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Rice tends to be sticky because of the starch content. There are many foods that compliment rice. Here are just a few...
Rice tends to be sticky because of the starch content. There are many foods that compliment rice. Here are just a few... | Source

White Rice

White Rice is one of the most commonly available and eaten foods all over the world. It is fairly easy to grow and is very inexpensive to produce. Rice is a staple food for many cultures and societies and is often a life saving food for impoverished countries.

There are many varieties and colors of rice and rice is actually the seed of the monocot plant species. The basic varieties of rice are:

  • Asian Rice (Oryza sativa)
  • African Rice (Oryza glaberrima)

Rice falls under the food category of Cereal Grains and accounts for about 1/5 of the world's total intake of daily calorie intake. Rice is used in many other products besides human consumption and is also used in the mass production of beer and other alcoholic drinks.

Rice has cultural significance and in many Asian societies it often is a symbol of prosperity, fertility and good luck. This is why people often throw rice at weddings, to signify these symbolic attributes to a newly wedded couple.

This article will discuss traditional Asian White Rice but any rice can be substituted. Differences in rice go beyond color and size. Some rice is firm while other varieties are soft and some rice tends to be stickier than other varieties. Let's look at some great recipes that are best accompanied by rice!


50 lbs Bag of Rice

This Bag of Rice Can Feed A Lot of People! 50 Pounds (lbs) goes a Long Way!
This Bag of Rice Can Feed A Lot of People! 50 Pounds (lbs) goes a Long Way! | Source

The Recipes below are perfect when accompanied by rice. There are many ways to prepare and serve these dishes with rice, depending on your preference.

You can use rice as a side dish, you can put the dishes on top of the rice, you can put a small amount of rice over some of the dishes for a nice presentation (recommend packing rice into a small bowl and pop it out on top of the dish to make the rice look nice!), or you can simply add the rice to the end of the recipe by mixing all the ingredients together!

You are the kitchen artist so be creative while presenting rice! Let's check out some delicious recipes below!


Chinese Thai Asian Eggplant

These eggplants are small, round and vary in color from white to dark purple. Photo used with permission
These eggplants are small, round and vary in color from white to dark purple. Photo used with permission | Source

Pestle and Mortar Grinds Spices and Herbs

Grind up your spices for you meat and with rice recipes. Use a Pestle and Mortar. The best way to combine seasonings.
Grind up your spices for you meat and with rice recipes. Use a Pestle and Mortar. The best way to combine seasonings. | Source
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Rice Cookers Save Time! Cook Perfect Rice Every Time with a Rice Cooker!

Rice Cookers are a great tool to have in the kitchen! While the rice cooks itself at the push of a button, you can be doing other things in the kitchen! Rice stays perfectly hot and moist for days when made in a rice cooker!
Rice Cookers are a great tool to have in the kitchen! While the rice cooks itself at the push of a button, you can be doing other things in the kitchen! Rice stays perfectly hot and moist for days when made in a rice cooker! | Source

Individual Rice Grains (Rice Seeds)

White Rice Grains before they are cooked. There are many meals you can create with Rice!
White Rice Grains before they are cooked. There are many meals you can create with Rice! | Source

Bowl of Uncooked Rice: This Amount Can Feed a Family!

This is an average sized bowl and is half-filled with uncooked rice. When rice is cooked it expands as it absorbs the water and nearly triples in size from the original grain. This half-full bowl of uncooked rice is enough to feed 4-6 people!
This is an average sized bowl and is half-filled with uncooked rice. When rice is cooked it expands as it absorbs the water and nearly triples in size from the original grain. This half-full bowl of uncooked rice is enough to feed 4-6 people! | Source

Jong Yam Bai? (Cambodian Khmer for "Want to eat rice?"

White Rice Recipes...Great Dinner Ideas with Rice!
White Rice Recipes...Great Dinner Ideas with Rice! | Source

Need Recipes that Include Rice and Meat? Check Out These White Rice Recipes...

So many meat ideas and fish and poultry...Perfect Dinner Recipes With Rice!
So many meat ideas and fish and poultry...Perfect Dinner Recipes With Rice! | Source

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The Importance of Eating Rice As a Staple

Many people like to eat rice. Rice is a staple all over the world and is often one of the only food. It is found in many cereals and is an important crop that much of the world expects and depends on. Rice is very important for human survival.
Many people like to eat rice. Rice is a staple all over the world and is often one of the only food. It is found in many cereals and is an important crop that much of the world expects and depends on. Rice is very important for human survival. | Source

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livingpah2004 4 years ago from USA

Great collections of white rice recipes! Thanks for posting it all together at one place. Useful and voted up!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@livingpah2004: Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed these recipes! Thanks for the votes and comment!

JSMatthew~


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

I really need to buy a rice cooker. I dont eat rice but the kids LOVE it! And now I have ideas to cook with the rice. Its strange but I have a difficult time preparing meals that I dont like because then I never know what to make with them :)


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello Ardie! Rice cookers save a lot of time and it keeps rice fresh for days. Since you are cooking for a whole family it might be a good idea to get one! Work smarter, not harder! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

What a great collection! I have always been a rice lover and since developing celiac am more dependent on it than ever. I never thought of getting a rice cooker but since all your advice is always so good I may have to go out and get one! I couldn't vote up but voted useful and interesting.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello tillsontitan! I have to tell you that getting a rice cooker is worth the money if you eat a lot of rice. I have a family of 5; 3 are teens and 4 are Asian, so you can imagine how much rice we consume! Having the rice cooker makes it fast, easy, consistent and the rice will stay fresh for a few days. We use ours many times a week. I hope you enjoy your purchase and I hope that these recipes will be delicious for you! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~

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