Recipe By Anonymous
Published Sep 20th
Prep 5m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 4 servings Calories 279.8

Pecans sauteed with onion, parsley, basil and ginger make plain brown rice come to life with rich, nutty flavor.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a saucepan bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  2. 2 When rice is done, melt margarine in a small skillet over medium heat. Saute onions, pecans, parsley, basil, ginger, pepper and salt. When onions are tender stir mixture into rice and mix well.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 279.8
  • Carbohydrate 31 g
  • Fat 16.1 g
  • Fiber 3.8 g
  • Protein 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Sodium 210 mg
  • Sugar 1.2 g


  1. Hands down this is the best rice recipes I've ever had. My husband was hoping for more but it was gone. I made it just how it says but with real butter not plastic-y margarine.
  2. I liked this recipe for dressing up the rice. Next time I would use less pecans though.
  3. This is a great recipe! The only changes I made were 1. I added a little more onion and a tiny bit more of all of the seasonings to compensate, and 2. At the end I added a few drizzles of olive oil to moisten up the dish. The flavor is wonderful and the pecans - Read more ...
  4. Follow the cooking directions for whatever brown rice you purchased... some take more time to cook some more fluid to cook. Use chicken broth instead of water to add more flavor to rice. Outstanding recipe.
  5. By far, this is the best brown rice recipe I've found up until now. I did use seasoned chicken broth instead of water and that probably made a huge difference.
  6. Really good and easy recipe. I didn't have pecans so I substituted walnuts...still turned out wonderful!
  7. This was great, my husband loved it and it is very filling. I did make a few alterations to the original recipe: I used 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth and water combined in place of the 2 cups of water. I also heated the pecans in the oven a few minutes to give them - Read more ...
  8. This is excellent!! The flavor is not to heavy,and it went perfect with the salmon I grilled. I won't buy that pre-package stuff anymore!!
  9. I think brown rice needs to be cooked with 2-1/2 cups water per 1 cup rice so I adjusted it accordingly. I toasted the pecans after chopping them. This was excellent--the pecans adds a great crunch! I will be making this again and again.
  10. This is a quick and easy way to dress up brown rice. I made it for company and it turned out great! Very tasty!