This simple, no-fail Easy Brown Rice with Cumin recipe will be your new go-to side dish to pair with whole grain bowls, curries, stir-fries, enchiladas, tacos and baked tofu. Gluten-free and vegan, this easy 3-ingredient brown rice recipe cooks up in about 30 minutes, providing a delicious accompaniment for your meals. Based on whole grain brown rice, this recipe for Easy Brown Rice with Cumin has no added oil, salt (you can use salt-free broth if you like) or sugar, making it a perfect addition to your whole food, plant-based diet. You can make this in a rice cooker or an Instant Pot too. Just follow the directions for the recipe below, and use your rice cooker or Instant Pot, according to manufacturer’s directions, instead of stovetop cooking, using the rice setting. This whole grain recipe is a healthy, nutritious addition to your diet too.
The answer is yes! Brown rice is a gluten-free grain, and this recipe is also gluten-free. The only thing you need to worry about is gluten-containing ingredients that might be added to a rice recipe. If you prefer, you can also use organic brown rice (which is what I do) in this recipe to reduce your exposure to pesticide residues and support more sustainable growing methods.
If you want to enhance a simple brown recipe, you can cook it with broth and add just a touch of spice or herbs. This recipe relies on vegetable broth bullion and cumin seeds, with a touch of parsley (optional). You can add a pinch of cayenne to bring out the seasoning even more.
This super simple, healthy, no-fail, three ingredient Easy Brown Rice with Cumin recipe will be your new go-to side dish to pair with anything from grain bowls to tacos.
Instant Pot Directions: Place all ingredients except parsley or cilantro in the container of the Instant Pot. Press “Rice” setting. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve immediately.
Slow cooker Directions: Place all ingredients except parsley or cilantro in the container of the Slow cooker. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 8-12 hours. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve immediately.
May use vegetable broth instead of bouillon cubes; use 2 3/4 cups water + 4 cups vegetable broth in this case.
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For other plant-based side-dishes, try:
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Mashed Potatoes and Heirloom Carrots with Basil, Garlic, and Olive Oil
Chipotle Tomato Rice
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