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Brown Rice using White Rice

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Can you make brown rice using white rice? Find out how I make it using the simple recipe below! You’ll love the ease of this recipe – and the great taste! The perfect easy dinner side dish recipe!

Check out my Quick & Easy Hamburger Meat and Rice Recipes for even more quick and simple meals. You can’t go wrong with adding brown rice to any meal!

Are you team white rice or team brown rice? My house is divided, so we tend to make many of both. The fun thing about making brown rice is that it’s easy to do – and full of great flavor!

Brown Rice using White Rice

Making brown rice is one of those recipes that people want to do but don’t know how to start. Luckily, I will show you have to quickly use white rice to make the best brown rice recipe!

My family loves when I make and add rice because it’s a filling side dish that goes with just about anything. Chicken, beef, pork, and veggies – all pair well!

You can also use this recipe to perfect your rice-making abilities, which is vital! No one wants overcooked or dried-out rice, so this recipe is perfect.

Does brown rice taste the same as white rice?

Brown and white rice have distinct tastes, even though they come from the exact grain.

Brown rice is generally considered more flavorful than white rice due to its higher nutritional content; its surface area of bran, which gives it a crunchier texture; and its fewer processing steps, leaving it with higher levels of beneficial vitamins and minerals.

While some will argue otherwise, most people agree that brown rice has a nuttier flavor than white rice.

Ultimately, one’s taste perception can vary greatly depending on their palette; however, just about everyone can agree that both grain varieties offer an array of distinctive health benefits for those willing to try either one!

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Easy Brown Rice Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Now is a great time to perfect meal planning! Keep it simple, and you’ll love the results! Check out how easy it can be!

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Best Side Dish Recipes:

Once you make this Browned Rice Recipe, continue with that side dish creativity! There are so many great recipes that you need to make!

Here are some of my favorites!

These Fourth of July Picnic Side Dishes are great for the summer months!

Check out how simple making this Baked Sweet Potato Frittata Recipe is!

I can’t get enough of the flavor of these Garlic and Parmesan Steak Fries!

This Frito Corn Salad is always a great addition to any meal!

Need a light and yummy dish? Try this Broccoli Pasta Salad!

Everyone is going to want more of these Corn Hush Puppies!

What makes white rice stickier than brown rice?

White rice is stickier than brown rice because of the outer layer of starch that coats each grain.

The bran layer preserved in brown rice can make it more difficult for the starches to stick together when cooked, while the polished surface of white rice allows the starches to bond and gelatinize.

This makes white rice ideal for dishes like sushi and fried rice, where a sticky texture is desired.

To achieve a stickier texture with brown rice, it must be cooked with more liquid than usual or given extra time to soften before serving.

Is brown rice healthier than white rice?

Health-conscious eaters are often conflicted when deciding between white rice and brown rice.

Brown rice is typically considered the healthier option due to its higher levels of fiber, protein, and vitamins.

On the other hand, white rice contains fewer calories and is easier to digest.

Ultimately, the type of rice a person chooses depends on individual preference. Brown rice may be the healthier option if you’re looking for more nutrition in your diet, but white rice is still an excellent source of carbohydrates and can be beneficial in certain circumstances.

Ultimately, people must listen to their bodies and make decisions that are best for their needs.

How do I reheat leftover rice?

Reheating leftover rice is simple and quick. First, gather your ingredients: the leftover rice and some water or broth.

Add butter, garlic, herbs, or even some diced veggies if you want extra flavor.

Then place the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a lid or damp towel. Heat the mixture on high power for 1 to 2 minutes until the rice is thoroughly heated.

You can also reheat your rice on the stovetop. Place the ingredients into a pan over low heat and stir until everything is warm and cooked.

Either way, if you choose to reheat it, your rice will be ready to enjoy in no time!

More Rice Recipes:

Brown Rice using White Rice

Brown Rice using White Rice

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes

Turn pain white rice into a fabulous savory dish that mimics brown rice without the piece of grain in the middle!


  • 1 ½ c uncooked white rice
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 c water
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 beef bullion cube
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs Worchestershire
  • ¼ c melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In 2 qt casserole dish combine all ingredients.
  3. Bake covered for 1 hour, stirring once after 30 minutes
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 1034mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/30/2023

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Crystal & Co

Saturday 30th of November 2013

Pinning this to my Easy Recipes board!

Kelli Miller

Sunday 1st of December 2013

YAY! I love it when my readers pin my stuff - it helps my blog to grow, so thank you very much! Be sure to drop back by and tell me what the boys think of it. :-)

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