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Lucia’s Simple Brown Rice

Brown rice is such a great staple! Easily combines with legumes to provide you with a high quality protein dish. This recipe can also be used as a hot cereal and topped with milk, nuts, and dried fruit (even with the garlic – I swear you won’t notice it!)

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Lucia's Simple Brown Rice

This simple rice recipe can serve as the base for any other recipe calling for cooked brown rice and can be eaten as is for a delicious whole grain dish.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine GF, gluten free, Vegan, vegetarian
Keyword brown rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 500kcal
Author Lucia Tiffany MPH


  • 2 cups long grain brown rice (Basmati has nice flavor)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp. salt Himalayan Pink is my favorite
  • 1 tsp. olive oil extra virgin, cold-pressed
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed


Stovetop -

  • Bring all ingredients, except rice, to a rolling boil in a heavy pan with tight fitting lid. Add rice, stir, cover pot tightly, and reduce heat to a constant but gentle simmer. Allow to cook on low heat without stirring until liquid is all absorbed. Takes about 1 hour. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes or so, then fluff with fork and stir.

Rice Cooker -

  • Place all ingredients in rice cooker and then cook using the brown rice setting (white rice setting may not completely cook the rice) according to instructions.


Keeps well in refrigerator for a week in airtight container. Re-warm by putting a tablespoon or two of water in bottom of pan, add cold rice, cover, and allow to steam for a few minutes.


Calories: 500kcal
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