Grains & Pasta

17 Recipes That Start With a Bag of Rice

Most likely you have a bag of rice in your pantry right now. Here are 17 delicious recipes you can make with this versatile staple,

Cherry Breakfast Rice Bowls

Cherry Breakfast Rice Bowls Recipe
Photo by Jodi Pudge

Infused with sweet maple syrup and aromatic cinnamon, this bowl is packed with wholesome ingredients and is a cinch to make.

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Chicken Fried Rice with Pineapple

Chicken fried rice with pineapple recipe
Photo by Brandon Barre

The combination of sweet, fresh pineapple, salty fish sauce and spicy chile sauce is typical of Thai dishes.

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Ginger-Wasabi Brown Rice

Take your basic brown rice to the next level with a Japanese kick of flavor, thanks to wasabi, ginger, rice vinegar and honey! It’ll only cost you three grams of fat per serving.

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Almond Butter Brown Rice Crispy Treats

Almond Butter Brown Rice Crispy Treats recipe
Photo by Crayola England and Chris Hennessey

Almond butter is used to bind these clean, crispy and chewy treats.

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Cinnamon & Raisin Brown Rice Pudding

Laura Wright

This make-ahead brown rice pudding tastes best the next day, after the flavors have had time to meld in the fridge. Whether you serve it for breakfast, a snack or dessert, it’s a definite crowd-pleaser and a great dish to make on a Sunday afternoon to have for the week!

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Poblano Rice with Shrimp

Poblano Rice with Shrimp recipe
Joanne Tsakos

Chef and cookbook author Allison Fishman is all about simple, home-cooked dishes that let fresh, healthy ingredients shine. This Cajun-inspired recipe is a prime example!

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Orange-Sesame Shrimp with Rice

Photography by Johann Headley | Food & Prop Styling by Sprig Creative

This citrus-flavored sesame shrimp with crunchy veggies is even better than the classic Chinese takeout dish. It’s quick and easy to make for a healthy weeknight meal.

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Yellow Rice

No cholesterol southwestern rice recipe

Ground turmeric adds flavor and a bright yellow color to this rice, while also imparting hefty anti-inflammatory benefits.

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Kimchi Fried Rice with Tempeh

Kimchi Fried Rice with Tempeh

Our veggie-packed, Asian-style fried rice tastes just as good and can be ready in 25 minutes. 

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Skillet Spanish Chicken & Rice

Skillet Spanish Chicken & Rice recipe
Edward Pond

Use your own canned tomatoes (or your favorite boxed variety) to make this bone-warming Spanish chicken and rice skillet, a breeze at just 20 minutes of prep!

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Cuban-Style Rice & Beans with Turkey

Healthy flavorful rice and beans recipe
Photo by Brandon Barré

White rice is swapped out for brown in our healthier version of this classic Latin American dish. Protein-rich ground turkey turns it into a complete meal.

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Thai Black Rice Salad with Wild Salmon

Thai Black Rice Salad recipe
Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Black Forbidden rice gets its name from ancient China, where the dark-hued grain was banned from commoners and reserved strictly for royalty and nobility. Today, it can be found in local markets and ethnic grocery stores, and is commonly used in Thai cooking and is perfect in this black rice salad!

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Ginger Peanut Rice

Thai green curry chicken croc pot recipe

This mild rice dish perfectly offsets the heat found in the Slow-Cooker Thai Green Curry Chicken.

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One-Pot Mediterranean Lemon Chicken & Rice

One-Pot Mediterranean Lemon Chicken & Rice recipe
Photo by Olimpia Davies

Not only is clean-up minimal with this one-pot chicken dish, but you can freeze it and simply reheat and eat so you spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing the things you love.

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Pineapple Pork Stir-Fry with Coconut Rice

Pineapple chunks add a light sweetness to offset the salty and spicy notes in this flavor-loaded stir-fry. Coconut milk–simmered brown rice adds depth

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Sweet Miso Cod with Yams, Rice & Beans

Sweet Miso Cod With Yams Rice and Beans
Brandon Barré

Miso-brushed cod is served over brown rice, beans and easy roasted yams for a complete meal. Customize it by adding sliced avocado or shredded carrot, or by substituting another protein such as chicken or shrimp.

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Herbed Quinoa & Wild Rice Stuffing

Jill Silverman Hough

Quinoa and wild rice are loaded with protein to keep you full and fiber to keep your digestive tract running smooth. 

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