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November 6, 2011 9:40 PM
I'm planning my meals for the week, and I'm having brown rice a couple of the days and I'm just wondering how to spice it up without it tasting so bland. Any suggestions?
  5198198
November 6, 2011 9:47 PM
I mix it with grilled chicken, or tuna fish, and vegetables...I eat that for lunch several days a week.
  5554304
November 6, 2011 9:48 PM
I sometimes cook it using stock, instead of just water :)
November 6, 2011 9:48 PM
i add crushed red pepper and a dash of seasoning salt. sometimes i use lemon pepper. then i eat it with fish or chicken as a side dish
November 6, 2011 9:50 PM
I've found cooking it in chicken or vegetable broth makes it taste really good, and much different. You can also throw in things like raisins, pine nuts, or other spices to change up the flavor a little.
November 6, 2011 9:51 PM
Spices. Smoked paprika, cayenne, chili powder. Yummm... Salsa. Better Than Bouillon Reduced-Sodium Chicken Base.
  4853758
November 6, 2011 9:51 PM
QUOTE:

I sometimes cook it using stock, instead of just water :)

This is what I was looking for. If I have the bouiloun cubes do you I make that according to directions and then for the brown rice use the amount of chicken broth I just made in place of the water?
  5198198
November 6, 2011 9:51 PM
Cook it in a good, low sodium chicken broth/stock
I love curry in rice
jasmine makes it tasty
try allrecipes.com for tons of ideas
November 6, 2011 9:55 PM
I have the solution. I eat brown rice even though I hate it..and I eat it daily!

Tuna fish
Brown rice
Tuong Ot Sriracha (THHEEEE BEST sauce I have ever tasted and low in sodium and calories)
Low sodium teriyaki

I have eaten this 5 times a week for the past 6 months. Low calories and a fat shredder.
  10357231
November 6, 2011 9:55 PM
I have the solution. I eat brown rice even though I hate it..and I eat it daily!

Tuna fish
Brown rice
Tuong Ot Sriracha (THHEEEE BEST sauce I have ever tasted and low in sodium and calories)
Low sodium teriyaki

I have eaten this 5 times a week for the past 6 months. Low calories and a fat shredder.
  10357231
November 6, 2011 9:57 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I sometimes cook it using stock, instead of just water :)

This is what I was looking for. If I have the bouiloun cubes do you I make that according to directions and then for the brown rice use the amount of chicken broth I just made in place of the water?


Pretty much, although I would suggest using a little less water than usual (maybe 3/4) so that not too much of the flavour of the stock cubes is lost when you drain the rice. That's just my personal preference though.
November 6, 2011 9:59 PM
Salsa. Canned tomatoes. I'll use some memories of thailand spicy pepper sauce sometimes.
  12065972
November 6, 2011 10:00 PM
I love brown rice as it is. But these are great ideas.
  2683206
November 7, 2011 7:37 AM
look at my food diary---

staple food for me as well

go to walmart and get a BUNCH of no salt added diced tomato.

a pack of pecan smoked sausage (or choose your meat of choice)

sometimes ill add 1/4 of an onion.. jalapenos... anaheim peppers... depends on the mood.

slice the sausage in half, take the 1/4th onion and i throw it in a cast iron skillet

half a can of the diced tomatos- added to rice (1/2 uncooked measured) and the meat/veggie mix

season with crushed red pepper, mrs dash table mix, pepper, and cayenne pepper (to taste-- i make mine extra spicy, as the extra spicy tends to curb any thought of overeating.)

depending on what you do youve got a 280-300 calorie meal (mine comes in at about 300-400 sodium) for about 15 buck you can make about 2 weeks worth of lunches with it., and the total prep time on this is LESS than 10 minutes, making it ideal for snacks or when someone ELSE you know has just ordered a damn stuffed crust pizza and you KNOW you cant eat it... hehe)
November 7, 2011 7:38 AM
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November 7, 2011 7:49 AM
simmer it in low sodium chicken broth with canned tomatoes, diced green peppers, minced garlic, diced onions, and cumin. :) little bit of red pepper if you like it really spicy.
November 7, 2011 7:52 AM
I like to just add seasoning salt, like Season All.
November 7, 2011 7:54 AM
try chicken stock instead of water, you can make it mexican style too. just fry a little bit of onion and garlic, toss in teh rice, cook with stock and add a small can of tomato sauce over and let it cook!
November 7, 2011 7:54 AM
Add some veggies, Cayenne pepper or chili powder.
November 7, 2011 7:56 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I sometimes cook it using stock, instead of just water :)

This is what I was looking for. If I have the bouiloun cubes do you I make that according to directions and then for the brown rice use the amount of chicken broth I just made in place of the water?

Pretty much, although I would suggest using a little less water than usual (maybe 3/4) so that not too much of the flavour of the stock cubes is lost when you drain the rice. That's just my personal preference though.

You drain your rice...?
November 7, 2011 8:08 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I sometimes cook it using stock, instead of just water :)

This is what I was looking for. If I have the bouiloun cubes do you I make that according to directions and then for the brown rice use the amount of chicken broth I just made in place of the water?


Pretty much, although I would suggest using a little less water than usual (maybe 3/4) so that not too much of the flavour of the stock cubes is lost when you drain the rice. That's just my personal preference though.


drain rice??!!!! woah, never heard of that before!!!

not directed at you per se, but just in general for everyone who cooks rice, its usually 2 cups per 1 cup of rice, but i find brown rice needs a longer time so more water to cook or else its pretty firm.

and for the bouillon you can use it in place of th water, i think its 1 cube per 2 cups boiling water?? still may want to add a pinch of salt though...just taste the water, if its salty enough then your rice should be salty enough
November 7, 2011 8:56 AM
Try this website
http://www.skinnytaste.com/
November 7, 2011 9:00 AM
QUOTE:

I have the solution. I eat brown rice even though I hate it..and I eat it daily!

Tuna fish
Brown rice
Tuong Ot Sriracha (THHEEEE BEST sauce I have ever tasted and low in sodium and calories)
Low sodium teriyaki

I have eaten this 5 times a week for the past 6 months. Low calories and a fat shredder.


I LOVE sriracha! I eat it on tons of stuff.... warning to those who don't like spicy food though because it is pretty spicy! Yum!!!!
  9294531
November 7, 2011 9:02 AM
i cook mine in low sodium chicken broth. Then while cooking you can add peanuts, so they can get the flavor in there too, and rotisserie chicken. Then top with salt and peppered steamed broccoli. I add a tiny bit of butter to the broccoli. Then eat and enjoy. You can add or take away any of these to your liking.
  3811884
November 7, 2011 9:04 AM
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I have used the flavored packs in the ramen noodle packs in my rice! (Chicken, beef, orental, shrimp) I save the noodles bc my husband eats them!

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