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Brown Rice with Grilled Vegetables

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.

Brown Rice with Grilled Vegetables

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.

Brown Rice with Grilled Vegetables

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.

Brown Rice with Grilled Vegetables

 

Brown Rice with Grilled Vegetables

Brown Rice with Grilled Vegetables

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ 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

Instructions

  • 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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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.