Semi-Indulgent Easy Brown Rice

Semi-Indulgent Easy Brown Rice 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!


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 20 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Combine instant brown rice, parsley, and black pepper in a microwave-safe dish.

  • Place butter and lemon juice in a measuring cup.

  • Pour chicken broth into measuring cup with butter and lemon juice to measure a total of 1 cup.

  • Stir chicken broth mixture into rice mixture until all ingredients are moistened. Cover with microwave-safe lid.

  • Heat in the microwave oven until rice is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 7 minutes.

  • Remove and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.

Per Serving: 110 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 16.8g; fat 3.6g; cholesterol 8.3mg; sodium 23.7mg. 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.