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 and served the rice with a drizzle of soy sauce on top. It made a terrific and healthy side dish that paired well with chicken breasts with tomato herb pan sauce.
How to Make 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.
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.
- Grill Pan
- 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
- 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.
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.
This like a wonderful side dish. Yummy and healthy!
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.
So fresh and delicious!
Delicious,colorful and healthy!Kisses,dear Pam!
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.
Really delicious, colorful and healthy!!!!
What a wonderful and hearty way to spruce it brown rice!
Grilling vegetables is the way to go. It brings out such a wonderful flavor. The rice looks delicious!
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!
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.
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!
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!!
Oh my goodness, this looks perfect! I love the colors!
That sounds like a fantastic combination to me. Keep well Diane
Ben will have to eat his veggies now! (cackles)
I love all of the colors in this! Grilled veggies are one of my favorite summer foods.
I love this jazzed up rice recipe! Looks great.
made this for dinner tonight with leftover brown rice…..thanks for the idea
Totally love it! The colors are beautiful! I make fried rice all the time, but never cooked with grilled vegies.
I’d be happy eating this as a salad at lunch! Love how you repurposed that rice!
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.
So bright and colorful… looks beautiful! A perfect side dish to go with some chicken on the grill!
Grilled veggies make an ordinary dish, extraordinary. Look at what they did with plain rice here. Genius.