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Seasoned Brown Rice

I serve the stir-fry over the rice for a tasty no-fuss meal. For maximum flavor, use your fingertips to crumble the dried basil directly into the cooked rice.—Betsy Larimer, Somerset, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a small saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35-45 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients.

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  • Holly Elliott
    Jun 16, 2012

    Will definitely cook again! It was flavorful and not too spicy for someone who likes pepper. Was a good accompaniment for the Asian Salmon recipe in Light & tasty...

  • Kris Countryman
    Jun 11, 2010

    Nothing special, quite spicy. Not a keeper recipe.

  • walkingfit
    Jan 1, 2010

    This recipe was too spicy hot for us. I should have skipped the cayenne pepper and the ginger was overpowering though I used the lesser amount. I afraid this one won't be a repeat.

  • cherigolden
    Aug 6, 2009

    This is very good, goes well with the Beef Vegetable Stir-Fry. Husband couldn't rave enough.

  • webesmiley
    Jan 19, 2009

    It doesn't get easier than this! Plus, it's quite tasty. I recommend it for an easy side dish.