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Jul 31, 2010 07:27 PM

Looking for brown rice and fresh veggies

I have a friend who's on a strict diet of brown rice and fresh vegetables. I'm looking for restaurants that offer that on the menu. The areas that would help are W. Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West L.A., Los Feliz and Hollywood.

The Panda Inn chain has that and so does P.F. Chang's, I think. It's amazing how many Asian restaurants these days do NOT offer brown rice.

What we'd really like to find are restaurants that are not Chinese. Does anyone know of any?

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  1. The Nook Neighborhood Bistro, SM Blvd and Barry Ave in WLA has this item:

    Sauteed Brown Rice Bowl $12.00
    with broccoli, asparagus, carrot, tomato and your choice of organic chicken or tofu.

    1. Porta Via
      Newsroom Cafe
      Eat Well
      Real Food Daily
      Mani's on Farifax
      A Votre Sante
      and though you said no Chinese, Xi'an has great power rice.

      Eat Well
      3916 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

      A Votre Sante
      13016 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

      Porta Via
      424 N. Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

      Real Food Daily
      414 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

      1. Ammo on Highland just north of Santa Monica Blvd. has great brown rice with veggies. It's my go-to righteous lunch.

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        1. re: scurvy

          $15 for brown rice and vegs? Yikes!

        2. if you are willing to limit the vegetables to skewer-roasted peppers, onions, and tomatos,

          the persian restaurant, shamshiri grill, makes terrific brown rice and they serve skewered, roasted, vegetables.

          1712 Westwood Blvd, Westwood, CA 90024

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          1. re: westsidegal

            Shamshiri Grill is excellent and offers much more for the OP than you suggest:


            1. re: aventinus

              the only reason i limited my suggestion is that the op states that the person is
              "on a strict diet of brown rice and fresh vegetables"

              personally, i've worked my way through almost all of shamshiri's fantastic selection of vegetarian food.
              also, since i started bringing their brown rice version of addas polo every time i'm invited to a pot luck, i find myself being invited to pot luck dinners all the time. . . .

              1712 Westwood Blvd, Westwood, CA 90024

          2. Samosa House does. You have to see which items in their buffet are prepared from fresh vegetables though and also time it for when it is freshly cooked. It's Indian food. Shojin makes curries with a Japanese heritage, but I don't know if they use fresh vegetables. I assume they would in keeping with the spirit of their restaurant. They serve brown rice with their entrees. Another place is Real Food Daily, which was mentioned already.

            Bharat Bazaar
            11510 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

            Real Food Daily
            514 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

            333 S Alameda St Ste 310, Los Angeles, CA 90013

            Samosa House
            11510 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

            Real Food Daily
            414 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048