Uncle Ben's is my favorite rice brand. They have some wonderful versions that cook right in the microwave. I especially like that those versions include plain white and plain brown rice that doesn’t have any flavor added. It helps cut down on sodium and you can control your own added flavors.
For this dish, I used the boxed kind cooked on the stove-top rather than the microwave pouch. You could use either though.
I served this with Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry. If you wanted to make this a meal on it’s own, you could add some cooked chicken, beef, pork or shrimp with a little soy sauce.
Fried Brown Rice
1 box (12 oz) Uncle Ben's Instant Brown Rice
3 cups low sodium Chicken Broth
1/2 cup onion, chopped fine
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1/4 cup carrot, finely chopped
1/4 cup Shiitake Mushrooms , chopped fine
1 tablespoon Canola Oil
1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds
Cook rice according to package directions using chicken broth instead of water. (Note: you’re reducing the amount of liquid by 1/4 cup to make a firmer rice). Once rice is cooked, cool to room temperature and refrigerate at least 2 hours (or overnight). When ready to cook, heat oil in large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, pepper, garlic, carrot, mushrooms, and ginger. Sauté about 3 minutes or until onions just start to get tender. Add rice, and continue to cook until rice is re-heated. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.