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MUZISHAN211 Posts: 1,850
8/14/08 11:09 A

i put some salsa in my brown rice. yum!

SUNNYARIZONA SparkPoints: (232,327)
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8/14/08 1:26 A


ME, I put brown rice into SOUPS!!! LOVE that stuff.

CRZYQUILTER Posts: 4,680
8/14/08 12:28 A

I like to add a little bit of curry powder and cumin to my rice. Also I add about a teaspoon of butter to it while it's cooking.

RAINDROPS8 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/13/08 10:35 P

add wild rice to the brown rice and added to soups with some beans...yummie

PILATESMOM2 Posts: 640
8/13/08 2:39 P

you could try basil (its one of my fav herbs), add tomatos and some parmesean cheese too. yum.

HORSEMANIA SparkPoints: (13,370)
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8/13/08 12:33 P

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.

Just add whatever sounds good to you!

NOREENBX Posts: 761
8/13/08 11:38 A

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.

JOSEPH_NARVAEZ SparkPoints: (0)
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8/13/08 11:37 A

I usually add in a can of mushrooms

MADELINE23 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/13/08 11:33 A

I mix mine with green peas and lots of " I can't beleive its not butter" spray !!

COLEYSMOM Posts: 1,235
8/13/08 10:57 A

I love brown rice with grilled chicken and black beans

8/13/08 10:41 A

I like it with either chicken broth (made with that instead of water) or making the rice with some beans and a little bit of cheese. Yum!

MASSAJME Posts: 39
8/13/08 7:41 A

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!

8/12/08 10:19 P

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.

HAPPIFY Posts: 409
8/12/08 10:03 P

cook with broth. then saute half an onion and add to rice when both are done. add half cup golden raisins or craisins, pinch saffron, and half cup pine nuts or slivered almonds. ;-)

JULIEN* Posts: 5,331
8/12/08 9:29 P

I know it sounds weird, but I like to throw some slivered almonds in when I cook brown rice and then drizzle a little honey on top. It is a great side dish for Indian food or desert.

COACHPENNY Posts: 10,392
8/12/08 9:15 P

If you have had Chipotle's rice with black beans & like 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)
TANAMCMAHON08 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/12/08 2:24 P

thanks to everyone I really got some awesome ideas,even some i'm sure my fiance and daughter would like ....thanks again

VIOLETTE1 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/12/08 12:54 P

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.

FIREWATER427 Posts: 481
8/12/08 12:48 P

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.

DJWMOM Posts: 63
8/12/08 11:59 A

Depends on what you're serving it with.

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.

KEDOGN Posts: 80
8/12/08 11:37 A

Fresh salsa is awesome in brown rice :)

LAURA0903 Posts: 133
8/12/08 11:35 A

Try adding some low-sodium taco seasoning, and serve with fajita-style chicken and/or veggies.

SKYMEL Posts: 74
8/12/08 11:34 A

peanut sauce - use sparingly due to the calories but a little goes a long way

KIM4042 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/12/08 11:30 A

I always put beans, any kind, on top of my rice! I HATE rice but can stomach it with a little bit of pinto beans on top.

JDMAKEIT2HOT Posts: 8,458
8/12/08 11:30 A

oh yeah i forgot oregano i love to put that in everything!

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LOLYER Posts: 1,543
8/12/08 11:24 A

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.

CHANGER Posts: 554
8/12/08 11:13 A

Low sodium soy sauce or make a stir fry and the sauce from the veggies you can add to the rice. Some healthy oil?

ANNMARION12 Posts: 445
8/12/08 11:05 A

Veggie/chicken/beef broth is an idea. Low sodium options are available as well. I don't have a clue on herbs though!

TANAMCMAHON08 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/12/08 11:02 A

I hate plain rice,so I was wondering what can I put in brown rice,I know i can put veggies,but I need more ideas like what kinda herbs,any ideas??

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