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Brown rice recipes

32 Recipes

Make the most of wholegrain or brown rice in BBC Good Food's highest-rated recipes, including pilafs, rice salads and side dishes that will steal the show.

Brown rice tabbouleh with eggs & parsley

3.77778

(9 ratings)

Pack up this tasty rice salad for a healthy vegetarian lunch. It's full of fibre, folate and vitamin C and is topped with protein-rich boiled eggs...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Burnt aubergine veggie chilli

4.908295

(229 ratings)

This warming aubergine chilli is low fat and 4 of your 5 a day. Serve up this smoky spiced supper with brown rice and all your favourite trimmings
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Brown rice canapé bowl

1

(1 rating)

Leftover canapés at Christmas? No problem. Pile them on top of the brown rice and veg in this low-fat, low-calorie, quick and easy lunch or supper dish
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Quick & spicy nasi goreng

4.391305

(23 ratings)

Save on the washing up with this speedy supper for one, with wholesome ingredients like Chinese cabbage and brown rice, finished with a fried egg
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chunky vegetable & brown rice soup

3

(3 ratings)

Brown rice makes this vitamin-packed soup a great low-GI option. If you've got leftovers, serve it puréed the next day for a change...
  • 1 hour and 8 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Stir-fry with broccoli & brown rice

4.7

(10 ratings)

Combine ready-to-cook vegetarian, chicken-style pieces with super-healthy broccoli, ginger and garlic for a quick, veggie dinner
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Black bean, tofu & avocado rice bowl

4.384615

(13 ratings)

Mix up your midweek meals with this vegetarian Mexican brown rice and grilled tofu dinner - swap for chunks of chorizo to make it meaty
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Kale & salmon kedgeree

4.25

(4 ratings)

Packed full of heart-healthy brown rice, oily fish and turmeric, this curried classic makes a brilliant brunch, lunch or supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Sticky teriyaki salmon rice

4.666665

(12 ratings)

A simple solo supper with Asian flavours. Serve marinated, grilled fish on a bed of brown basmati rice with coriander and lime
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Tofu, butternut & mango curry

4.1

(20 ratings)

Master the art of cooking tofu and whip up this vegetarian curry with coconut milk and lemongrass. Serve with nutty brown or wild rice
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chana masala (chickpea curry) with spinach

4.272725

(33 ratings)

A superhealthy vegetable-packed curry with chickpeas, spinach and tomatoes. Serve this delicious Indian dish with filling brown basmati rice
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Prawn, butternut & mango curry

4.454545

(33 ratings)

A light coconut-based curry flavoured with coriander, turmeric, cumin and lime. Serve with brown or wild basmati rice
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Squash, mushroom & gorgonzola pilaf

4.210525

(19 ratings)

Slow cook brown basmati rice in stock and flavour with mushrooms, blue cheese, sage and parsley
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Squash, mushroom & gorgonzola pilaf

4.210525

(19 ratings)

Slow cook brown basmati rice in stock and flavour with mushrooms, blue cheese, sage and parsley
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Japanese-style brown rice

4.166665

(6 ratings)

A simple healthy side of brown rice served with ginger, garlic, spring onions, soy sauce and soya beans
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spring veg & prawn stir-fry

4.5

(2 ratings)

A quick and tasty stir-fry, perfect after a long day at work - you can prepare the rice ahead, if you like
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Thai fried rice with prawns & peas

4.88889

(9 ratings)

Similar to pad Thai but with better-for-you brown rice, this Asian shellfish pot with egg, coriander and peas is filling and fresh
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

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