We've found that cooking brown rice like pasta produces the fluffiest grains.

Adam Hickman
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2015


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

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10 mins
40 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Add rice; reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain well.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add rice, pepper, and salt; sauté 2 minutes or until rice is heated. Stir in cilantro and turmeric, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

132 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 0.3g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 2g; iron 1mg; sodium 121mg; calcium 6mg.