Brown rice is a popular dish among vegans because it’s gluten-free. After hearing a lot of benefits regarding brown rice, I tried a simple Indian brown rice recipe with spices and plums, and it was the best decision because I have been making them ever since and everyone loves it, especially at dinner.
The Indian spiced brown rice is made in different ways. Some even include chicken and beef for flavorful rice.
What I like about brown rice is that you can prepare it within 30 minutes at max and have a delightful side dish in meals. You can either serve it with grilled vegetables, chicken, or a traditional Indian complimentary dish called Dal.
Traditionally, brown rice goes well with any kind of gravy or curry. You can even serve it with chili or any soup. You can cook the rice in a normal pot or an instant pot if you are short on time.
How To Make Spicy Indian Brown Rice At Home?
Follow this recipe to make simple Indian Brown Rice at home.
- You can substitute 3 cups of water with vegetable or chicken broth for more flavorful rice.
- If you want more flavor, add half tomato diced in small pieces with onion. For more spice, you can add green chilies or cayenne pepper.
What To Serve With Indian Brown Rice?
There are a lot of things you can serve with brown rice to make a full meal. Here are a few things you can serve with this recipe:
- Butternut squash risotto
- Grilled zucchini
- Chili’s potato soup
- Cheese mashed potatoes
- Honey gold wings
- Grilled chicken
- Microwave cauliflower
- Chicken curry
- Butter chicken
- Roasted veggies
What to add to brown rice to make it taste better?
You can add chopped fresh herbs, onion, and tomato to make brown rice taste good. A squeeze of lemon also brightens up the rice, boosting its taste. You can also add soy sauce, sriracha, and salsa to serve with rice.
Is it good to soak brown rice before cooking?
Soaking brown rice is optional, but I recommend it. Soaking the water removes phytic acid in the rice grain which makes it easy to digest and reduces the cooking time.
Why is my brown rice always hard?
Brown rice is hard to cook as compared to normal rice therefore you might need more time to cook the rice. I recommend soaking the rice in water beforehand for 30-60 minutes and then proceed to cook.