15 Recipes That Prove Brown Rice Is Better Than White Rice


Switch up your meals with these delicious brown rice recipes. They’re not only healthy and flavorful, but they are a great alternative to white rice. Each recipe is packed with nutrients and flavors that will make you forget all about white rice. Let’s dive in!

Brown Rice Stir-Fry 


Start by sautéing your favorite veggies like bell peppers, carrots, or peas in a pan with some oil. Add tofu for protein and cook until it’s golden brown. Mix in cooked brown rice and a dash of soy sauce for that umami flavor. Stir-fry everything together and serve hot for a quick and healthy meal.

Mushroom Brown Rice 


Begin by frying chopped mushrooms and minced garlic in a pan until the mushrooms are browned and the garlic is fragrant. Add in your brown rice and stir until it’s well combined with the mushrooms and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. This dish is an excellent side for barbeques and other meat-heavy meals.

Brown Rice Salad

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Combine cooked brown rice with chopped vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onions in a large vessel. Add a vinaigrette made with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss everything together and chill the salad in the fridge before serving. This fresh salad is ideal for hot summer days.

Brown Rice Pilaf

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Start by sautéing diced onions and carrots in a pan until they’re soft. Add in your brown rice and stir until it’s covered in the oil and smokes a bit. Pour your favorite broth into the pan, cover it, and let the rice simmer until it absorbs all the broth and cooks completely. This pilaf is a hearty, comforting dish that pairs well with any main course.

Brown Rice Sushi 


Prepare sushi vinegar by combining rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Cook brown rice and mix in the sushi vinegar. Let it cool. Set a sheet of nori seaweed on a bamboo mat, spread the rice, and add your favorite fillings like cucumber, avocado, and smoked salmon. Roll tightly and slice into bite-sized pieces.

Brown Rice Risotto


Saute onions and garlic until translucent. Add brown rice and cook until toasted. Gradually add vegetable broth, stirring constantly until the rice has absorbed the liquid. Repeat till the rice is creamy and cooked. Stir in parmesan cheese and serve hot.

Brown Rice Tacos 

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Cook brown rice and combine it with black beans and corn. Put the mixture on a tortilla and add salsa, shredded lettuce, and cheese. Fold and enjoy a healthy taco. It’s a healthy alternative to a meal not considered great for your health!

Brown Rice Pudding 


In a saucepan, combine cooked brown rice, milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Keep cooking it over medium heat until it turns thick and creamy. Stir in the vanilla extract and serve warm or chilled.

Brown Rice Paella


In a large pan, saute onions, bell peppers, and garlic. Add tomatoes, paprika, and saffron. Stir in brown rice, vegetable broth, and a variety of seafood. Cook until the rice is tender and the seafood is cooked.

Brown Rice Jambalaya


Saute onions, bell peppers, and celery. Add garlic, tomatoes, andouille sausage, as well as chicken. Mix in brown rice, chicken broth, and spices. Simmer until the rice is cooked, and the flavors are well combined.

Brown Rice Biryani 


Cook brown rice with spices like cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom. In a separate pan, saute onions, ginger, and garlic, and add the marinated chicken. Add the cooked rice and chicken to a baking dish, along with fried onions, and bake until heated through.

Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers 


Halve bell peppers and remove the seeds. Stuff the peppers with a combination of cooked brown rice, sauteed onions, tomatoes, and ground beef. Bake it until the peppers are soft and the filling is warm all the way through.

Brown Rice Buddha Bowl 


Fill a bowl with cooked brown rice, roasted veggies, and protein like tofu or chickpeas. Elevate the dish with a drizzle of tahini dressing and sprinkle it with a handful of sesame seeds.

Brown Rice Congee

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Simmer brown rice in a cooker full of water or broth until it softens and becomes creamy. Add toppings like green onions, peanuts, and soy sauce.

Brown Rice Fried Rice


Saute onions, peas, and carrots. Add cooked brown rice, soy sauce, and scrambled eggs. Stir-fry until everything is well combined and heated through. Simple, yet extremely tasty!


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