One pot Brown Rice

One pot Brown Rice

Unlike white rice, brown rice has many benefits to the body. Consuming in moderation with a healthy lifestyle can do wonders! This one pot dish is the easiest way to prepare brown rice. 

You may add your favorite veggies to the dish. This one bowl of brown rice is so filling and satisfying (makes you feel good). Some days when I eat out too much or when I feel I don’t eat enough nutrient rich food, I make this one pot brown rice and immediately feel better about the food I ate. 

This recipe is great for make ahead/ meal prep and also if you workout too ( and looking for nutrient rich meals). This is one of my takes on brown rice. Also, I have used a spice blend depending on availability at home, you may use Chinese Spice if you have it. I have used chicken with bone pieces but I would suggest to use boneless (my family loves with bone).

Let’s get cooking!


  • 3 Garlic cloves, chopped finely 
  • Bunch of Scallions, chopped 
  • 150 gms chicken, chopped (preferably boneless)
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly cracked Black Pepper 
  • Salt, as required 
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Vegetables 
  • A pinch each of Cinnamon powder, Fennel powder, Black Pepper powder
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cup day old short grain Brown rice*


  1. Marinate the cleaned boneless chicken pieces with garlic powder, black pepper powder, soy sauce and salt.
  2. In a pan, pour olive oil, add in the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. 
  3. Next add in the chopped scallions and add in the chicken pieces, and cook covered.
  4. Then, add in the frozen veggies, (I added frozen corn too) and add in the spice powders and allow to heat well.
  5. Next add in your day old brown rice, soy sauce and stir fry everything well on high heat. 
  6. Serve in a bowl, garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately.

* unlike white rice, brown rice needs more water.
To cook the brown rice, Add 2 cups of water for 1 cup of water, cook covered on simmer for 30-35 minutes 

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