Brown rice goes well with practically anything, and it is cheap. I like to make a double batch and keep some in the fridge for making quick meals. Learning to cook brown rice is easy. You just need the patience to leave it alone and resist temptation to lift the lid and stir it.
Cooking Brown Rice
Pour 2 cups of water in a medium sauce pan, heat to boiling.
Pour in 1 cup of brown rice, stir and cover with a lid.
Turn heat down to low, and set a timer for 45 minutes.
To keep the rice warm without clumping: Cover with a towel, and then with a lid tilted to allow some airflow.
Food Storage Note: Because of the oils in the bran, brown rice does not work well for long term storage. Use it up within 6 months!