If you are looking for easy rice dishes, this green rice recipe is it.
It is an easy baked rice recipe that uses either brown or white rice.
This recipe becomes green rice with the addition of the chopped green pepper, green onion tops and parsley.
See variations below the recipe.
Brown rice side dish recipes are a great choice for a healthy diet.
Did You Know?…
It is rice in its more natural form, still having the bran around it. That’s why it takes longer to cook. But, again because it still has the bran, it is also much higher in fiber than white rice and has a much higher nutritional value than white.
Brown rice dishes are naturally low in fat, cholesterol and sodium. Brown rice also has manganese and selenium, both essential for good health.
One cup of cooked brown rice has 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. White rice in comparison, does have 4 grams of protein but almost no fiber.
Brown rice obviously takes much longer to cook as it still has the rice bran attached to it. If you decide to use white instead it is simply a matter of baking it less. See the notes and variations above.
Note that the nutritional values listed above are for the brown rice version of the recipe. If you use white rice the calories, carbohydrate, and cholesterol values will be the same.
Easy Rice Dishes - Green Rice
- 1 cup green onion, tops, thinly very sliced
- 1/2 cup green pepper, finely diced, or 1/2 red pepper
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
- 1/4 cup parsley, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash cayenne
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth , or vegetable broth, boiling
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Cook the onion tops and green pepper in oil until tender, but not brown. Place the rice in a greased 2 quart baking dish. Add the green onion mixture, parsley, salt cayenne and boiling broth. Stir and cover tightly.
- Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Check about 15 minutes before the rice is supposed to be done and add a bit of additional boiling broth if it seems dry.
- I love the look of this rice with the calico colors of red, yellow and orange peppers (as in the image) rather than the all green rice look. Suit yourself and use whatever peppers you prefer.
- You can easily make this recipe with white rice or Basmati rice. Use an equal amount of rice and broth as the recipe states for brown rice. Simply cut the baking time to 20 to 30 minutes.
- The image above shows a variation using white rice and multicolored peppers.
- Make this into a vegetarian recipe by switching out the chicken broth for vegetable broth.
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