Rice Recipes

Rice recipes may require some thinking through. Rice is a very versatile grain. There are so many varieties of rice. You can buy white rice, brown rice and wild rice. You can get short grain rice and long grain rice. But did you know there is also a medium grain and an extra long grain?

Rice is a staple food in many countries around the world. It has a low sugar content and  it’s also low fat and low salt. There is no real cholesterol in rice.  Along with that, rice is usually perfect for preservation on its own, so it generally needs no or has no  preservatives. And if you cook rice the way you should, there will be very little sodium as well.

Rice contains protein, niacin, sodium, dietary fiber, phosphorus, copper, vitamin B6, zinc and thiamin. So it's pretty good for you!

And it is so versatile. Make savory dishes, baked dishes, dishes with gravy or sauce and of course dessert dishes. There may be a rice recipe for almost any kind of dish you can think of. It goes well with just about everything!

Brown Rice with Pineapple and Mushrooms

Rice Bake

Broccoli, Chickpea, Rice Bake

Seasone Rice and Kale

Seasoned Rice and Kale

Did you know that there is even a rice variety known as Forbidden Rice?  Forbidden rice was supposedly grown for the emperors of China and so it was reserved solely for use by them. It is also known as black rice although it is really a deep purple color. It may be used in any rice recipe in which other rice varieties are used.  Some say it has a richer flavor. We even heard of a quick simple dessert recipe - simply cook it until it runs very soft, add some coconut milk and a touch of agave and voila - dessert!

Southern Rice and Beans

Southern Rice and Beans with Cornbread Muffins

Spanish Rice and Beans

Spanish Rice and Beans

Did you know that the best way to make stir fried rice is to use day old rice?  When you are planning your menu, cook your rice a day ahead of when you will use it. Refrigerate it overnight. The refrigeration helps remove moisture from the rice while keeping it from drying out. Use it in your favorite stir-fried rice recipe and it will be loose and dry and won't clump together.

Veggie Stew over Rice

Zesty Veggie Stew over Rice

Rice Crust Pizza

Rice Crust Pizza

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