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Sesame-Garlic Brown Rice

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Prep: 3 minutes; Cook: 12 minutes. Instead of serving plain brown rice, pump up the flavor of your meal with this Asian-inspired brown rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 cup instant brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 155
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fat 3.1 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 2.9 g
  • carbohydrate 29 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 295 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine water and rice in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until water is absorbed.

  2. Heat sesame oil in a small skillet; add carrot, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.

  3. Remove rice from heat; stir in sautéed carrot, garlic, and remaining ingredients.

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