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Aromatic Brown Rice

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
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.
Keyword bay leaf, Brown rice, garlic, herbs, laurel leaf, lemon rind, wholespice