Brown rice is one of those things you put with anything and has become a staple in my house for a long time. Here is one we use for lighter meals, perfect for spring and summer, to go with fish, salads, and grilled anything! It’s good to become creative with rice if you are not having anything over it since it can be bland and can get boring especially with how much we use it. Adding fresh herbs, garlic, onion, juices like tomato, etc. can really bring on the flavor! Let’s look at why brown rice is so nutritious.
- Good Source of Magnesium – Vital for Heart, Muscle, and Bone Health
- Good Source of Manganese – Trace Mineral Needed for Vital Functions
- Nutrient Absorption
- Production of Digestive Enzymes
- Bone Development
- Formation of Blood-Clotting Factors
- Immune Health
- High Fiber – Weight Management, Good Bowel Health, Lowers Blood Sugar, and more.
Lemon Dill Brown Rice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
- 1 tsp salt, optional
- 2 cups brown rice
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon zest
- 1 tbsp fresh dill
- Add butter or oil to a medium pan on medium heat. Heat through for a minute. Add in garlic, broth, and salt. Bring heat to high and cover until boiling.
- Add in rice and reduce the heat to low or medium-low for it to simmer, not boil. Cover and let simmer for 20-30 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat.
- Add lemon zest and dill. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve immediately.
291 calories | 8.5 g fat | 1.3 g polyunsaturated fat | 5.6 g monounsaturated fat | 1.3 g saturated fat | 0 mg cholesterol | 950 mg sodium | 48.5 g carbohydrates | 3.6 g fiber | 2.8 g total sugar | 5.1 g protein | 22% Vitamin A | 27% Magnesium | 16% Zinc | 100% Manganese