Brown Rice Recipe: How to Cook Brown Rice: Easy Dinner Recipes

Brown rice recipe: Try my Sesame Ginger Rice!

A delicious brown rice recipe is something every home cook can make. You just need to have the right combination of herbs and spices to give it that WOW! factor. I recommend my Sesame Ginger Rice:

I discovered toasted sesame oil when I was in college and often strapped for cash. Its scent is downright intoxicating. It combines beautifully with fresh ginger and garlic into a delightful healthy dish.

Delicious and healthy Sesame Ginger Rice:

brown rice recipe - Sesame Ginger Rice

brown rice recipe – Sesame Ginger Rice

If you’re looking for tasty brown rice recipes, don’t miss my Wild Mushroom Brown Rice:

Brown Rice Recipe - Wild Mushroom Brown Rice

Brown Rice Recipe – Wild Mushroom Brown Rice

Or This Delicious Dirty Rice Recipe Ground Beef

How to cook brown rice:

Do you know how to cook brown rice? It’s not hard at all! It just takes more time than conventional refined white rice.

  1.  Bring 2 1/2 to 3 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Stir in 1 cup of rice. Reduce to medium heat and continue cooking for 30 to 40 minutes. Check at the 30 minute mark to see if the rice is close to being done. Taste it – you want a nice firm texture without it being hard.
  3. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serves 2 people.

Brown rice recipe: Sesame Ginger Rice:

brown rice recipe - Sesame Ginger Rice

brown rice recipe – Sesame Ginger Rice


You will need:

  • 1 medium stovetop cooking pot with lid
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups water
  • 4 – 5 stalks of green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce


  1. Add toasted sesame oil to bottom of pot and warm to medium heat, then reduce to low.
  2. Gently sautee garlic & ginger on low heat to prevent burning
  3. Add sesame seeds and stir.
  4. Add rice, soy sauce and water to pot and continue cooking on medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes (with lid on). Check after 30 minutes to see if rice is close to being done.
  5. Remove from heat when done.
  6. Add finely chopped scallions and mix into the recipe.

Ready to eat!

brown rice recipe - Sesame Ginger Rice

brown rice recipe – Sesame Ginger Rice

TIP: Serve this alongside a fresh piece of fish, some simply prepared shrimp, plain sauteed tofu, or with beans (I recommend lentils or garbanzo beans).

If you like my brown rice recipe, then you’ll love my other easy dinner recipes!

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