Simple Brown Rice with Scallions

Simple Brown Rice with Scallions
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Boost brown rice with a flavorful blend of soy sauce and rice vinegar, plus scallions (or other herbs) for a pop of color and fresh flavor.
  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    40 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 140

  • Total Fat 3.5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 230mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 2g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 3g
  • Potassium 310mg
  • Phosphorus 140mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Fat



  • scallions (thinly sliced)
  • ground ginger
    1/4 tsp
  • low sodium vegetable broth or water
    2 cup
  • brown rice
    1 cup
  • lower sodium soy sauce
    2 tbsp
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • rice vinegar
    1 tbsp


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, olive oil, rice vinegar, and ginger. Drizzle the soy sauce mixture onto the rice and toss to evenly coat. Add the scallions and toss to incorporate.

  2. In a saucepan over high heat, bring the rice and broth to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the rice is tender, about 40 minutes. (Alternatively, you can use a rice cooker to cook the rice.) Fluff the rice with a fork and place in a large bowl.

  • Recommended

    Didn't have any scallions or vegetable broth, so substituted onions and low sodium chicken broth (for a little extra flavor) and added a little flat leaf parsley for color. Came out extremely well. Reminded me of the taste and smell of my mom's homemade turkey stuffing. The rice was soft. Will be making it again.