Brown rice makes a great side dish for lean proteins like chicken or salmon. To make it more flavorful, substitute low-sodium chicken broth for the cooking water. (Rule of thumb: use twice as much liquid as rice—for example, two cups of broth for one cup of rice.) The rice may take a while to cook—about 45 minutes—but you don’t have to play an active role. Once the both boils, add your rice, reduce to a simmer, cover, and walk away.