Easy Rice Dishes Recipes
Rice is an easy, quick, and healthy dish to prepare and can be paired with many different vegetables and meats. Whether you are looking for a simple option to use up leftover rice or you are interested in preparing it as part of a side or main dish, there is something here for everyone.
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Fried rice is one of the most popular methods for using up leftover rice. Combine it with other leftovers in the fridge or whip up some stir fried vegetables and meat to pair with it. In my recent quest to explore new recipes with tahini, I've started adding to to my homemade fried rice. Tahini and soy sauce is a great combination for this dish.
As I would rather be baking than cooking, rice pudding is one of my favorite recipes for leftover rice. Since I've started making this recipe from Catherine at Living the Gourmet that has dried cranberries and lots of cinnamon, I haven't made any other rice pudding recipe. Rice pudding is wonderful cold or hot and can make a great breakfast, side dish, or dessert.
Chicken and Rice
Chicken and rice is one of the most popular searches for rice recipes, including chicken and rice soup. This is a great comfort food and perfect for winter when you're looking for a rich, warm meal that will keep your kitchen toasty and smelling delicious all evening. There are also some good chicken and rice crock pot recipes.
Mexican or Spanish Rice
The term Spanish rice is not used in relation to any Spanish cuisine [source], but many people refer to Mexican rice as Spanish rice so I've included the terminology here. Take the step up from boxed Mexican rice and make it yourself. The combination of fresh tomatoes and cilantro is delicious. Alternatively, consider Mexican green rice recipes with spinach and cilantro. Serve this as a side dish for any Mexican meal or add a few more ingredients to make it into a main dish.
Rice is a great base for a wide variety of hot and cold salads. If you're ready for a change from pasta salad, try a rice salad. Many rice salad recipes call for specific types of rice, such as brown or black, but you can substitute another kind as you prefer.
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Cheesy Broccoli Rice
This is a classic casserole dish that many people have sampled at some point in their life. Although it is a popular choice for meals with kids, including potlucks, don't discount it for a meal at home with your significant other either. If you want a change from the traditional white rice and cheddar cheese recipe, experiment a little.
Stuffed peppers may look complicated, but the oven does most of the work for you. Don't feel limited to green peppers either. Switch it up with red, orange, or yellow peppers or use a couple different colors to create a colorful platter. You can easily customize these recipes with favorite vegetables, spices, and herbs.
Swap your leftover rice or a favorite rice in for the required pasta in just about any stir fry recipe. You can mix the rice right into the vegetables and/or meat combination that you've prepared or serve it on the side.
There are sweet rice porridge recipes that are perfect for breakfast or dessert and savory recipes that are great for lunch or dinner. This is comfort food at its best any time during the fall or winter. Now that quinoa is all the rage, there are a number of quinoa porridge recipes out there. You can easily substitute rice for almost any of these recipes.
More rice resources
- All About Rice : Variety, List, Health Benefits, Storage and Where to Buy It
- The Magic of Black Rice: New Superfood
Black rice is nutrient-rich and has more antioxidants than blueberries. It's easy to prepare and include black rice in your diet.
- How to Make Fried Rice and Fried Rice Recipes
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