Brown Rice with Kale and Parmesan

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
A quick and healthy side dish using instant brown rice, frozen chopped kale, and fresh parmesan; reheat the next day for a great work lunch!
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  • 4 cups instant brown rice, cooked according to package instructions
  • 500 grams frozen chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish


  • Start by cooking the rice according to the instructions on the box. Use instant rice to reduce the overall cooking time for entire recipe.
  • While the rice cooks, add the butter to a large skillet and over medium heat, melt the butter until it bubbles.
  • Add the kale, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and ground black pepper. Cook the kale until heated thoroughly.
  • Add the cooked rice to the kale and stir to combine. Remove from heat. Stir in the parmesan.
  • Plate, garnish with more parmesan, and serve immediately.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6475IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 4mg