Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe

Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice RecipeThe flavors in this bowl of comfort are a culinary transition from summer to fall.  The last of my dad’s beautiful, summer, garden basil blended with warm, creamy, slow roasted garlic.  Need I say more?

Well okay, just one more thing — this rice is fantastic to have on hand as it’s perfect along side, or beneath almost any main course!

I think I have both feet in fall now. 😉

Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe
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Please note that the prep time does not include roasting the garlic, which can be done up to a few days ahead of time.
Serves: Serves 4 to 6
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons roasted garlic (Here's How To Roast Garlic)
  • 1 cup finely chopped brown onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped basil leaves
  • 1-1/2 cups dry brown rice
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Coat the bottom of a medium-sized saucepot with the oil and place it over medium heat.
  2. Add the roasted garlic and onions and cook until the onions are translucent and soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Mix in basil leaves and rice. Stir to be sure all of the grains of rice are coated with the other ingredients, and then sauté for about 2 minutes, stirring almost constantly.
  4. Add the stock and salt, and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting, cover the pot, and cook until all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  6. Serve!
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  1. Marivel says

    This recipe lsounds delicious, thank you for sharing!!
    Wonder how long it will last stored in the fridge?, as I plan to make enough to last me severl days?

    • valentina says

      Hi Kate, No, do not cook the rice before Sautéing it. When you sauté the uncooked rice for a few minutes before adding the liquid, it adds a nutty flavor to the rice. Enjoy! 🙂

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