Brown Rice with Vegetables

I was craving a simple and healthy side dish to serve with Chicken Piccata. I saw a recipe for this rice in a Cooking Light magazine and I thought it would be delicious. I used instant brown rice because it’s what I had on hand but regular brown rice or white rice would work great too. This recipe was quick and easy to make and tasted fantastic, it was a HUGE hit with my children. This rice dish paired nicely with chicken piccata and steamed broccoli.

Brown Rice with Vegetables:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of
Original recipe by Cooking Light
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 handful grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup of whole grain instant brown rice, prepared per instructions

Prepare the rice per instructions adding bouillon granules to the water, set aside. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add the corn and zucchini and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Stir in the halved grape tomatoes and parsley, sauté for 1 minute or until tomatoes almost wilt. Combine vegetable mixture with rice mixture and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Enjoy.

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5 Responses to “Brown Rice with Vegetables”

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    recetas | Pearltrees — April 27, 2012 @ 7:30 pm

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    trevor — May 7, 2012 @ 4:39 am

    always wanted a dish like this,after work i go home to make this dish.will let you know how it comes out.


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    Teeleigh — January 20, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Made this for supper tonight for something different to go with porchetta. It was very good , a real hit with the family. I will do again.


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    Nikki — April 8, 2014 @ 12:01 am

    This was so good! Thank you for the wonderful idea! I forgot how much I loved grape tomoatoes


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