you could try basil (its one of my fav herbs), add tomatos and some parmesean cheese too. yum.
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Anything really. I love chicken fried rice.
1/2 tsp. minced garlic 5 cups cooked brown rice 2 chicken breasts/boneless/skinless/cooked/diced 1 cup frozen peas/carrots 1/2 cup low soduim kikkoman soy sauce 1 egg, beaten
Put minced garlic in large skillet and turn heat on med-low. Put next 3 ingredients skillet. Mix soy sauce with egg. Drizzle soy mixture over rice. Stir until egg is totally cooked. It's so good and only like 270 calories a serving. 5 servings.
Brown rice, black beans, corn, diced cooked chicken breast and taco seasoning. That's always good!
Brown rice cooked with chicken broth, diced cooked chicken, garlic, mushrooms.
Beans, lentils, chopped scallions, finely chopped celery and carrot . . . almost anything. I also like Oyster Sauce, Satay sauce, things like that. Both give a great flavor to rice, quinoa, vegetables, etc. for relatively few calories. I've been using a lot of mustard lately. Making a sauce with mustard over steamed or sauteed vegetables is nice. I was never a mustard person, except on a hot dog. Now I seem to be using it on everything except fruit. lol. I made a mustard sauce with lentils that was very good.
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I usually add in a can of mushrooms
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I mix mine with green peas and lots of " I can't beleive its not butter" spray !!
I usually cook my brown rice in any type of broth - chicken, beef, turkey or vegetable to give it extra flavor. Often I will add in some onion powder and some cayenne pepper to give it a little kick. Depends on what you like but the sky is the limit. I love experimenting with spices!
Some great ideas here. I love brown rice but have only ever eaten it plain. I love the nutty flavor of brown rice, so I don't need to add anything, but there are some great ideas here to make it even better.
If you have had Chipotle's rice with black beans & like it....you can make them at home. Rice - Brown or White, cooked - Toss with fresh cilantro, fresh lime juice, salt. Add to warm black beans & serve whith fresh salsa & lite sour cream.
Edited by: COACHPENNY at: 8/12/2008 (21:13)
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thanks to everyone I really got some awesome ideas,even some i'm sure my fiance and daughter would like ....thanks again
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I made this last week and it was really good!
Lentil-rice casserole 3 cups chicken broth (you can substitute vegetable broth or use water and bullion cubes) ¾ cup uncooked lentils ½ cup uncooked rice (whatever kind you have on hand, white, brown, basmati,etc.) ¾ cup chopped onion ½ tsp. basil ¼ tsp. oregano ¼ tsp. thyme ¼ tsp. garlic powder Blend all together in a casserole dish. Bake, covered for 1½ hours at 300 degrees. Serve with some grated cheddar cheese sprinkled on top.
I always make chicken fried rice with brown rice. Chicken breast, scallions (or regular onions) and a few eggs with some oil is great tasting and quite healthy. The oil is ur only worry and you need some fats in your life so I dont worry about it, I usually use abuot 2tbs per 2 cups dried rice. Ends up making about 8 servings at around 330 cal a serving. Add some garlic, ginger, salt, pepper and soy sauce and you're good to go.
When I make it I usually use Broth instead of water and add carrot, onion and celery and then herbs and spices. If I'm serving it with fish or something like souvlaki, I'll add some dill and lemon zest, with a squirt of lemon juice after it's done cooking. For something simple like chicken, I'll add garlic and basil. It's very good with red and green peppers, onion, chili seasoning, a few squirt of franks red hot (or any hot sauce) and garlic.
I really like a brown rice salad too. I don't have a recipe because I tend to throw in whatever I have, but it's a great salad to have on hand for snacks, and I like to throw in some tuna or shredded chicken for lunches. Recipezaar has a bunch of different variations.
Salsa! Works great on baked potatoes too. Also, when I cook rice, I usually swap about a quarter of the water for lime juice and then squeeze a fresh lime over it at the end. Gives it a really nice zest that goes great with Mexican food.
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