Spry Serves Up: Brown Rice

Featured Article,Healthy Meal Ideas,Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
September 6, 2012

Enjoy the health benefits of brown rice with these delicious recipes.

Chia rice salad
Chia rice salad

Brown rice brings with it myriad health benefits, from high soluble fiber content to help you feel fuller for longer to a lower glycemic index than white rice, which means no dramatic blood sugar swings. And brown rice is packed with tons of essential minerals, little sodium and no cholesterol. BUT! Brown rice doesn’t have the best reputation in terms of flavor, which means that options are unlimited for bringing it to life. We’ll help get you started with these delicious, flavorful and healthy brown rice recipes.

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Brown Rice Grape Leaf Salad

The best flavors and textures of a good dolma- a Mediterranean stuffed grape leaf mezze-combine in a salad that is more fun to make and eat than the individually stuffed appetizer.


Brown Rice Gratin with Zucchini, Leeks and Goat Cheese

A hearty brown rice casserole with goat cheese and rosemary is delicious in all its vegetarian glory.

Sticky Brown Rice Cakes with Feta and Peas

Get some whole grains into your diet with this easy brown rice recipe.

Brown Rice, Tomatoes and Basil Salad

A simple vinaigrette dresses brown rice and tomatoes.

Brown Rice with Lemon, Chickpeas and Feta Cheese

Serve this savory rice over mixed greens or as a side dish. It also works well as a stuffing for pita bread.

Vegetarian Brown Rice Casserole

This easy casserole turns a can of vegetarian lentil soup into a hearty casserole with the help of nutritious, ready-to-serve whole-grain brown rice, canned vegetables, and cheddar cheese.


Chia Rice Salad

Rice salads are a terrific picnic food. They tuck into lunch boxes easily and make the perfect side dish, too. This fun version features classic Mediterranean flavors. Feel free to play with different veggies and herbs if you’d like.

Grain Burgers

Made with rice and loads of vegetables, these vegetarian burgers are a protein boost.


Oven Rice Pudding

Gently spiced and with sweet raisins, here is a healthy treat for everyone.


Turkey Apricot Rice Salad

Use leftover turkey and wild or brown rice in this great salad.


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