Brown Rice Parmesan Recipe

This brown rice parmesan recipe is a delicious new way to serve brown rice!

This time of year, I find it especially important to have a few quick and easy meals up my sleeve, especially for Mini Chef. When we get home and he’s starving, cooking dinner for the next two hours is simply not an option.

Clean Eating Brown Rice Parmesan

I firmly believe in having a list pinned to the fridge of quick and easy dinners you can put together while you do other things. That way, when things get crazy busy, you don’t even have to think about what’s for dinner. You just head over to your list and pick one.

Every parent (or busy person!) needs this list, and today I’m giving you one more option for that list. And this one comes with the added bonus of sneaking some veggies in where your kids will barely even notice. Mine sure didn’t! And if you really want to speed things up, you can grate the zucchini ahead of time. Either way, you’ll have a meal, a side dish, or even lunch the next day prepared in the time it takes to cook a pot of rice. Serve with a side of rotisserie chicken you pick up on the way home for a complete meal!


Brown Rice Parmesan Recipe

Clean Eating Brown Rice Parmesan

Brown Rice Parmesan

A delicious new way to serve rice!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 275kcal


  • 1 cup dry brown rice (cooked with water to package directions)
  • ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese (or as needed for flavor)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder (or garlic granules)
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (raw)
  • salt to taste if needed


  • While the rice is cooking, grate the zucchini and measure out the parmesan.
  • Once the rice is done cooking, immediately stir in the cheese and zucchini. Continue stirring until the cheese is melted from the heat of the rice. Stir in the garlic powder and salt if you need it.
  • Notes on the cheese: The parmesan is completely adjustable to taste. Start with ½ a cup and stir in more as needed after adding all other ingredients. 1 cup makes it pretty cheesy.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 399IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Yum! And so much better than anything you’d ever make from a box *cough cough, Rice-a-roni*.