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
Make perfect white rice every time with this recipe from "Martha Stewart's Cooking School."

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

Rating: 3.5 stars 874
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.

Perfect White Rice in a Rice Cooker

Rating: 3.5 stars 44
You want perfect rice every time without watching the pot? That's easy—put a rice cooker to work. All you do is combine rice and water in the cooker and turn it on. When it's done, fluff rice and serve this crowd-pleasing side dish.

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.

One-Pan Cuban Chicken with Rice and Beans

Juicy roast chicken thighs are paired with our take on moros y cristianos, the Cuban version of rice and beans, in this easy dinner recipe.

Summer Beef-and-Rice Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 38
This quick-cooking casserole has a rich beef-and-rice filling, a colorful layer of zucchini, and a crisp breadcrumb topping. (Save even more time by using the sauce from Gnocchi with Quick Meat Sauce.)

Bean Burritos

Rating: 3.5 stars 414
Stock your freezer with these healthy single-serving dinners (or hearty lunches).

Herby Spinach-and-Rice Soup with Turmeric

Inspired by the Persian herbed-rice dish sabzi polo, this turmeric-tinted soup is bursting with spinach, parsley, and dill. The rice and diced potatoes absorb some of the liquid, giving this brothy soup more body. Yogurt, a cumin-infused oil, and a squeeze of lemon are the welcome and essential finishing touches to this healthy comforting dish. 

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Chicken Kabsa

Considered the national dish of Saudi Arabia, this spiced chicken-and-rice dinner couldn't have a more beautiful presentation—it's served with fried almonds and raisins, parsley sprigs, and a citrusy yogurt sauce.