Healthy Rice Dishes

Rice makes the perfect base for many healthy dishes, and we've got the recipes to prove it. Whether you're in the mood for fragrant basmati, chewy wild rice, or tangy lemon rice, you'll find dozens of healthy and delicious rice ideas here.

Breakfast Rice Cereal

Better Homes and Gardens

Make brown rice the headliner in this hot cereal that's studded with dried fruit bits.

Total: 20 mins

Southern Seafood and Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

For a meal that's flavored in the style of Louisiana cooking, serve this jambalaya-style main dish recipe with cornbread sticks.

Total: 30 mins

Stuffed Tomato Flowers

Better Homes and Gardens

The filling of savory vegetables, salty olives, and sweet fruit transforms tomatoes into prizewinning edible flowers.

Sausage and Pepper Bake

Family Circle

Save time and stress by opting for microwave-ready frozen brown rice as the base for this hearty sausage and vegetable casserole.

Pineapple-Orange Ginger Turkey

Better Homes and Gardens

This easy Polynesian dish capitalizes on the tangy-sweet flavors of pineapple and orange juice concentrate plus a generous amount of fresh ginger.

Souffle Hoppin John

Better Homes and Gardens

Bake and serve this hearty casserole recipe in the same dish.

Edamame Fried Rice


Our fried brown rice recipe calls for all the Asian flavors and colorful vegetables you love minus all of the extra grease.

Spicy Barley and Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Chopped chipotle peppers bring a spicy touch to this healthy barley, rice, and spinach recipe. Toasted pecans add a crunchy texture.

Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

Midwest Living

A gourmet risotto dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes! The secret to the creamiest batch ever: never stop stirring.

Turkey and Wild Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Better Homes and Gardens

Wild rice, turkey, cranberries, and a can of mushroom soup join our Midwestern translation of this treasured old-world classic.

Seafood Paella


Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto


The key to the creamy texture of risotto? Slowly adding the liquid here, it's chicken broth so the rice has plenty of time to plump up. Still, this vegetarian recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes!

Turkey and Chili Pepper Stir-Fry

Better Homes and Gardens

Peppers add a bit of heat to this turkey and bok choy dish. Anaheim peppers are milder and larger than jalapeno peppers. Both are readily available in most grocery stores.

Total: 25 mins

Thai Chicken and Rice


Forget takeout! You can make this quick Thai dinner at home. Light coconut milk makes this chicken and vegetable dinner low-fat.

Total: 15 mins

Vegetable Pesto Risotto Casserole

Better Homes and Gardens

Hearty enough for a meal on its own but perfect as a side to any grilled meat, this creamy rice casserole is packed with a bounty of vegetables, including summer squash, eggplant, tomatoes and corn.

Fennel-Mushroom Risotto

Better Homes and Gardens

For just-right creaminess, avoid peeking during cooking. To serve this side dish recipe as a main dish, top with slices of grilled chicken.

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