Make Brown Rice Taste Better

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Rice is an affordably priced, complex carbohydrate but plain rice can taste boring. Many people dislike the taste of brown rice. The good news is there are a variety of fast, inexpensive ways to make brown rice taste better and make rice more interesting. They work even if you dislike cooking rice and they make any type of rice taste good, whether that's brown rice, white rice, long grain rice, or 5 minute rice.

Make Your Own Homemade, Spanish Rice

Spanish rice is usually some combination of tomatoes, peppers, onions, and oil or butter. There are a ton of great, spanish rice recipes but this one is a pretty solid choice. If you don't have the time to prepare, chop, and clean up after a more elaborate recipe, you can make quick, spanish rice using some common kitchen ingredients.

Simply add some tomato sauce, paste, or salsa to your rice. Then sprinkle on some garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and freshly ground black pepper. Once you've heated up the rice, add some extra-virgin olive oil for a quick, tasty rice dish that requires almost no cleanup.

Get Saffron and Make Some Paella

For centuries saffron has been one of the most coveted spices in the world. It's usually on the pricier side but its unique, different taste makes it worth trying once in a while. Paella is a famous dish from the Valencia region of Spain. It almost always includes olive oil, saffron, and rice and frequently features green beans, white beans, meat, and seafood.

But you don't have to make an elaborate meal to make rice taste better. Simply adding a few threads of saffron, some olive oil or butter, and some sea salt can make your rice taste a lot better.

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