Rice Recipes

A staple in world cuisines, you're certain to find quality rice recipes among this expansive list. Pair brown rice with roasted chicken, make a quick veggie fried-rice, or host wild rice in a simple soup—the options are endless.

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Perfect White Rice

Rating: 3.5 stars 140
You'll make fluffy, perfect white rice every time with Martha's easy recipe, which calls for long-grain rice, salt, and boiling water. The secret to this method involves adding the rice to a measured amount of boiling water, as opposed to starting the rice in a cold pot. This technique keeps the grains intact, so you can say goodbye to mushy, stuck-together clumps.

Fried Rice with Chinese-Style Sausage

Sweet Chinese sausage browns quickly and adds just the right amount of richness to this one-pan supper.

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms and Rice

Rating: 3.5 stars 151
These work as well on the Thanksgiving table as they do on a meatless Monday.

Master Recipe: Brown Rice

Rating: 3.5 stars 204
Unlike white rice, brown rice retains the nutritious bran and germ covering of the rice grain. This gives it a chewy texture, a nutty aroma, and plenty of essential nutrients. Follow our tried-and-true formula for perfectly fluffy brown rice every time.

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

The old-fashioned version of this soup takes hours to prepare. Here, we've cut down the cooking time by using canned broth and boneless, skinless chicken thighs for an easy, family-friendly soup perfect for lunch or dinner.

Cilantro-Lime Rice

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A stir-in of cilantro and lime juice transforms plain cooked rice into a lively side that's an ideal accompaniment for Mexican main dishes, such as Chicken Fajita Tostadas.

Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 245
This nostalgic dish evokes the Old School casseroles your grandmother used to makebut in easy mode to make it quick, delicious, and great for a weeknight. Rotisserie chicken and precooked rice (or leftover rice) are combined with easy-prep veggies and baked with a flour-thickened broth that has a little sour cream added for creaminess.

Cajun Jambalaya

One way to distinguish between Cajun and Creole jambalaya: Traditional Cajun cooking doesn't include tomatoes. It does contain plenty of thyme, paprika, and oregano for a flavorful dinner.

Customizable Vegetable Soup

Use our choose-your-own-adventure formula to make a big batch of soup starring any vegetables you please. Use vegetable broth or water to make it vegetarian, and omit the Parmesan to make it vegan. Check out our step-by-step guide.

Easiest Rice Pudding

Rating: 3 stars 354
The starch in Arborio rice -- typically used for risotto -- makes this pudding extra creamy.

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl

Versatility is the name of the game in this deconstructed Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl: the simple cilantro-lime marinade works just as well for fish and shrimp as it does for chicken, and the rice and beans can be switched out for your favorite grains and legumes.

Baked Salmon Sushi

There's no raw fish in these easy sushi rolls—just succulent, perfectly cooked salmon and plenty of fresh vegetables. For our food editor's tips on how to roll like a pro, see How to Make Sushi at Home.

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Take another look at brown rice: It's nutritious, delicious, and, as the recipes here show, endlessly versatile. Learn how to take your brown rice to another level and enjoy it as a dinner entrée, family-friendly side, vegan main, or even for breakfast or dessert.

The main ingredient in this good-for-you savory porridge is yellow mung dal, split mung beans that break down and thicken as they cook.