For the health conscious souls who prefer brown rice over white rice for its higher fiber and nutrition value, the taste is a bit of an issue as the grains are little hard and have a dry texture. So here is a simple recipe with a twist of taste.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes


1 cup brown rice
2 onions sliced
2 capsicums chopped
½ cup American sweet corns
1 tomato
½ cup soya chunks (Nutrella)
Salt (To taste)
¾  Tea spoon Red chili powder
2-3 Table spoon Mayonnaise
2 Table spoon Red pasta sauce
½ Tea spoon Ajinomoto
2 Table spoon oil/butter
2 Tea spoon Soya sauce
1 Table spoon Tomato ketchup
2-3 Mint Leaves (for garnishing)

Serves: 2 people

Method of cooking:

Cooking brown rice take 70% of the time of cooking. It should preferably be kept soaked in water overnight since it requires more water to cook than regular white rice.

In a big pan, bring a good amount of water to boil and then add the soaked rice and keep it on high flame for 10-15 minutes. Simmer the flame and add some soya chunks so that they cook with the rice. Cover the pan with a lid and let them cook for another 20 minutes. When the rice is ready, drain the extra water and keep this soya & rice mixture aside.

Now, in a wok, take 2 tablespoon oil, add sliced onions and chopped capsicums and sauté till the onions turn pink in color. Now add American sweet corns and chopped tomato. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt, ¾ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ table spoon Ajinomoto, 1 table spoon tomato ketchup and 2 tea spoons soya sauce.

Now add the drained rice and soya chunks into the wok and mix them well. Simmer the flame and  add 2 table spoons of Red Pasta Sauce. Mix well.

Now turn the flame off and add 2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise and mix. Mayonnaise gives the rice a moist texture that helps it to stick well and taste good.


For non vegetarians, you can add shredded chicken instead of soya chunks. Just saute the shredded chicken in 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle some salt, red chili powder and garam masala, till the spices stick onto the chicken. Add the chicken in the end, after mixing mayonnaise in the rice.

Garnish with some mayonnaise and mint leaves. Serve hot and enjoy!

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