Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cilantro-Sweet Brown Rice

Sweet brown rice is a very short grain rice that is almost round. Slightly sweet and al dente, this grain is great in salads, breads, pilaf’s, I particularly like it for rice pudding. Any rice would work in this recipe, but this variety is fun for something different. A good seasoned rice is a fantastic addition to most any meal.

I brought this to family dinner last week and my sister-in-law commented on it’s “buttery” flavor. This is what a good chicken stock does, it imparts a nice flavor and texture, not to mention incredible nutrition. If you are paying the premium for high quality meat, you will, no doubt, want to make use of every last part.

2 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups sweet brown rice
1 tablespoon coconut oil
½ cup bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon sucanat
2 cups homemade chicken stock
2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt (if stock is unsalted)
½ cup chopped cilantro
1 lime, zest and juice

Soak brown rice in water and lemon juice for 8 hours. Sautee onion and pepper in oil for 3 minutes. Add sucanat, stir until melted. Pour in soaked rice, stock, cumin and salt. Simmer for 25 minutes or pressure on high for 8, natural release. Stir in cilantro and lime.

This post is part of Fight Back Friday


  1. I love buttery flavored rice. Using broth really makes a difference. My husband doesn't like any brown rice, but if i prepare with broth he has no problem with it.

    Great recipe!

  2. ooh yum. i can't wait to try this. i've got short grain brown that similar to sweet brown rice?

  3. that sounds delicious!

  4. that sounds delicious!

  5. Can't wait to try all of your recipes! Love your blog! Check out mine at The Busy Beaver

  6. Yes, Kamille. Short grain brown rice would be the closest thing to sweet brown rice.

  7. This is a recipe I know I can use with my candida diet. I have been eating a lot of brown rice and getting tired of the same ole, same ole. Thanks for posting it.

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  9. Oh, Kara, it is soooooo good! I love this rice! Thanks for posting the recipe and I will be making it soon :)

  10. I've made this rice a couple of times and it definitely made its way into my recipe binder! It is really tasty.

  11. I loved flavored rice. They are so nice and delicious. I hope I can make something like this. Thanks for sharing!


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