Brown rice is an underdog amongst all the food elements, but it is one of the healthiest ingredients one could ever find. It is loaded with fibers, proteins, minerals, antioxidants which stabilize the sugar as well as the weight. It is also known to increase bone density as well as reduce cardiac diseases if consumed on a regular basis.
If you’re planning to go on a healthy diet or at least include something nutritious in your everyday meals, brown rice should be your first choice. Brown rice usually has a nutty flavor which might come across as unappetizing to many, but if combined with right kind of components it can be as delicious as a normal milled white rice. Here are some healthy brown rice options, which are wholesome as well as yummy.
Brown rice with butternut squash
You can experiment with this amazing sunshine colored ingredient in different ways. Either you dice the butternut squash into pieces or make a puree out of it. Either way it is going to be an unforgettable flavor. Boil it in a vegetable broth with additional ingredients like onions, garlic, and fresh herbs. You can season it with a curry powder or give it an edge by making it sweet-savory.
Mexican brown rice
We can all agree that the Mexican cuisine is mouth-watering and divine. And you can add magnetic flavors of this cuisine to your brown rice as well. All you need is some basic ingredients like fresh tomato paste, onions, garlic, olive oil, vegetable broth, jalapeno chili and if you would like, you can add certain veggies like corn and green peas. If you fancy spicy food, you can incorporate some extra chili powder in the mix. Don’t forget to add some cilantro and lime juice while garnishing.
Pineapple brown fried rice
Easy to prepare, healthy to have, the blend of pineapple and brown rice is refreshing for the palate. Apart from the basic oil, pepper-salt, onions, garlic, herbs and spices you can add extra elements like crunchy greens and colorful veggies like carrots and bell peppers. You can give it a South-East Asian twist by adding exotic flavors using sauces.
Black beans with brown rice
Beans and brown rice can almost be crowned as the healthiest food combination ever. You can either make a fresh salad adding the tanginess of tomatoes and the sweetness of corn kernels with lime juice. If you’re in a mood to have beans and brown rice in the main course, you can bring together the dish by using a broth and veggies.
Brown rice with tofu
Stir fry dices of tofu and florets of broccoli with olive, onion and garlic, with basic seasoning. Along with the basic seasoning you can add some tamari sauce to your mixture. SautÃ© the mix until tofu and broccoli get tender and then gradually incorporate the cooked brown rice having a fluffy consistency.