Semi-Indulgent Easy Brown Rice

Semi-Indulgent Easy Brown Rice


"This is a mild-tasting, fast rice recipe suitable as a side dish to chicken or fish. You can switch the butter out for oil or omit it entirely, but the dish isn't as tasty without it!"


20 m servings 109 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 109 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine instant brown rice, parsley, and black pepper in a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Place butter and lemon juice in a measuring cup.
  3. Pour chicken broth into measuring cup with butter and lemon juice to measure a total of 1 cup.
  4. Stir chicken broth mixture into rice mixture until all ingredients are moistened. Cover with microwave-safe lid.
  5. Heat in the microwave oven until rice is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 7 minutes.
  6. Remove and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.


  • Cook's note:
  • You can adjust the seasonings to taste: lime juice and cilantro for a Mexican side, orange juice and thyme for another variety, etc. You can also switch out brown rice for instant white rice or regular-cooking brown rice, but you'll need to read the package to make liquid to dry ratio adjustments.
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  1. 9 Ratings


The footnotes about changing to long-cooking rice also have relevance to different brands of instant rice. I followed the cooking directions on my instant rice as it called for nearly twice the ...

A good basic, but not sure what was semi-indulgent about it. Needed a lot more flavor and I wish I'd followed my instincts and added more herbs and lemon.

I made this with organic brown rice. My husband that is not really a rice fan, loved it. it really has amazing flavor and is perfect with chicken and fish! it has been added to my permanent file