Popular Rice Recipes

Rice is such a simple pleasure. Whether you have a go-to Mexican rice recipe for taco night, heap brown rice in your stir-fry, or enjoy spicy red beans and rice, there are endless options. Maybe you grew up eating instant rice from a box (shudder) but these days, there are more types of this versatile grain available, and lots of great ways to use it. What you see on supermarket shelves is just a fraction of what's out there - at farmers markets and specialty stores you can find unique heirloom varieties in striking colors with fancy pedigrees. But for most meals, you can find what you need at the market. Basamati rice, traditionally eaten with Indian food, has a long thin grain and an intensely nutty aroma. Jasmine rice, often served with Thai dishes, is very fragrant, with a flavor that's almost floral. So get creative: A pilaf is nice, but what about wild rice studded with toasted almonds? Or a rich, creamy mushroom risotto made with short-grain Arborio rice? Long-grain varieties cook up light and fluffy, perfect for serving alongside a dinnertime stir-fry. And for dessert? Rice pudding, of course.

Cuban Arroz Con Pollo

The classic Latin American dish of chicken and rice gets a 21st century makeover with the help of a slow cooker and some nutrition upgrades like brown rice and extra vegetables.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cuban Arroz Con Pollo

Yellow Bell Pepper and Corn Risotto

Risotto can be a labor of love, but not so when your slow cooker can do the work for you. Make this creamy rice side dish vegetarian by swapping vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Yellow Bell Pepper and Corn Risotto

Chicken and Lentils in Apple-Curry Sauce

Apples lend sweetness to this healthy chicken curry dinner that includes heart-healthy lentils and spinach.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken and Lentils in Apple-Curry Sauce

Napa Cabbage Spring Rolls

From Midwest Living

Napa Cabbage Spring Rolls

Walleye Wild Rice Cakes with Wasabi Dressing

From Midwest Living

Walleye Wild Rice Cakes with Wasabi Dressing

Spicy Rice and Red Bean Salad

Chili powder, hot pepper sauce, and jalapenos provide the spicy heat for this healthy, high-fiber side dish.

From Midwest Living

Spicy Rice and Red Bean Salad

Salmon and Wild Rice Napoleon

From Family Circle

Salmon and Wild Rice Napoleon

Mushroom Risotto with Peas

A few minutes of prep work turns restaurant-favorite mushroom risotto into an easy slow-cooker dish.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mushroom Risotto with Peas

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Whip up a well-balanced meal in one skillet—and just 25 minutes! The spicy vegetable and brown rice side dish comes together in the same pan after the chicken is cooked.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Zen Edamame Pilaf

Use your slow cooker to prepare a hearty whole grain side dish with minimal effort. The zen here comes from Asian ingredients like edamame and red bell pepper.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Zen Edamame Pilaf

Lentil and Bulgur Pilaf with Feta

Lentils, traditionally relegated to side dish duty, become a full-fledged meal when mixed with bulgur, vegetables and feta cheese.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lentil and Bulgur Pilaf with Feta

Rice Pudding with Apricots and a Cherry Swirl

Rice Pudding is a warm and comforting way to wake up your breakfast routine. Simply prepare this recipe before bed, turn on your slow cooker and your morning meal will be ready when you wake up.

From Diabetic Living

Rice Pudding with Apricots and a Cherry Swirl

Roasted Garlic-Herb Bread

Make a store-bought loaf of bread taste gourmet by sandwiching roasted garlic and herbs between each slice before warming in the oven. This side dish pairs perfectly with a plate of pasta or a salad or bowl of soup as a starter.

From Diabetic Living

Roasted Garlic-Herb Bread

Garlic Chicken with Artichokes

Top warm brown rice with a zesty blend of chicken, vegetables and herbs for a colorful, nutritious dinner. Bonus: It comes together in your slow cooker!

From Diabetic Living

Garlic Chicken with Artichokes

Mango Chili Chicken

Need dinner fast? Whip up this spicy chicken dish served over rice.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mango Chili Chicken

Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach

Packed with whole grains and flavorful vegetables, these cheesy stuffed peppers make for a satisfying and simple vegetarian dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa and Spinach

Deep-Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

Deep-Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie

Grilled Citrus Chicken Rice Bowl

From Family Circle

Grilled Citrus Chicken Rice Bowl

Easy Cheesy Broccoli and Rice

This easy, low fat vegetable casserole may finally convince your kids that broccoli tastes good!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Easy Cheesy Broccoli and Rice

Spring Breakfast Pizza with Spiced Hollandaise

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spring Breakfast Pizza with Spiced Hollandaise

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

Green chile peppers and chili powder give this savory chicken main dish a classic Tex-Mex bite. Make it up to 24 hours ahead of time for dinner in a hurry.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

From Midwest Living

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

Asparagus-Leek Risotto

A hint of lemon adds a citrusy touch to this roasted asparagus and leek side-dish recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Asparagus-Leek Risotto

Asparagus-Leek Risotto

To save time, while the asparagus is roasting, cook the leeks, brown the rice, and heat the broth to simmering.

From Midwest Living

Asparagus-Leek Risotto

Sesame Crab and Brown Rice Cakes

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sesame Crab and Brown Rice Cakes

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