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different types of tasty and healthy rice recipes

Updated on December 29, 2016
flavored rice is easy to cook and tasty too!!!
flavored rice is easy to cook and tasty too!!! | Source

tasty rice!

Rice i think cant be eaten alone if its plain but if you mix rice with chicken,meat or egg,it becomes biryani, one of the most tasty food in earth!!!Sometimes when i don't want to cook much,i just make biryani,in this way i have two things in one dish(the meat and rice) saves time and also brings variation in taste. Flavored rice are tasty and very easy to cook.Given below are some different types of rice recipes which are easy to cook and tasty too!!!There are some recipes which i have not tried yet,so i am copying their links.

Brinjal rice recipe/Eggplant rice recipe-This spicy recipe is made with eggplants,curry leaves and mustard seeds.A complete meal!

Carrot Rice Recipe-This recipe is not only delicious but also very nutritious.

Curd Rice

  • 2tsp oil
  • green chili-as per taste
  • chana dal*-1tsp
  • urad dal*-1tsp
  • mustard seeds-1tsp
  • boiled rice-1 cup
  • Yogurt plain - 2 cups
  • ginger garlic paste-1tsp
  • coriander leaves-1 bunch
  • salt-1/2 tsp

how to cook:-

  • heat oil
  • put mustard seeds
  • add chanadaal and uraddal when the mustard seed starts popping,stir
  • add coriander leaves and ginger garlic paste,saute
  • add rice,mix well
  • add salt,mix again
  • put off the heat,add yogurt,mix well.Curd rice is ready.

* available at any Indian store

Tomato rice


  • rice-1 cup washed and soaked for 15 minutes
  • salt-to taste
  • garam masala(available at any indian grocery store)-1tsp
  • tomato puree-made from 2 large tomatoes
  • red chili powder-1tsp
  • black cardamon-1 big
  • oil-2tsp
  • water-2 cup

how to cook-

  • heat oil in pan
  • add cardamon followed with tomato puree,stir
  • add salt,garam masala and red chili powder,mix well
  • add rice,mix well
  • pour water and cover pan till rice is done.
  • serve hot.

Tamarind rice-Tamarind rice is a famous tangy dish of South India.

-A famous South Indian dish,

Rice Khichdi recipe-When i was a kid,this dish was cooked every saturday.This dish is full of nutrition and quiet easy.


  • cloves-5
  • oil-4tsp
  • salt-to taste
  • curry leaves-3-4(optional)
  • ginger garlic paste-1.5 tsp
  • coriander leaves- bunch
  • mint leaves-4-5(optional)
  • chili-4-5
  • tomatoes-3-4(small)
  • cinnamon-1
  • cardamon-5
  • onions-2 medium
  • rice-2 cup
  • toor dal(available at any Indian store) 1 cup

how to cook

  • cook washed dal with turmeric and keep aside,do not throw the dal water
  • heat oil in pan
  • put cloves,cinnamon and cardamon
  • after a minute,put onions,sliced in small pieces,cook till golden brown
  • add coriander leaves(not all),curry leaves and mint leaves
  • add ginger garlic paste,salt and mix well
  • let it cook for 2-3 minutes
  • add tomatoes,mix
  • add rice,fry for 2 minutes
  • add dal,mix well and add water
  • now add dal water
  • cook till rice is done
  • serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

Spinach rice recipe- a very healthy dish made with spinach,rice,garam masala and onions

Onion rice-quick and easy tangy rice with onions and lemon


  • rice-cooked 2 cups
  • salt-to taste
  • coriander-a bunch
  • chili-2-4
  • onion-1 medium sliced
  • oil-2tsp
  • mustard seed-1/4 tsp
  • ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  • pepper-as per taste
  • lemon juice-2 tsp

how to cook:-

  • heat oil
  • put mustard seeds,chili
  • when the mustard starts spurting,add ginger garlic paste
  • fry for 1 minute
  • add onions,fry till they are golden brown
  • add salt and pepper
  • add rice,mix well
  • add lemon juice
  • mix well
  • serve hot garnished with coriander.

Fried rice-an easy and tasty dish

Kashmiri Pulao- i have not cooked it yet but its on the "to-do-list"

Jeera Rice(cumin seed rice)-the most simple of all flavoured rices

I just came through this interesting site,worth a look

With so many flavored rice recipes now,i think i will cook one each for a week!!


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      3 years ago

      Real brain power on diysalp. Thanks for that answer!

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      6 years ago

      I stay in lagos, Nigeria...where can I get d ingridients 2 buy

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      Tracy Lynn Conway 

      6 years ago from Virginia, USA

      Great recipes and I love the simplicity of a one pot meal.

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      6 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      ubanichijioke you can make these recipes by yourself!they are easy. Ask yor someone to make the biryani recipes for you. :)

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      I hope one day, someone will prepare this delicacy for me to eat. A well written piece!

    • dipsmi profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      thanks tokigostudio!even i cooked one rice recipe from there!!!:)

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      Catherine Welborn 

      7 years ago from Colorado Springs

      Thanks for the great ideas. I will have to try a few of these.


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