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Garlic-Parsley Fried Brown Rice

8 Sep 2012
I love garlic. I fell in love with parsley when I tried Tabbouleh (parsley salad) in one of the Mediterranean restaurants here in Arizona. I thought the salad was weird, but then this is very popular in Lebanon, and there, parsley hit me!


Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
15 minutes


For the not-so-brown-rice-lover, this recipe makes it taste better. I could imagine savoring this with fillet Mignon on the side, or perhaps grilled ahi tuna. Bummer, I am making myself hungrier.


bulb garlic, cloves peeled and minced ((bulb represents 1 head of garlic))
1⁄2 c
fresh chopped parsley
1 T
olive oil (less if you think this is too oily for you)
1 1⁄2 c
cooked brown rice
1⁄8 t
smoked paprika
1⁄8 t
ground coriander seed
salt (kosher) to taste
freshly ground black pepper (to taste)


Heat oil over medium heat in a heavy skillet or a non-stick pan.
When oil is ready (splatters with a mist of water), sauté in garlic until lightly browned.
Add in rice. Continue sautéing for 5 minutes, or until most of the moisture is evaporated. Mix in smoked paprika, ground coriander seeds and salt and pepper to taste. Continue sautéing for 2 more minutes. This will be enough to better incorporate all the spices with the rice.
Turn off heat, keeping the pan on the warm stove, adding in chopped fresh parsley. Let parsley turn its color to brilliant green (about 3 minutes), then remove pan from hot stove.
Serve rice warm. Best served as a side dish.

Boy, I ate this all by itself and nothing more!
And psssttt…, don’t you know that brown rice is so high in fiber it makes you go twice a day? Great for losing weight, eh. This recipe make your brown rice taste better too!

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This sounds really good, we eat a lot of brown rice, and always looking for new recipes. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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Your Garlic -Parsley Fried Brown Rice dish looks delicious, wish I had a serving of it right now. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

I like brown rice but I also like it spiced up a bit too. Thanks for sharing your recipe on foodie friday.

I love brown rice but am always looking for new ways to dress it up...I pinned this so I can try it this weekend. Thanks!

Your Fried Brown Rice looks delicious, we will just love it! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

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