By baking brown rice instead of steaming it on the stove, the risk of over or undercooking disappears - in this version, Vanns Curry Powder and a few simple vegetables add flavor and texture.
Brown rice may have a reputation as being healthy, but it also has a reputation as being hard to cook. The stovetop method can often yield rice that's too chewy, too mushy, too watery, or just straight-up burnt. Baking the rice in a covered pan removes some of that difficulty, and gives you the chance to infuse some flavor throughout the cooking process as well. This version uses Vanns Curry Powder to add a light curry flavor to the rice, and the addition of onion, garlic, ginger, diced tomatoes, and peas completes the dish. Serve as a side dish with some grilled meat or fish, or as a main with a fried egg and some garlicky yogurt sauce on top!
Serves 6. Adapted from The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook.
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