If you’re new to cooking with brown rice, or just looking for some new ideas, this collection of Brown Rice Recipes is for you!
We’ve compiled this list of great brown rice dishes to show you just how versatile your favorite whole grain can be, whether you’re looking for mains or side dishes.
You’ll find cozy soups, healthy sides, hearty casseroles, easy one skillet dinners, and so much more!
Cook your way through all of these great recipes, so you’ll never have to wonder “how to cook brown rice?” again!
The Best Brown Rice Recipes:
1. How to Cook Perfect Brown Rice
We’re starting this list with a basic guide on how to cook brown rice. It’s a great starting point for beginners.
Once you perfect this simple method, you’re all ready to cook any brown rice recipe.
2. Fried Brown Rice
Fried rice is always a great way to use up leftover rice, and makes for a quick and tasty side dish.
This recipe replaces white with brown rice for extra nutrition, flavor and texture.
3. Brown Rice Jambalaya
Jambalaya is classic southern food. The three stars of this recipe are chicken, shrimp and your good old sausage.
All these are mixed with brown rice and tons of colorful veggies, and don’t forget the Cajun spices.
4. Spicy Fish Taco Bowls
We love tacos in all forms, even taco bowls!
These brown rice fish taco bowls are full of hearty and nutritious ingredients like corn, black beans, red peppers and avocados. You’re going to make them again and again.
5. Turkey Stuffed Peppers
We just love these stuffed peppers, which are filled with lean ground turkey, brown rice, and great seasonings.
It’s an easy and healthy dish your whole family will love.
6. Chicken Rice Soup
Chicken rice soup is one of those classic comfort foods, perfect for chilly days or when you need a pick me up.
Loaded with chicken, brown rice and veggies, it’s pure cozy in a bowl.
7. Sausage Zucchini and Brown Rice Skillet
This skillet is one of the easiest complete meals you will ever eat!
With brown rice, smoked sausage, black beans and tons of veggies, this one dish meal is a keeper for sure!
8. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
These surprisingly easy stuffed cabbage rolls are a Polish inspired dish that is bursting with flavor.
The cabbage leaves are filled with with ground beef, brown rice, and seasonings, then drenched in marinara sauce and baked. YUM!
9. Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls
We love bowl meals, and these Fiesta Chicken Rice Bowls are no exception.
They have a Tex Mex theme with corn, peppers and cilantro. Plus, they’re great meal prep.
10. Brown Rice Biryani
Biryani is one of the most popular and celebrated foods in India, and one of the most flavorful dishes in the world.
This brown rice version features your choice of beef or lamb, and an amazing array of great spices.
11. Broccoli Brown Rice Casserole
This creamy, cheesy broccoli brown rice casserole has a crispy, buttery topping.
Even the pickiest eaters won’t mind getting in their day’s worth of veggies with this classic treat!
12. Brown Rice Sushi
Sushi is such a popular dish, but often people don’t try to make it at home. You’ll be surprised how easy it is!
This recipe shows you how to make it a fun dinner night with your own homemade sushi.
13. Chicken Veggie and Brown Rice Bowls with Peanut Sauce
These Chicken Veggie and Brown Rice Bowls are full of nutritious ingredients like lean protein, whole grain, sweet potatoes and more.
We just love the awesome peanut sauce that goes with it!
14. Brown Rice Mujadara
Mujadara is a famous Middle Eastern recipe layered with lentils and rice with caramelized onions.
This brown rice version has extra nutrition without sacrificing flavor.
15. Dirty Brown Rice with Shrimp
Dirty rice is a popular Cajun side dish, where the rice is made “dirty” by the addition of ground beef, veggies and plenty of seasonings.
This recipe adds in shrimp, for a hearty and delicious complete meal.
16. Brown Rice Risotto with Mushrooms and Fresh Oregano
Risotto is a popular Italian rice preparation, though some find it intimidating.
This recipe shows you how to make perfect brown rice risotto, which is enhanced with mushrooms and fresh oregano.
17. One-Pot Stuffed Pepper Casserole
This recipe takes all the great flavors you love in stuffed peppers and converts them in to casserole form.
It’s a one pot dish the whole family will want again and again.
18. Cheesy Zucchini Brown Rice
If you want to sneak some veggies in for your picky eats, a great strategy is to add cheese!
This recipe has plenty of nutritious ingredients, and just enough cheese to make it kiddo friendly.
19. Almond Butter Brown Rice Crispies
Everyone has fond childhood memories of rice crispy treats.
This healthier version swaps our the rice crispies for brown rice and the peanut butter with almond, but the kids are still going to love them.
20. Mexican Brown Rice
Mexican brown rice is the perfect side for your tacos, enchiladas, grilled meats and more.
It’s an easy dish that only takes a few minutes of your time, then the oven does the rest.
21. Ginger Coconut Chicken Brown Rice Soup
Ginger Coconut Chicken Brown Rice Soup is a cozy, flavorful dish that you will love making in the winter.
It has nutrient-dense ingredients like turmeric, ginger, whole grain, and coconut, and it tastes divine.
22. Cheddar Cheese & Brown Rice Stuffed Mushrooms
We love stuffed portobello mushrooms for a hearty side, meatless main, or nutritious lunch.
This recipe stuffs our favorite fungi with brown rice and cheddar cheese, then tops them with a yummy balsamic reduction.
23. Brown Rice Pulao
Pulao is a popular Indian rice preparation, simpler than biryani.
It’s a versatile dish that can be a side or main., with meat or meatless.
24. Mexican Casserole
Mux up your taco Tuesday with this easy Mexican brown rice casserole.
It’s packed with ground beef, refried beans, veggies and plenty of cheese. This is going to be one of your new favorites!
25. Indo Chinese Fried Rice
Indo-Chinese cuisine is a spin on traditional Chinese, but altered to fit the Indian palate.
This fried brown rice is a perfect example, loaded with veggies and tons of ginger and garlic.
26. Stuffed Pepper Soup
It can be so fun to soupify your favorite dishes. This time, it’s stuffed peppers.
In this recipes, you’ll find all the flavors and ingredients you love like ground beef, peppers, and of course, brown rice.
27. Jollof Rice
Chicken Jollof Rice is a colorful and tasty one pot meal from West Africa. It’s a simple preparation, but full of flavors.
Impress your guests with this easy and exotic treat!
28. Cauliflower Brown Rice Meatballs
For a healthy and nutritious alternative to regular meatballs, these cauliflower brown rice meatballs are a must!
The prep time is surprisingly quick, and they go great in a variety of dishes.
29. Spanish Brown Rice
Spanish brown rice is one of our new favorite side dishes. It’s full of tomatoee flavor and warm spices.
It’s very easy to make and tastes great!
30. Chicken Fried Rice
Skip the takeout, it’s so easy to make your own fried rice in your own kitchen!
This chicken fried brown rice is full of protein, veggies and whole grain for a nutritious meal the whole family will love.
31. Mediterranean Rice Stuffed Tomatoes
Stuffing veggies is always a great way to make a fun side dish or meatless main that is sure to impress.
These tomatoes have brown rice and Mediterranean ingredients for a great flavor combo.
32. Veggie Burgers
Make your cookouts healthier with these easy veggie burgers, which feature brown rice, walnuts, black beans and plenty of seasonings.
These will become your new summertime meatless Monday favorite!
33. Southwest Turkey Vegetable and Rice Skillet
Here’s another quick and easy one skillet dinner for your busy weeknights.
Featuring lean ground turkey, tons of veggies, cheese and great Southwest flavors, your family will love this one!
34. Breakfast Fried Rice
Who says fried rice is just for breakfast? This recipe has bacon, eggs and avocado for a fulfilling and easy way to start your day.
35. Brown Rice Pudding
With just a few ingredients, you can make this healthier spin on traditional rice pudding.
Your family is going to love this sweet treat for breakfast, dessert, or an anytime snack!
So there you go, thirty five great brown rice recipes for you to try. Don’t they all look delicious? Which ones will make their way into your regular rotation?
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