2000s Recipes + Menus

Nutty Brown Rice

  • Active time:10 min
  • Start to finish:1 hr
November 2008
Even brown-rice skeptics will enjoy this textural dish full of butter-browned nuts.
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups short-grain brown rice
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups mixed nuts, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Bring water to a boil in a heavy medium saucepan. Add rice and 1/4 tsp salt, then reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until rice is tender, about 40 minutes. Drain in a sieve.
  • Heat butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat until foam subsides. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until butter and nuts are golden brown, about 4 minutes.
  • Add rice and nutmeg to skillet and toss to coat.
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