Tico Rice (Veg*n & Brown Rice)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

Found in a guide to Costa Rica, this makes a nice change from plain rice and is pretty simple to prepare. I tweaked slightly to use brown rice, most versions use white, and most versions use chicken broth. Use any way you would normally use cooked rice!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop cilantro, onion, and bell pepper very fine and set aside.
  2. Add the oil to a large pan and sauté the dry rice for 2 minutes over medium high flame then add the chopped onion, sweet pepper and cilantro and sauté another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the veggie broth and salt, bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to simmer until rice is tender (45-50 minutes).
  4. Top with some reserved cilantro.
Most Helpful

So easy, and a great way to dress up rice. I had some yellow pepper left, so used that. Colorful and tasty. Thanks for sharing! Veggie Swap 51

Starrynews October 13, 2012

I made this in my rice cooker for real ease and clean up. I used parsley in place of the cilantro. DH doesn't like it. Go figure. But I did add cilantro as a garnish on my serving. Used basmati long grain brown rice.

Rita~ April 19, 2012