Brown Rice Bowl

I was hesitant to try brown rice in the beginning. I was under the impression that it will be bland and chewy. Boy, I was in for a surprise. It was mildly chewy and nutty, and best of all, I liked it. Now it’s a regular in my house. It’s a one-pot meal, so clean up is a breeze.

I have used carrots and snow peas as I had them on hand. Other suitable candidates would be bell peppers, cabbage, broccoli, if you are not a fan of lightly cooked vegetables, blanch ‘em briefly before adding them to the skillet. Also, you can either marinade the tofu and just season with salt and pepper. The marinade that I used is lime juice, lime zest, dried herbs, salt and pepper.

You can find vegan version of worcestershire sauce (without anchovies) in many supermarkets/organic stores like Wild Oats, Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmer’s Market.

Ingredients

Brown rice – 1 cup
Snow peas – ½ cup
Carrot – ½ cup, cut into thin strips
Tofu – ½ lb, cut into bite sized pieces
Green chillies – 3, slit lengthwise
Ginger – 1 inch piece, grated
Soy sauce
Worcestershire sauce
Salt
Pepper
Cilantro
Sesame oil – 1 tbsp

Method

Cook brown rice with 1 ½ cups of water in a pressure cooker. In a skillet, on high heat, start adding ginger, snow peas, carrots, chillies and stir-fry ‘em. Give it a couple of minutes and add soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Add the cooked rice and adjust seasoning. Garnish with cilantro.

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Next time I would try adding lemon grass (if I could get them, that is) as found here and peanuts.

18 comments:

DEEPA said...

i have never tried brown rice ...I just recently heard that brown rice is also good for health as compared the normal rice that we have ...Must try it out ...so simple and easy ....thks for sharing ...

Roopa said...

wonderfull healthy meal. In singapore at some places they serve this way try adding seseme seeds it gives a nice touch.

Suganya said...

Try this once and you will fall in love Deepa. Just one skillet to clean.

I will try adding sesame seeds next time Roopa. Thanks for the tip :-)

Nabeela said...

I've never tried brown rice either...if only my kitchen wasn't tiny...if only my pantry wasn't just a box....if only, if only ;)

Vcuisine said...

Excellent Suganya, this is something wholesome food. As usual,photo is awesome. Viji

Asha said...

I just made Adai with Brown rice and I was thrilled to see the beautiful color.Dish looks delicious Suganya.I will try:))

Pavani said...

brown Rice bowl looks delicious and healthy. I have all the ingredients, will try this week. Thanks for sharing.

nalini said...

Hi,
First time commenting here. Brown rice bowl looks very attractive! I like the combination of veggies and sauces you used!
Thanks for sharing...

Kribha said...

This is a really new dish to me. Beautiful picture. I always love one pot dinners. This is in my 'must try' list.Thanks for sharing such a nice dish.

musical said...

Pretty and healthy one, Suganya. Its like a one pot meal.

Sandeepa said...

Even I have a pack of brown rice lying, this and Indira's recipe are both so lovely, that I should give it a try

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay it looks YUM!....Once again great picture...Nice healthy dish. I love it...One secret question...Wat is the brand of Ur camera...?

Sajeda Meghji said...

first time at your blog! I too love brown rice, yours looks sooooo tempting!

Sajeda Meghji said...

by the way you can buy brown basmati rice (in London anyway) and it is nicer than ordinary brown rice

Prema Sundar said...

I have tried brown rice at restaurants but have not cooked at home. Recipe looks really good. I have noted it down. thanks

Suganya said...

There is no secret Sukanya. The camera I use is Canon Powershot Pro1.

I have seen brown basmati rice Sajeda. I was not sure whether it will have the same aroma as white basmati rice. And, this is not yr first time here. You are the first blogger to ever comment on my blog :-)

Sharmi said...

brown rice, tofu, very healthy recipe and looks great!

The Cooking Ninja said...

I love brown rice. It's very fragrant.

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