Seasoned Brown Rice

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I serve the stir-fry over the rice for a tasty no-fuss meal. For maximum flavor, use your fingertips to crumble the dried basil directly into the cooked rice.—Betsy Larimer, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Seasoned Brown Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35-45 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 118 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.