12 Reviews

Found this recipe on one of those websites where you search for recipes based on the ingredients you already have in your fridge. I just wanted something cheap and easy to make, but this was so, so, so much better than I thought it was going to be, and super cheap. (Like I said, I just made this with things I needed to clean out of my fridge.) If you have a rice cooker, you really need to make this like now. I didn't use butter, and the chicken broth could easily be substituted with veggie broth, so I think it can be both vegan and gluten free. This would make a fantastic side dish but my boyfriend ate this as a light dinner and were fine, although we did add a little bit of chicken and some mushrooms that needed cooking. Honestly, though, this really doesn't need anything else, although I think this recipe would do well with some experimentation. Maybe we'll serve with some broccoli or asparagus on the side next time. Like a previous reviewer, I really caramelized my onions, and they were sweet and brown and flavorful, but I still think that the brown sugar really sent this over the top. Omit the added sugar if it's really that important to you. Just make sure that you do caramelize your onions--the extra time and effort makes a world of difference. <br/>Seriously. Make. This.

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bookholm July 07, 2013

I rarely make brown rice, but the recipe sounded delicious. I'm sure this recipe is fantastic if you like brown rice, so this review is based on our personal taste. I found it okay-too sweet and nutty. My DH no comment-just o.k., my youngest normally a rice lover-it's alright, kind of chewy though my eldest DS-it tastes like crayons (?)he is 13 yrs. old. If I used white rice I'm sure everyone would like it more. I cooked this in the microwave since I don't have a rice cooker. I served this with Lipton Onion Pork Chops and Vegetable Fred

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lets.eat July 30, 2007

Great! Exactly what I had in mind!

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Charmie777 October 02, 2011

My fiance and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!!! We first tried it a little less than a month ago and have made it 3 or 4 times. It is the best rice recipe ever.

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tyrastg05 January 21, 2011

I thought this was a delicious way to make brown rice a little special. I halved the recipe for two of us, but used 1 1/2 cups broth. I omitted the sugar; I think caramelized onions have their own sweetness.

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J-Lynn August 13, 2009

I have never been a big fan of brown rice but this recipe changed my mind. My husband thought it was okay and he would eat it again. This is a big step because if it's not rice-a-roni it's not good. I did use brown basmati rice because I had that to use up and I did it on the stove b/c I have no rice cooker. Wonderful!

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Kimberlee #2 October 21, 2006

Wow! I loved this I made one batch and then another... usually I'm a brown rice lover but I used white basmati in this to use some up and it was wonderful but brown rice works better. The only other change I made was veg stock for the chicken cause I don't like the dead things. This went really well with mommymakes's spinach balls heaven!

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PinkCherryBlossom October 10, 2006

This was delicious! Loved the combination of sweet caramelized onion and nutty brown rice. Will definately make again and again.

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KelBel July 23, 2006

It was a wonderful rice recipe!! I did add an extra clove of garlic! We had this with baked mushroom chicken and a light salad. From now on Im making my rice like this!!!!

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teboamy July 18, 2006
Caramelized Onion Rice