1 cup short grain brown rice
2 cups water or vegetable broth, canned or homemade
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 (2-inch) strip lemon or orange zest
Zip up this basic brown rice with one of these easy variations: Add a handful of raisin or apricots to the rice with the water. While rice is rests, mix a 10-ounce package of frozen vegetables with 2 tablespoons of water and a 2-inch strip of orange zest in a saucepan.