep making it and everyone will eventually convert!

LEAL536 SparkPoints: (7,238)
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8/23/13 1:07 A

I started by adding 1/4 of the white rice with brown, then later 1/2, 3/4 then I just threw in a small handful (probably 3-4 tablespoons) of white to the brown and finally all brown. This way we gradually became used to the brown. As I was cooking the rice, I always started the brown rice first then added the white just because the brown takes longer to cook.

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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8/22/13 10:05 P

I love eating brown rice, but just as with multi-grain pasta, I have to watch that I don't make too much at a time, because I can eat a lot of it. I add a 4th cup of turkey gravy to one dry cup of brown rice and then add water when I make it in my rice cooker. I love that simple snack.

SPKRAUSE Posts: 543
3/7/13 2:22 P

Perhaps not the best person to respond, as we love brown rice (and white rice, and that purple 'forbidden rice' and and and ...), but as others have said: (1) mix with other things and (2) soy sauce.

- Do a light 'fried rice' (but cut down on the butter!)
- We do 'rice bowls' with rice and roasted or steamed veggies and a legume (usually lentils) and/or tofu or tempeh
- In stuffed peppers or tomatoes or similar ...

... replacing white rice in recipes with brown rice when the rice isn't the 'star' may be a place to start.

POPSECRET SparkPoints: (82,499)
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3/6/13 10:00 P

Mix it in with other things!

Stuffed peppers
Fried rice

3/6/13 8:30 P

I saute onions in the pan I cook brown rice in and then add the chicken brooth instead of plain water. This adds a lot of flavor. You can also add carrots with the onions when you saute and cook the rice with it. Lots of flavor.

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3/6/13 8:01 P

Add a bit of soya sauce and tell them that's the colour?

Sorry, that's the first idea that came to mind...

KPETSCHE Posts: 6,343
3/6/13 5:00 P

My family doesn't care to eat any kind of rice except white rice. I buy brown rice and end up eating it all myself. Any suggestions as to how I can incorporate healthier brown rice into recipes?

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