ISO: GREAT BROWN RICE AND BROWN RICE DISHES
Trying to eat more brown rice and whole grains. Just finished a plate of brown rice and kale in spicy peanut sauce from M Cafe in Culver City -- which was (and always is) awesome. Love the brown rice sushi at Shima. Who else really cares about their brown rice?
I never have been able to develop any enthusiasm for brown rice, but love quinoa. And quinoa makes an excellent fried rice of any variety; beef, chicken, pork or shrimp.
not everyone here likes it, but for healthy chinese food (low/no oil, sugar, cornstarch), i love the baby eggplant w/ scallops at Uncle Chen's in Encino, and their brown rice is SO rich, nutty, and flavorful.
Xi'an in bev hills does brown rice; try their power rice.
A Votre Sante
Porta Via has a great seasoned brown rice
Nook Bistro - brown rice bowl
Saketini - garlic brown rice
Aroma on Tujunga
Full of Life on Magnolia
Kung Pao Bistro
Inn of the Seventh Ray - some interesting variations here
...is that a start for exploration?
You can have ANY of the specialty rice dishes served at shamshiri grill made with their terrific brown rice. you must request brown rice, though.
i brought their adas polo (rice dish made with currants, raisons, lentils, and dates) made with brown rice to a potluck dinner. it was a hit--EVERYONE raved about it.
I just recently learned about the brown rice substitution at Shamshiri about two visits ago.
It's worth mentioning with brown rice you only get about half the normal portion of basmati rice, but since their rice servings are obscenely large anyway, the half serving is about normal. Great taste but closer to a forbidden rice than regular brown rice.