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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,
These spicy peanut chicken wraps are the perfect grab and go lunch. They're so good that they will definitely get into your regular lunch rotation!
The combination of sweet, fresh pineapple, salty fish sauce and spicy chile sauce is typical of Thai dishes.
Squash stands in for rice in this remake of the traditional Spanish dish. You can use butternut squash or yellow squash — we recommend spiralizing the veg first, then cutting or pulsing in the food processor to get rice-size pieces. If using yellow squash, cutting it is a safer bet since the veg is so delicate. Check the labels when you are purchasing chorizo as some brands contain sugar.
Orange juice provides a nice tangy kick to the poaching liquid, and brown rice vinegar adds acidity to the salmon. Finish it with a touch of ricotta.
Leafy greens, versatile cauliflower, crunchy seeds and nuts – this seasonally-inspired bowl is everything you need for fall.
A key ingredient in many Middle Eastern salads, mint gives this recipe a wonderful freshness. Simply seasoned chicken bumps up the protein content, making this a filling main dish. Using leftover cooked rice speeds up dinner prep — just make extra the night before.
Coconut milk adds richness to this aromatic curry, chock-full of anti-inflammatory ingredients like turmeric and ginger. To switch things up, you can swap out the brown rice for an ancient grain such as quinoa or millet.
Serve these noodle-filled lettuce wraps family-style with the toppings in separate small bowls so everyone can assemble their own at the table. Save any leftovers and enjoy as a salad the next day – simply chop the lettuce, toss with the toppings and drizzle with the sauce
All the flavor of salmon rolls, minus the finicky rolling – that’s the beauty of these easy-to-make rice bowls. Furikake is a dry blend of sesame seeds, seaweed and dried fish. Look for it in specialty Asian grocery stores or make your own using our easy recipe; alternatively, you can simply substitute for sesame seeds.
Take a tip from Thai street vendors and have all your ingredients lined up next to the stove so you can work quickly and continue to move the ingredients around in the wok nonstop. Unsalted peanuts would make a crunchy topper to this dish for added texture.
Inspired by the rich palate of the South, we’ve breaded tender catfish with toothsome cornmeal and paired it with a spicy pilaf for a down-home meal with serious stick-to-your-ribs satisfaction!
Serve our seasonal, veggie-packed Clean Eating recipe for rice and lentil pilaf family-style, or pack it into personal ramekins so everyone can dig into their very own oven-baked dish.
Yogurt and tomato paste lend richness, and a few spices add layers of flavor to this quick, easy, and nutritious Indian dish. It works seamlessly into your upcoming meal plans!
Remember those packages of preservative-laden dehydrated noodles that you probably ditched when you started eating clean? The beauty of those packages was their simplicity – just add boiling water and eat. We’ve recreated the convenience with this layered noodle bowl with mushrooms, carrots, edamame and bok choy. Simply prepare the broth before leaving the house, store in a heat-proof container and pour over top when you're ready.
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
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.
Ginger, lime, honey, soy sauce, ginger and then some - this beef stir-fry packs flavor in spades and keeps you full thanks to rice and eggplant sides.
The classic mingling of chile and lime in these juicy pork tacos is sure to draw your family to the table tonight! If you can't find tomatillos for the salsa, substitute with vine-ripened tomatoes.
There's no need for serving plates or forks with this gooey chocolate and peanut butter dessert — simply serve these bites on a large platter and let guests dig in. The best part? You can make these in advance and store in the freezer until the day of your party.
Wild rice adds depth of flavor to this veggie-packed, whole-wheat dressing. For best texture, look for bread that has a thicker, crunchier crust rather than a softer one.
Meatball fans rejoice! Traditional to North African and Mediterranean cuisine, kefta are essentially large, cylindrical meatballs grilled on skewers and served with yogurt sauce. We've paired ours with fragrant veggie rice and dairy-free sunflower sauce.
Asparagus and avocado join forces with tender strips of shiitake mushroom for spring-perfect rolls (and a side of quick-pickled ginger) your family will love!
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!
Use wild rice instead of white to up your antioxidant intake.
Go gluten-free for lunch, dinner and dessert - whether you need to or not!
Pounding your chicken breast thin allows the orange-chipotle glaze to really stand out – a better glaze-to-chicken flavor ratio in every bite!
This recipe is inspired by the traditional Cuban dish ropa vieja (Spanish for "old clothes"). Traditionally served with potatoes and chickpeas, you can also try it with rice, quinoa or corn tortillas. Using sweet onions keeps the flavor subtle.
Exotic flavor without the need for hard-to-find ingredients or fancy cookware, thanks to one of our readers!
To save time and make this healthy sweet and sour chicken recipe even simpler than it already is, pre-chop your vegetables and let your chicken marinate in the fridge up to eight hours ahead of time. Then, when you and your loved ones are ready to eat, it'll take just 10 minutes to get your Asian-inspired dinner on the table!
The pork and veggies in our quick stir-fry bounce around your taste buds, thanks to a sauce with salty soy, tangy vinegar, spicy ginger and sweet orange juice, all ringing in at less than 350 calories per serving!
This sushi salad unrolls all of the quintessential flavors of your favorite sushi platter. Crisp strips of nori softened with chewy brown rice, crunchy vegetables and plump pieces of crab. Silky avocado and a peppy wasabi vinaigrette top the deconstructed California roll on a bed of baby spinach.
Bright peppers are as lovely as they are healthy, with ample vitamin A and C. Our stuffed turkey peppers are filled with wild rice and turkey for a generous dose of protein and fiber.
Keep this grainy, veggie casserole in the freezer so you always have a quick supper on hand!
The use of boneless, skinless chicken and low-fat yogurt helps to reduce the fat that is commonly found in this zesty Indian dish.
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!
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!
Paella is composed of rice, meat and vegetables. In Valencia, where it's said to have originated, paellas are almost always single-protein dishes. Here in America, however, we like to mix fish, chicken and pork. Throw in some vegetables and you have a complete good-for-you one-dish meal.
Wear rubber gloves when handling chiles! Their heat, though excellent in this Chinese favorite, can transfer to your fingers and make wiping your eyes or nose a painful experience.
India's popular rice dish is a meal in a bowl, and ours offers a complete protein thanks to the combination of rice and lentils! Dried currants, toasted almonds and fresh herbs give this 15-minute dish added intrigue.
Sweet oranges and tart cranberries make a perfect pair when you want to perk up your plate with tang and color. Adding orange peel as you begin cooking your rice, and orange juice at the end of the process, lends a smooth flavor and fragrance to this cranberry chicken.
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.
Creole dishes are slow simmered, which unfortunately translates to a loss of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. For this reason, we kept the stove-top time for our chicken and okra brief.
Derived from the cassava root, tapioca starch (or tapioca flour) is a thickener that's ideal for sauces and stews, as it dissolves completely and offers a glossy sheen to liquids.
There's more to whole grains than brown bread! Chef Jo offers a tour of the world's finest lesser-known grains.