i've been trying to put some flavor into brown rice for years. the best i could come up with was cooking in broth, herbs, and garlic. my family is not a fan of it. even mixed into curry,but they still don't like it.
so tonight i mixed brown rice with ground turkey. everyone liked it!
i cooked the rice first, in the usual broth and garlic cloves(and a small spoonful of pb). then when it was almost done i started browning the ground turkey.
i seasoned the meat with terriaki sauce and sesame oil. then mixed them together.
i did asian flavors along with veggies this time, but it could work with italian, mexican, lots of different flavors. great for putting in asian dumplings, meal loaf/balls, fried rice...i also cooked the rice/meat mixture with some scrambled eggs at the end, but i couldn't really taste them.
it is a boring brown color, so it's a good idea to have this with some bright veggies on top or add some chopped up in the pan. also, my family isn't used to ground turkey, we've only had it a few times. so they didn't notice the texture difference. it looked like it was all meat.