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Brown rice 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.

2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

How about a healthy, low-calorie roast chicken dinner? Enjoy this tasty meal with benefits like vitamin C from the salsa verde which helps iron absorbtion

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
12 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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
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4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Looking for a quick salmon dish rich in omega-3? This wholesome brown rice pilaf is inspired by Middle Eastern flavours and takes a handful of ingredients

40 mins
Easy
411 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This warming aubergine chilli is low fat and four of your five-a-day. Serve up this smoky spiced supper with brown rice and all your favourite trimmings

2 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 1.0 out of 5 star 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
33 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 8 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
16 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
99 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Stir parsley pesto through brown rice and top with onions, peppers, courgettes and chunks of halloumi cheese for a filling vegetarian dinner

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
83 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Combine lean chicken with super-healthy broccoli, ginger and garlic for a quick and cheap, weeknight dinner

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
29 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Marinate salmon with yogurt and curry paste, then cook with brown rice in one pan to steam the fish until tender and flaky

55 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
26 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
43 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A superhealthy vegetable-packed curry with chickpeas, spinach and tomatoes. Serve this delicious Indian dish with filling brown basmati rice

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
39 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg flavour this healthier rice pudding served with a naturally sweetened, chunky berry sauce

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Fermented miso soya bean paste adds an extra savoury hit to this nutritious rice dish topped with fiery chilli-fried prawns

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
22 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Slow cook brown basmati rice in stock and flavour with mushrooms, blue cheese, sage and parsley

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Kofta-style kebabs with feta, harissa and onion, served with a wholesome basmati rice flavoured with parsley and mint

50 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A simple healthy side of brown rice served with ginger, garlic, spring onions, soy sauce and soya beans

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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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