84 Awesome Rice Recipes

84 Awesome Rice Recipes - Appetizers, Side Dishes, Main Entrees, Desserts and MORE. Turn basic rice into an amazing meal!

Rice is such a simple ingredient – a basic staple in almost every pantry in the world. Whether it is brown or white, instant or needing a good soak, long grain or short, wild, sticky, jasmine, basmati – there are endless possibilities for this unassuming grain. It is great plain or with a bit of butter and salt. But it takes no special skills to dress up this basic ingredient into something truly astounding.

Here I have collected amazing recipes for any appetite. Every one of them features rice as one of the main ingredients, and every one of them is a super star. From appetizers to side dishes, main entrees to desserts, turn your cheap rice into the star of your meal.


First, here are some great tutorials for cooking perfect basic rice.

How to Cook Rice Perfectly by Fine Cooking

How to Make Perfect Brown Rice Every Time by Skinny Taste

How to Make Classic Rice Pilaf by A Family Feast

How to Cook Brown Rice in the Microwave by Steamy Kitchen

Classic Stove Top Method for Perfect White Rice by Martha Stewart


Infused Style Rice Recipes

Chipotle Style Cilantro Lime Brown Rice by Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Lemon Rice by Taste of Home

Poblano Rice by Food Network

Lemon Mint Rice by Martha Stewart

Coconut Ginger Rice by Awesome Cuisine

Saffron Rice by Food.com

Dill Rice by My Recipes

Orange Rice by Taste of Home

Fragrant Rice with Clove by Masala Herb


 Southern Style Rice Recipes

Southern Red Rice with Shrimp by Deep South Dish

Makeover Shrimp Rice Casserole by Taste of Home

Louisiana Red Beans and Rice by Taste of Home

Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole by Deep South Dish

Southwestern Rice by Taste of Home

Black Beans and Rice by Food Network


Asian Style Rice Recipes

Stir-Fried Broccoli with Brown Rice by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Herbed Brown Rice Mujadarra by Bon Appetit

Asian Style Rice by Recipe.com

Curried Rice with Shrimp by Real Simple

Chinese Veggies and Rice by Recipe.com

Beef and Garlic Rice by Recipe.com

Cashew Chicken with Brown Rice by The Power of Family Meals

Rice with Squid by Que Rica Vida

Curry, Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole by Betty Crocker


Latin Style Rice Recipes

Spicy Mexican Rice by Recipe.com

Fiesta Rice Salad by Spoonful

Mexican Rice Casserole by Spoonful

Caribbean Rice and Beans by Jelibean Journals

Brown Rice Vegetable Paella by Fat Free Vegan

Chicken Fried Brown Rice by Southern Plate

Mexican Rice by Food.com

Cajun Chicken with Dirty Rice by Recipe.com

Creole Shrimp & Rice by Recipe.com

Corn, Rice and Bean Burritos by Taste of Home

Chili Rice by Recipe.com

Corny Rice by Taste of Home

Restaurant Style Mexican Rice by The Kitchn

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Brown Rice Egg Skillet by Naturally Ella

Shrimp Fajita Rice Bowl by Turning the Clock Back

Rice with Tomatoes, Olives and Pine Nuts by Que Rica Vida

Peruvian Style Rice with Seafood by Que Rica Vida

Italian Beef and Rice Skillet by Betty Crocker


Dessert Style Rice Recipes

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding by Recipe.com

Vanilla Rice Pudding by Real Food Real Deals

Arroz Con Leche by Taste of Home

Rice Pudding by Tide and Thyme

Peppermint Cheesecake Rice Pudding by Something Swanky

Rice Cantaloupe Yogurt Breakfast Bowl by Masala Herb

Greek Rice Pudding by My Greek Dish

Pumpkin Rice Pudding by Food Network

Lightened Rice Pudding by Delish

Rice Pudding with Pomegranate by Heather’s French Press

Rice Pudding with Chai Spices by Bon Appetit

Easiest Rice Pudding by Yahoo Shine

Sour Cherry Rice Pudding by Recipe.com

Brown Betty’s Custardy Rice Pudding by The Culinary Life

Warm Coconut Rice Pudding by My Recipes

Cherry Amaretto Rice Pudding by The Law Student’s Wife

Slow Cooker Coconut Brown Rice Pudding by Food Network

Champorado (Chocolate Coconut Sticky Rice) by Pinch of Yum

Creme Brulee Rice Pudding by Mother Nature Network

Banana Rice Pudding Treats by Martha Stewart

Rice with Red Bean Paste, Walnuts and Currants by Serious Eats


Traditional Style Rice Recipes!

Easy Cheesey Broccoli and Rice by Recipe.com

Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Rice by Pinch of Yum

Creamy Chicken Rice Soup by Taste of Home

Lemony Herbed Rice by Taste of Home

30 Minute Portobello Fried Brown Rice by How Sweet It Is

Cheesy Zucchini Rice by Buns in My Oven

Rice, Chicken and Artichoke Salad by Recipe.com

Glazed Salmon with Broccoli Rice by Real Simple

Rice Primavera by All the Cooks

Squash Rice by Homegrown & Healthy

Cheesy Confetti Rice by Kneaded Creations

Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup by Food Network

Cheeseburger Rice by 5 Dollar Dinners

Tuna and Rice by Stockpiling Moms

Zucchini Rice Muffins by Kitchen Stewardship

Rice Burgers by Cookpad

84 Awesome Rice Recipes - Appetizers, Side Dishes, Main Entrees, Desserts and MORE. Turn basic rice into an amazing meal!

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About Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 34 year old mommy blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have three beautiful boys. Dexter is 5, Daniel is 3 and baby Chester is almost 2. She writes about all things motherhood related, including kid-friendly recipes and crafts, being a modern woman (with beauty and fashion posts), as well as reflections on the humorous side of life and love. She spends most of her time trying not to swear in front of her in-laws. The rest of her time is spent on Pinterest, where she tells herself that tomorrow she will get it together and learn how to make that cool woven chevron rug from rope and old t shirts.


  1. wow, this is a great compilation, I’ll be trying some of these out.

  2. Wow… This is the biggest collection of rice recipes I have ever seen. Thanks a lot!

  3. Amazing all the things you can do with rice! Great round up of recipes.

  4. Hey, just stopping by to check out your rice round up. It is fabulous! And thank you for adding my recipe to your list! a appreciate the shout out! [email protected]

  5. Thanks for adding my recipe to the list! This is quite a delicious looking roundup!

  6. Great list of rice recipes I have ever seen. Thanks, Katie

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