Indian Brown Rice [Recipe]

Indian brown rice is a popular staple food in India due to its high nutritional value and savory flavor. If you have the privilege to grab its bite once, I  bet you will make it your favorite! 

I made this recipe for my picky niece and and totally loved it. Curious about how I achieved this? Then, let’s make this recipe!

Indian Brown Rice

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Entrée (main meal)
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 210 kcal


  • 2 cups of raw Indian brown rice
  • 6 Bay leaves
  • 5 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 3 cups of water
  • 3 tbsp of Muchi curry powder (Indians' hot curry)
  • 3 cloves of minced gaucho
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 4 cups of freshly made vegetable broth
  • cup of dry, roasted cashews
  • ounces of chopped dried plums
  • 1 tbsp of garam masala
  • 1 finely diced onion
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt and two cubes of Maggie to taste


  • Get your medium-sized saucepan ready, melt about five tablespoonfuls of coconut oil, and pour in your dry cashews—roast for about 4 minutes giving room for the cashews to change to brown color.
  • Back to your saucepan, add in your chopped onions. Add your ground black pepper, garlic, garam masala, and dried plums one after the other, allowing them to fry and soak into each other.
  • Get your second pot ready and parboil your Indian brown rice for about 10 minutes. Then sieve your parboiled rice using a colander.
  • Carefully pour your parboiled brown rice into your former saucepan, pour in the vegetable broth.
  • Add in your salt and Maggie; your caramelized sugar should come in, your Muchi curry powder, your bay leaves, then stir well.
  • Close the lid of your saucepan and allow your brown rice to simmer with the vegetable broth and the other ingredients for another 10 minutes.
  • Finally, your first-class Indian brown rice meal is ready. You can garnish your brown rice with cilantro leaf. It adds  more appetizing aroma to your food.
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Benefits of Indian brown rice

Contains fiber 

Not all foods can indeed improve your health status, but that’s why this Indian rice is unique.

Indian brown rice contains about 20℅ fibers. Fibers destroy estrogen hormones in your body, thereby preventing the growth of cancerous cells!

Helps blood pressure

Having high blood pressure (BP) isn’t the end for you! Consuming this rice can help you keep it under control.

Boiled brown rice is rich in magnesium and potassium that helps to reduce blood pressure to the barest, healthy minimum.

Relieves constipation

Constipation usually arises as a result of food indigestion in your system. Indian rice is rich in fiber and helps to relieve constipation

Good for diabetics

Indian brown rice is relatively low in glycemic index. Thus, it has no noticeable effect on the body’s blood sugar level. This makes it an excellent option for diabetics.

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