Ingredients for 4 servings:

1 cup brown rice

1 Cup

Brown rice

2 cups water

2 cups


aceite oliva

2 tsp.

Olive oil

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp.


1/4 tsp. turmeric

1/4 tsp.


2 sprigs of rosemary or oregano

2 Sprigs

Rosemary or oregano

some peppercorns (optional)


Peppercorns (optional)

  1. 1 cup brown rice

  2. 2 cups water

  3. 2 teaspoon olive oil

  4. 1 teaspoon salt

  5. ¼ teaspoon turmeric

  6. 2 springs of rosemary or oregano

  7. some peppercorns (optional)


  1. With its shell and everything on it, this brown rice is super simple to make. Put the rice in a pot, add a teaspoon of salt and a couple of teaspoons of olive oil. Add two cups of water. You want to make sure they’re full to the brim because this rice needs a little more time to cook. Stir. And bring it to a boil on high.

    brown rice step1
  2. As soon as it boils, cover the pot and leave it covered and unopened for 50 minutes. After 50 minutes, you’ll see how the rice isperfectly done and ready to serve.

    brown rice step2
  3. Now the brown rice is ready. In the video above, you’ll see how the brown rice is yellowish from the turmeric we added. You can skip the turmeric, but for added aroma and flavor, you can include it in the mix. You’ll also see on top of the rice are fresh peppercorns which is also optional. The peppercorns are just there so you can have better plating when you serve the rice, and same with the oregano which you can also add in the mix for boiling.

  4. This brown rice is perfect, for me, because of the spices I added which is reminiscent of my hometown’s style of cooking. The aroma is there, the consistency, the texture – And it’s so much healthier to have brown rice too!

    brown rice step3


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Hi, I'm Chef Pachi

Chef Coach, Food Nutritionist and Cook in Love with Latin Food, Author of six cookbooks. 40+ years of Experience in the Food Industry & Nutrition

...& the Science of Food


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