So having had rib eye for dinner last night, just rib eye, we felt a need for penance in the form of a hoard of veggies. So stir fry it is. I started soaking the rice, I've found that it actually is important to follow instructions when cooking rice. Soaking brown rice really helps break apart the tough husk and create a fluffy rice that is more similar to expectations we face from a white rice world. So we soak the rice before cooking it with some salt and butter.
Once the rice has about 25 minutes to go you can start cooking everything else. It does help to have it already cut up at this point. The stir fry this time was to include ginger, eggplant, carrots, onions, bok choy, green onions, and red bell pepper.
10 Indian eggplant sliced thin, or Chinese eggplant, or whatever
10 basil leaves