Brown Rice sautéed with fresh pressed garlic, onion in oil to lock in the flavors. Simply an irresistible side dish to complete (and complement) all your meals!

Garlicky Carrot Brown Rice

Call me Brazilian or something (I won’t be offended -‘wink’) but don’t you think that rice is the most perfect side dish to almost all meals?? Assuming you agree with me because you are still reading this post… it’s about time you get your hands on a delicious rice recipe to complete (and complement) all your meals.

I used this rice recipe to make this –>> Ground Beef & Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers!

Garlicky Carrot Brown Rice

This garlicky carrot brown rice is packed with flavor and much more nutritious then plan ol’ white rice (no offense cuz I like white rice too!), they both consist almost entirely of carbs however our beloved white rice has the bran and germ removed, which are the most nutritious parts of the grain.

By sautéing the rice with garlic, onions and carrots in oil, the flavors lock in which makes this rice simple irresistible!

It’s a very fragrant dish which invites people to gather around the table. Such a tasty rice and the perfect pairing to your meat of choice. Try serving with Baked Sea Scallops or this Chicken Spinach Pancetta for an exceptionally delicious meal!

Garlicky Carrot Brown Rice

I guarantee your whole family will love this rice, with so much flavor no one will even notice it is brown rice, in case you got any picky eaters.

So grab this recipe and keep it handy, you will need it 🙂

Garlicky Carrot Brown Rice
5 from 2 votes

Garlicky Carrot Brown Rice

by Silvia Ribas
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 53 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 med carrots cubed


  • Heat oil in a medium pan. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add garlic, carrots, salt and onion powder. Stir and sauté for 2 minutes. Add brown rice, continue to stir and sauté until all the rice has been saturated with the oil, garlic and onion mixture (about 1-2 mins) then add the wetter and cover.
  • Cook on medium low for 40 minutes or until all the liquid has absorbed. Stir once or twice in between.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Course: Side Dish
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Garlicky Carrot Brown Rice

Hi! I’m Silvia.

My goal is to make cooking simple and enjoyable.

Garden in the Kitchen is full of easy and balanced recipes for busy families. Classics get a healthier twist with additions of veggies or alternative ingredients.

I hope my recipes will inspire you to cook more home meals and above all have fun in the kitchen!

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  1. Awesome recipe! I love rice so much. This gonna be the newest dish I’ll try. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Made this last night – super easy, my kids loved it, and my husband didn’t even complain it was brown rice. Thank you!

    1. It’s the power of garlic 🙂 I am so glad your family enjoyed this recipe Katie!Thanks for your feed back