Jalapeno Brown Rice

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 to your family. If you’re not a fan of the heat from fresh jalapeño peppers, you can easily swap them out for no-heat pickled jalapeño peppers.

Jalapeno Brown Rice

Jalapeno Brown Rice

Jalapeno Brown Rice

Jalapeno Brown Rice

Pro tip: We love serving this with our seriously quick and delicious Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet recipe! Check it out in the video below:

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 saucepan 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

SmartPoints: 4


The nutrition content of recipes on SkinnyMom.com has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.