Brown Rice with Grilled Vegetables

I had leftover brown rice to use up but I didn’t want to eat plain old rice.  I grabbed a zucchini, some mushrooms, red & orange bell pepper, and red onion then grilled them in a grill pan due to the rain outside.  I tossed the brown rice with the chopped grilled vegetables, salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder.  I served the rice with a drizzle of soy sauce on top.  It made a terrific and healthy side dish that we all enjoyed.

Cook the rice per instructions; set aside.

Heat a grill pan over medium high heat then coat it with cooking spray.  Place the veggies into the grill pan and let them sit for 4-5 minutes before flipping.  Cook for another 3-4 minutes then remove from the pan.  Let the vegetables cool a bit before dicing them up.

If you use leftover rice, heat the rice in the microwave.  Place the rice into a large mixing bowl then add the grilled veggies, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Toss well then taste; re-season if needed.  Serve with a drizzle of soy sauce.  Enjoy.

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Brown Rice with Grilled Vegetables

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 20 min. (not including rice)

Total Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups of brown rice, cooked per instructions
Cooking spray
2 thick slices of red onion
1 baby red bell pepper, sliced
1 baby orange bell pepper, sliced
Handful of mushrooms, quartered
1 zucchini, cut into spears
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
Soy sauce, to taste

Directions:

Cook the rice per instructions; set aside.

Heat a grill pan over medium high heat then coat it with cooking spray. Place the veggies into the grill pan and let them sit for 4-5 minutes before flipping. Cook for another 3-4 minutes then remove from the pan. Let the vegetables cool a bit before dicing them up.

If you use leftover rice, heat the rice in the microwave. Place the rice into a large mixing bowl then add the grilled veggies, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Toss well then taste; re-season if needed. Serve with a drizzle of soy sauce. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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25 Responses to “Brown Rice with Grilled Vegetables”

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    Honey What's Cooking — June 4, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    oooh, what a simple and delicious recipe. love the idea of grilled vegetables added to the brown rice. i love brown fried rice, it’s so comforting without the white carbs.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — June 4, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    This like a wonderful side dish. Yummy and healthy!

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    Kris — June 4, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    Boy that sounds good! My garden is just about to give me all of those veggies too!!!! Do you use a rice maker? Everyone seems to love them. It is one thing I don’t have, and don’t want to store unless I use it a lot.
    RAIN? Ugh!!
    XO Kris

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    Katarina — June 4, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

    So fresh and delicious!

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    lenia — June 5, 2012 @ 12:14 am

    Delicious,colorful and healthy!Kisses,dear Pam!

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    Susan — June 5, 2012 @ 1:52 am

    I’ll be making this in the next week . But I like to add more flavor by cooking the rice in water mixed with chicken or vegetable stock. It’s amazing how much of a difference that can make.

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    Carmen Rosa — June 5, 2012 @ 2:12 am

    Really delicious, colorful and healthy!!!!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 5, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    What a wonderful and hearty way to spruce it brown rice!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — June 5, 2012 @ 5:32 am

    Grilling vegetables is the way to go. It brings out such a wonderful flavor. The rice looks delicious!

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    Kim in MD — June 5, 2012 @ 5:47 am

    Pam- I say this all the time, but it’s true…you make the best meals with your leftovers! I love brown rice, and usually just re-heat the leftovers with a little soy sauce. I love the additon of grilled vegetables!

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    vanillasugarblog — June 5, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    I love making huge batches of fried rice and freezing it.
    The one thing I love with my morning eggs are fried rice. So good.
    Need to grill veggies next time. Love that you took the time to do that.

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    Mary — June 5, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    Love this, Pam. I do the same kind of thing with sauteed vegetables all the time, but I bet it was even better with the grill. The colors are gorgeous!

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    Melinda — June 5, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    I love this!!! One thing that I LOVE to do with leftover brown rice (I even cook a ton extra just to make sure I have it) is to make fried rice with it. Fried rice made with white rice is delicious, but using brown rice just brings it to a whole ‘nother level!!

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    ATasteOfMadness — June 5, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks perfect! I love the colors!

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    Diane — June 5, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    That sounds like a fantastic combination to me. Keep well Diane

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    Blond Duck — June 5, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    Ben will have to eat his veggies now! (cackles)

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) — June 5, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    I love all of the colors in this! Grilled veggies are one of my favorite summer foods.

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    Jennifer — June 5, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    I love this jazzed up rice recipe! Looks great.

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    Diloy — June 5, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    made this for dinner tonight with leftover brown rice…..thanks for the idea

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    minnie(thelady8home) — June 5, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    Totally love it! The colors are beautiful! I make fried rice all the time, but never cooked with grilled vegies.

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    Chicken Breasts with Tomato Herb Pan Sauce | Saltlicker — June 6, 2012 @ 5:43 am

    [...] adapted the recipe to suit my families tastes and we all loved it.  I served this chicken with Brown Rice with Grilled Vegetables for a healthy and flavorful [...]

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    Joanne — June 6, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    I’d be happy eating this as a salad at lunch! Love how you repurposed that rice!

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    Louise — June 7, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    I’m going to make this for dinner this evening. I will be substituting quinoa for the rice. It’s left over from Food Wishes Stuffed Peppers. Cheers.

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    Concrete Texas — June 8, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    So bright and colorful… looks beautiful! A perfect side dish to go with some chicken on the grill!

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    Chris — June 10, 2012 @ 6:06 am

    Grilled veggies make an ordinary dish, extraordinary. Look at what they did with plain rice here. Genius.

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