How to Make Brown Rice in Two Different and Healthy Ways

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Rice and beans are true Brazilian heritage. In addition to being delicious, the combination is extremely beneficial to health, since it is healthy foods, able to control weight and help prevent a number of diseases. However, even the classics ask for a rereading from time to time, and one way out to make rice and beans more modern is to use brown rice.

How to Make Brown Rice
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Brown rice has a number of advantages when compared to white rice that we use on a daily basis. It has higher amounts of proteins and vitamins, more fibers, which helps and preserves the intestine, works well for the cardiovascular system due to its high concentration of magnesium, helps to lose weight and gain lean mass and also helps to prevent cancer by being an antioxidant food.

However, to potentiate its taste and health benefits, it is necessary to know how to cook it. In this article, you will learn how to prepare brown rice in two different ways, both healthy and delicious.

 

Braised brown rice

The first type of rice that we will teach is the braised, check the ingredients that you will need for this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Olive oil or saute oil
  • Salt to taste

 

Method of preparation

In this recipe, the preparation and the same of the white rice. First, it is necessary to wash the rice to remove its impurities and some of its starch so that it does not get soggy. By taking longer to cook, many people leave the brown rice in the sauce for a few minutes to cook faster, but this process is optional.

Next, sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil or oil. When they are transparent, add the rice and the salt and fry for 2 minutes, stirring always so that it does not stick to the bottom. Finally, add 3 cups of water and cook with the pan lid open until the water dries. Turn off heat and stir for 5 minutes

 

Cooked brown rice

The second recipe to prepare brown rice is even easier, check out the ingredients and how to prepare it below.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove
  • Salt to taste

 

Method of preparation

Garnish half onion with a bay leaf and a clove. Put it in the pan along with the rice , salt and water. Boil with the lid open until the water dries. Turn off the heat and bake for 5 minutes.

We hope you enjoyed this two ways of brown rice preparation. If you like sharing with your friends they will love to hear about these delicious recipes.

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