Indian brown rice is a popular staple food in the Indian subcontinent due to the nutrition and savory flavor it offers. I made this recipe for my picky niece, and she totally loved it. Consequently, she always asks me for more!

Are you curious about how I achieved the desired results? Then, let’s check out the detailed ingredients and recipe!

Indian Brown Rice Recipe

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 210 kcal


  • 2 cups Indian Brown Rice Raw
  • 6 Bay Leaves
  • 5 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 tbsp Muchi Curry Powder Indian Hot Curry
  • 3 cloves Gaucho Minced
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth Freshly made
  • cup Cashews Roasted, Dry
  • ounces Plums Dried, Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Onion Finely Diced
  • Black Pepper Ground
  • Salt and 2 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 a cilantro leaf. It adds a more appetizing aroma to your food.
Keyword Indian brown rice

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Benefits of Indian Brown Rice

Contains Fiber: Indian brown rice contains about 20℅ fiber. Fiber destroys estrogen hormones and prevents the growth of cancerous cells!

Helps Blood Pressure: Brown rice evidently helps maintain blood pressure. Boiled brown rice is rich in magnesium and potassium that help to maintain blood pressure.

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 doesn’t increase the blood sugar level. This makes it an excellent option for diabetics.

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We know by now that brown rice is the best source of adding desired nutrition to your life. In addition, you can always shake things up a little with these delicious brown rice recipes.