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Brown Rice with Vegetables


(Cooking Time: 10 minutes Preparation Time: 10 minutes Servings: 3)

Brown rice is an excellent source of many nutrients that help to maintain a healthy life. It is rich in dietary fiber and a high level of magnesium. Brown rice helps to make you less vulnerable to heart diseases.

This brown rice recipe is hearty, tasty, and full of nutrients which is a perfect way to incorporate whole grains into your diet.

Brown Rice


  • Amount per Serving
  • Calories 185g
  • Fats: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Protein: 4.1g
Brown Rice with Vegetables


  • ½ pound of brown rice
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 cup of chickpeas
  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 small carrots
  • 1 white leek
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • a few sprigs of tarragon and basil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper


  • Wash and drain brown rice. Heat 4 times its volume of salted water. When boiling, add the rice and cook for 45 minutes.
  • In the meantime, wash the eggplants; cut them in half lengthwise and cut them into thin strips without peeling them. Scrape the carrots and cut them into thin rounds. Wash a white leek and cut it into slices.
  • Arrange all the vegetables in the compartment of a steamer. Cover, bring to a boil and cook for about 15 minutes until the vegetables are “al dente”.
  • Drain the cooked rice. Pour it into a casserole. Incorporate 1 tbsp of tomato paste and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Heat over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon
  • To finish
  • Add the cooked vegetables. Season with salt and pepper; mix gently and simmer for 5 minutes to blend the flavors. Transfer to a heated hollow dish. Sprinkle with sprigs of tarragon and basil.
  • Serve and enjoy your dish!
Brown Rice with Vegetables

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