Aromatic Brown Rice

Brown rice is a nutritious whole grain that enriches your diet with fiber, protein, and selenium. While enjoying brown rice, you won’t get much of a respite from the carbohydrates. However, if you want a healthier version of rice, which doesn’t involve pulsating a cauliflower, brown rice is your best option.

Here is your chance to turn this bland, beige, and boring grain into an explosion of flavor. Aromatic brown rice will partner well with any protein or vegetarian dish. 

Try it with Herbaceous Seafood Skewers with Garlic and Lemon or Turkey Oatmeal Meatloaf with Apricot Glaze.

Aromatic Brown Rice

Course Side Dish
Keyword bay leaf, Brown rice, garlic, herbs, laurel leaf, lemon rind, wholespice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup Brown rice
  • 2.5 cups Stock chicken, vegetable, or water
  • 2 Bay Leaves fresh
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 3 Whole spice whole berries
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup Fresh herbs


  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oil, stir in rice and toast it until fragrant…about 5 minutes.
  • Add stock or water, bay leaves, whole spice berries, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring rice to a light boil and reduce heat and cover. Simmer until water has evaporated, about 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, keep pan covered, and let rice cool, about 10 minutes.
  • Fluff rice with a fork, sprinkle on lemon zest and herbs. Serve.

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