Barefoot Contessa's Brown Rice with Tomatoes and Basil

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 54.6
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

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Great way to get your whole grain and veggies in! Great way to get your whole grain and veggies in!
Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup brown rice
    2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
    1/4 cup Champagne or rice wine vinegar
    2 teaspoons sugar
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    black pepper, to taste
    1 pound ripe tomatoes, large-diced
    1 cup packed basil leaves, chopped


Bring 2 1/4 cups water to a boil and add the rice and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Return to a boil, cover, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, until the rice is tender and all the water is absorbed. Transfer the rice to a bowl.

Whisk together the vinegar, sugar, olive oil, remaining teaspoon of salt, and a pinch of pepper. Pour over the rice. Add the tomatoes and basil. Mix well and check the seasonings. Serve at room temperature.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CONNIEBUG.

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  • This was FANTASTIC! Easy, yummy and filling. Lovely with the garlic brown sugar chicken. Will definitely cook again. - 8/8/11

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  • Vinegar was too strong--will use a bit less next time, but I really enjoyed the tangy flavor and the tomatoes. - 7/17/10

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