Brown Rice Pasta FTW

Healthy eating is simple in theory. Just eat real food. That's pretty much it. No matter the diet, paleo, vegan, pegan, vegetarian, etc (we could go on forever), the reason they all get results is because they all emphasize and prioritize eating real food. 

So why is it so hard?? 

Because real food requires real food prep... and food prep requires time and energy, something that can feel very scarce at the end of a long day. (Or in the morning while getting ready for work) 


Even though we obsess about wellness all day, we still find ourselves short on time and energy when it comes to lunch and dinner on occasion. Which is how we began our love affair with brown rice pasta. 

Brown rice pasta should always be in your pantry. It's one of the few "packaged" foods we fully endorse. We added the quotations because while it is technically packaged, the ingredients are literally brown rice and water, so it's not really.  

Unlike regular brown rice, the pasta version only takes 8 minutes to cook (and by cook we mean you just toss it into boiling water and tune out on Instagram for 8 minutes... doable). 

Once it's done, simply add your sauce of choice, a protein, and toss in a frozen veggie. Voila, dinner in 10 minutes! 

Time Allotment: 


2 minute prep | 8 minute cook time


  • Brown rice pasta (KBCC fav is the Trader Joe's brand, but any brand where the ingredients are brown rice and water will work!)

  • Sauce of choice (olive oil or marinara is delish)

  • Protein (KBCC fav is chicken sausage, fits in with the "no additional cooking" theme nicely. Look for brands without nitrates or added sugar)

  • Frozen veggie of choice


1. Bring water to boil and add brown rice pasta. Cover and simmer on low for 8 minutes. 

2. Heat protein of choice. We love chicken sausage because it's already cooked, so you just need to cut it into wheels and heat in a pan while the pasta is cooking. 

3. Heat frozen veggies of choice. We generally add these to our chicken sausage pan and call it a day. You can also microwave them. 

4. Drain pasta and combine heated protein and veggies with sauce of choice and enjoy! 


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Feeling too tired for even brown rice pasta? Make a quick protein shake and eat a banana, no judgement from us (we do it some nights too!) Shop protein powder now!

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