Give ordinary rice a little kick with chopped onions and jalapeño peppers.  This recipe for Jalapeño Brown Rice is really easy to make, and you’ll love serving it along side our Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet.  If you are not a fan of the heat from fresh jalapeño peppers, you can easily swap them out for the no heat pickled jalapeño peppers.

Jalapeno Brown Rice

Jalapeno Brown Rice

Jalapeno Brown Rice

Jalapeno Brown Rice

Jalapeno Brown Rice

Recipe: Jalapeño Brown Rice

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 6-8 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Serving size: ½ cup


  • 1 Jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 pouches Uncle Ben’s® Ready Rice® Whole Grain Brown Rice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Microwave the rice pouches according to package directions, and set aside.
  2. Heat a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add the oil, jalapeño, and onion, cooking for 4-6 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute.
  4. Add the set aside rice pouches to the pan with the salt, cumin, black pepper, and lime juice. Stir to combine and serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (½ cup)

Calories: 116

Calories from fat: 26

Fat: 3g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 1mg

Sodium: 155mg

Carbohydrates: 23g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar 2g

Protein: 4g

WWP+: 3