Brown Rice with Green Onions & Cilantro

My Favourite Rice Recipes 

Brown Rice with Green Onions & Cilantro myfavouritepastime.com_1588The last time I posted a recipe on brown rice, I promised to eat it at least once a week. This hasn’t really worked for me yet, but I’m getting there, with time. The recipe I’m sharing today is so simple. All you need is some green onions, or do you call them scallions or spring onions?; sesame oil and seeds and shredded coriander (cilantro) leaves. These you add to the cooked rice, fluff and serve. I prefer eating this kind of rice with some barbequed or roasted food or sometimes, I just eat it on it’s own with a salad on the side. I find brown rice so filling, I usually eat it at lunchtime.

Brown Rice with Green Onions & Cilantro myfavouritepastime.com_0874The best part of this rice is the toasted sesame oil. It has a distinctive, rich nutty flavour and aroma. If the aroma of sesame oil does not appeal to you, then I don’t really think there is a substitute. Sesame oil is a unique ingredient with no true substitute. I hope you enjoy the rice. I loved it! I wish you a fabulous week!

  • Ingredients
  • 200g (1 cup) brown rice
  • 1½ cups water or stock
  • Salt and pepper taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2-3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2-4 green onions thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shredded cilantro (coriander leaves)

Brown Rice with Green Onions & Cilantro myfavouritepastime.com_0862Combine the sesame seeds, sesame oil, green onions and cilantro in a small bowl.

Brown Rice with Green Onions & Cilantro myfavouritepastime.com_0864Mix thoroughly

Brown Rice with Green Onions & Cilantro myfavouritepastime.com_0839Fluff with the rice and serve

Brown Rice with Green Onions & Cilantro myfavouritepastime.com_1588and serve

Brown Rice with Green Onions & Cilantro myfavouritepastime.com_1586It tastes exceptional

Brown Rice with Green Onions & Cilantro

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 30-40 minutes; Yields: 21/2 cups cooked rice

Ingredients

  • 200g (1 cup) brown rice
  • 1½ cups water or stock
  • Salt and pepper taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2-3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2-4 green onions thinly sliced
  • ½ cup shredded cilantro (coriander leaves)

Instructions

  1. Cook rice as per the following instructions. Add enough salt and pepper to the cooking water.
  2. Mix the sesame seeds, sesame oil, green onions and cilantro in a small bowl.
  3. Pour over the rice. Fluff the rice and serve. Enjoy.
  4. Please note you can adjust ingredients to suit you.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

37 thoughts

  1. Hmmm… We can’t think of a substitute for sesame oil either. But we like it a lot especially in ramen. The thought of pairing this with barbecued or roasted meat is making us hungry. Hehehe.

    1. I love sesame oil too. The smell is just incredible and the taste too. It really gives a nice kick to the brown rice. I ate so much brown rice that day…I was horrified! I’m now able to eat more brown rice than ever! Have a fabulous friday!
      Liz

    1. There are so many ways to make the odd tasting brown rice tasty. I used to find brown really odd tasting, but now I’m slowly beginning to enjoy eating it. I sometimes fluff the rice with some Parmesan cheese, but i’m not sure weather you eat cheese. Have a good Sunday!
      Liz

    1. Hi Tina
      I absolutely agree with you. I really love eating rice. It’s one of my favourite carbohydrates. I usually make al sorts of mixtures and combinations and somehow it always works. I love playing around with rice and ingredients. Have a wonderful week!
      liz

  2. Looks great! We don’t eat too terribly much rice but this would definitely be nice. I like brown rice, have problems convincing my husband though! He would rather have jasmine or basmati.

    1. Hi Mama D,
      I am a basmati freak, but I’m now learning how to eat brown rice and I’m actually beginning to love it. With time I will completely develop a palate for it. This one tasted good. I love sesame oil. Have a great week!
      liz

  3. I tried mixing white and brown rice in my rice cooker, but it didn’t work out because each needs a different amount of time. Mixing brown rice and barley works, as does brown rice and wild rice. The latter is super yummy with sautéed celery, rice, and mushrooms. Add some poultry seasoning, and it makes a good, easy stuffing for Rock Cornish Game Hens.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    1. Hi Judie
      Thanks for reminding me about cooking times, and I do agree that if two things have different cooking time it would be hard to mix them. U should try celery rice and mushrooms. Sounds like a very delicious combo. Have a great Sunday.
      Virtual Hugs,
      Liz

        1. Oh yes tomato salad is a great addition to rice, especially if it has some lemon or vinegar in it and a splash of red onions. Tastes really good! Sometimes I eat beef pilau with lots of Tomato salsa. Are you not asleep? am soon going to sleep…Have a Goodnight!
          Liz

  4. Hi Liz, my hubby is quite a health conscious and he introduced me with brown rice. Since I am from India, our daily lunch routine would be more of rice , so we as well eat only brown rice these days. Thanks for sharing..

    1. Hi Malar,
      I never used to eat brown rice but I’m now eating it more often. I am also trying to get more recipes for cooking brown rice. If you have any, other than boil or steam. Please share with me. Thanks for visiting my blog. I wish you a fantastic week!
      liz

    1. Hey Brian could you please share the link for the one with fresh lime? I need more brown rice recipes. Thanks and wish you a fantastic week!
      Liz

        1. Okay I look forward to the post. I shall be making the avocado pest as soon as I lay my hands on nice firm avocados. Thanks!
          Liz

  5. Nice and simple way to spice up the brown rice. Even I like the way it fills me up, it doesn’t make me feel sleepy right after lunch, whereas white rice gives that feeling, inevitably. Have you noticed that too?

    1. I stopped eating it at night because I could hardly turn in bed after a filling brown rice meal. Lunch time is good for me because I am moving up and down. It is digested faster. Thanks and enjoy the week!
      Liz

  6. This is a keeper as I love all these ingredients. You could always try mixing half white and half brown rice in the rice cooker to ease your way into it. Good luck!

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