Semi-Indulgent Easy Brown Rice

Semi-Indulgent Easy Brown Rice

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JARRIE 77

"This is a mild-tasting, fast rice recipe suitable as a side dish to chicken or fish. You can switch the butter out for oil or omit it entirely, but the dish isn't as tasty without it!"
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Ingredients

20 m servings 109 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine instant brown rice, parsley, and black pepper in a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Place butter and lemon juice in a measuring cup.
  3. Pour chicken broth into measuring cup with butter and lemon juice to measure a total of 1 cup.
  4. Stir chicken broth mixture into rice mixture until all ingredients are moistened. Cover with microwave-safe lid.
  5. Heat in the microwave oven until rice is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 7 minutes.
  6. Remove and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Footnotes

  • Cook's note:
  • You can adjust the seasonings to taste: lime juice and cilantro for a Mexican side, orange juice and thyme for another variety, etc. You can also switch out brown rice for instant white rice or regular-cooking brown rice, but you'll need to read the package to make liquid to dry ratio adjustments.

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Most helpful positive review

The footnotes about changing to long-cooking rice also have relevance to different brands of instant rice. I followed the cooking directions on my instant rice as it called for nearly twice the ...

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A good basic, but not sure what was semi-indulgent about it. Needed a lot more flavor and I wish I'd followed my instincts and added more herbs and lemon.

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The footnotes about changing to long-cooking rice also have relevance to different brands of instant rice. I followed the cooking directions on my instant rice as it called for nearly twice the ...

A good basic, but not sure what was semi-indulgent about it. Needed a lot more flavor and I wish I'd followed my instincts and added more herbs and lemon.

I made this with organic brown rice. My husband that is not really a rice fan, loved it. it really has amazing flavor and is perfect with chicken and fish! it has been added to my permanent file

Really good and really easy. My picky three-year-old ate it.

I followed the recipe as-is and it was quite good. Just a nice, basic yet flavorful side dish. I'll definitely make it again, experimenting with herbs and flavor accents.

This is exactly what I was looking for - just a little oomph for brown rice! We love this and I don't change a thing. Thank you, Jarrie, for sharing just the recipe I needed!

Eh blah tasting...

Tried with instant organic brown rice. It was pretty tasty! I did it stove top, though.

this is simple but great.

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