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bowl of uncooked black rice

Savory Black Rice Recipes?This is a page about savory black rice recipes. Although often used in sweet dishes, black rice is also delicious prepared with savory spices.


A plate of java rice, garnished with spring onions.

Java RiceA coworker and I once argued about why our rice breakfast is yellow. She's been really curious about the color. I told her it's margarine and butter that made it yellow and she was not convinced. The staff approached us and asked what's our problem and then we both asked what they put on that rice. She smiled and said it was butter and annato seeds. Haha! I won the debate. Lol!


Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice RecipesSpiced with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and spices, rice is an excellent side dish with many Mexican main dishes. It can be made as spicy or mild as your family likes and can even be used as a taco filling.


Ginger Garlic Cilantro Rice in bowl

Making Ginger Garlic Cilantro RiceFresh ginger, garlic, and cilantro are cooked with the rice resulting in a delicious, fragrant, colorful dish.


bowl of Creamy Avocado Rice

Making Creamy Avocado RiceStir warm rice into mashed avocado seasoned with lime juice, cumin, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. The result is a scrumptious creamy rice dish.


Chicken and Rice Porridge garnished in bowl.

Chicken and Rice Porridge (Congee)Rice porridge is popular in most Asian cultures. Chicken and aromatics transform plain rice into a perfect comfort food. This is a page about making chicken and rice porridge (congee).


soya sauce added to rice

Mushroom Fried Rice RecipeThis quick and easy fried rice is full of flavor. It uses just a few ingredients and is a great way to use up leftover white rice. This page contains a mushroom fried rice recipe.


Kimchi Fried Rice in bowl

Kimchi Fried RiceThis version of fried rice is so much easier to make than traditional fried rice. It has only 4 main ingredients but it is packed with flavour and textures. It's really easy to make, too. I hope you give it a try!


Serving of rice.

Ham Stir Fried RiceA bit of chopped ham and lots of veggies makes for a delicious fried rice variation. This page contains a recipe for ham stir fried rice.


A brown rice casserole.

Brown Rice Casserole RecipesThis page contains brown rice casserole recipes. The nutty texture of brown rice makes it perfect for use in casseroles.


Adding Parmesan cheese to a pot of risotto.

Making RisottoThis is a page about making risotto. Risotto has a reputation for being fussy to make, however once you have the process down you can perfect risotto every time.


Cajun beans and rice.

Beans and Rice RecipesBeans and rice recipes are a staple in many households. They are often quick, easy, and inexpensive. This page contains beans and rice recipes.


Make Rice with Half the Calories Teaser

Making Rice with Half the CaloriesThis is a page about making rice with half the calories. By following this simple recipe, you can reduce the calories in your rice by changing how the rice is metabolized when eaten.



Applesauce Rice RecipesThis page contains applesauce rice recipes. Enjoy this easy, fast, sweet rice side dish.



Mediterranean Rice RecipesThis page contains Mediterranean rice recipes. Mediterranean rice recipes vary depending on the spices used.



Wild Rice Cakes

Wild Rice Patty RecipesThis page contains wild rice patty recipes. These crunchy fried patties make a delicious meat-free entree.


Rice Pilaf Recipes

Rice Pilaf RecipesThis page contains rice pilaf recipes. Cooking rice in a seasoned broth can create a variety of delicious dishes.


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Baked Rice RecipesThis page contains baked rice recipes. Rice combined with your favorite herbs and spices can be prepared in the oven as a great side dish or vegetarian main dish.


Seafood Jambalaya

Jambalaya RecipesGet your Cajun on and cook up a pot of spicy jambalaya. This page contains jambalaya recipes.


Spiced Rice

Flavored Rice RecipesThis page contains flavored rice recipes. Rice lends itself to the addition of a wide variety of herbs and spices to complement the rest of your meal.


Chicken and Rice on Plate with Salad

Chicken and Rice RecipesThere are a great variety of ingredient combinations you can choose from to create your own delicious chicken and rice meal. This page contains chicken and rice recipes.


Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice RecipesThis page contains dirty rice recipes. Dirty rice is a favorite Louisiana Cajun dish.


Plate of Spanish rice with enchiladas.

Spanish Rice RecipesThis page contains Spanish rice recipes. Spanish rice is a wonderful side dish. It's often made from white rice, tomatoes, garlic, onions, and other ingredients.


Spanish Style Rice-A-RoniDo you like Rice-A-Roni? Try my family recipe for it, "Spanish style" with ground beef. I like it, because it's inexpensive to make, and, simply, because it tastes good.


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Egg Fried RiceThis is a tried and true recipe I've already submitted to TF before, so am not submitting as contest material again. Just thought it would be a good addition to the Solutions notebook.


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Herbed RiceSaute onion, celery, and rice in margarine in saucepan until rice is golden brown. Stir in water, soup mix, salt, thyme, sage, and pepper. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.


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Zesty Cream Cheese RiceIt's easy and it's so good! De-seed and finely dice Jalapenos. Set aside. Cook rice and set aside. On medium heat, melt cream cheese and milk in a sauce pan.


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Cheesy Baked Rice Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for Cheesy Baked Rice, can anyone help me? Thanks!


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Coconut RiceThis rice tastes so good stand alone or as a side for any main dish cooked with pineapple! Think Pina Colada.


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Beans and Rice with CheeseVery high in fiber, low sodium, low calorie, and tastes good!



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Cilantro Lime RiceThis rice tastes yummy with just about every Mexican dish. You can include as an ingredient in chicken, beef, bean or cheese burritos. It would also be a good side with many whitefish or chicken recipes.


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Recipe for Thai Coconut Sticky Rice?A friend from Thailand some years back made a sweet rice dish that was wonderful. I know she used coconut milk in it, but does anyone know how to make the rice dish? I think it was kind of sticky, too.


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Sticky Rice Recipe?My boyfriend is half Korean and he loves sticky rice. I have tried on numerous occasions to make it and it never turns out well. Please someone help me.


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Cheesie Rice with BroccoliPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix the soup, Cheese Whiz, rice and mushrooms together. Stir the broccoli into the mixture.


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Mexican Rice a RoniBrown ground beef, drain and set aside. Brown the rice and vermicelli according to directions on the box. Mix all ingredients except cheese. Add 1 3/4 cups hot water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.


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Rice ParmesanMelt butter in large skillet. Add rice and onion. Cook and stir until rice is lightly browned. Add water, bouillon cube, and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Stirring until cube dissolves. Cover; remove from heat, let stand 5 minutes.


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Beef Spanish RiceCook rice and set aside until needed. Heat margarine in skillet. Add ground beef, onion and green pepper. Cook and stir until lightly browned. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well.


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Broccoli and RiceCook rice, water and salt 15 minutes. drain. Cook broccoli and drain. Brown onion and celery in 2 tablespoons butter. Add Cheez Whiz, soup and milk. Blend all together and bake at 350 degree F for 40 minutes.


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Jewel RiceSaute' onion in butter in skillet until tender. Add rice, cooking until golden. Stir in next 4 ingredients and 2 cups water. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.


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Looking For Recipe For Chinese Orange Rice?I love all of your recipes and would like to thank you for your time and energy that goes into these. I am looking for a recipe from a local Chinese restaurant. It is called Orange Rice (here) but I do not know the true name. It consists of a mixture of rice, sugar, orange, and (???). All of this is placed inside a hollowed-out orange half. Anyone familiar with this? Thanks.


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Green RicePrepare Minute rice according to directions on package; set aside. Cook broccoli and drain. Add Cheez Whiz while broccoli is hot.


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Spanish Rice With BeefBrown and meat, breaking and stirring about 5 minutes. Add vegetables, water, tomatoes and seasonings and bring to a boil.


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Cheesy Green Rice BakeCombine eggs and milk. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into 10x6 inch baking dish. Bake in slow oven, 325 degrees F for 35-40 minutes until firm.


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Herb RiceCombine all ingredients in covered baking dish. Bake 1 hour in 400 degree oven.


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Indian RiceMelt half the butter; add rice and onion and saute' until brown. Remove the little black seeds from the whole cardamon, peel and crush, discarding the outer pod. Crumble the bay leaf and saffron.



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Cheddar Cheese RiceCook rice according to package directions. Cook onion in 3 Tbsp. butter until onion is tender; blend in 3 Tbsp. flour and salt, pepper, and dry mustard. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.


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Veggie RiceIn a 16 inch pan, place enough oil to cover bottom of pan. Heat for about 2 minutes. Place in rice. Let heat for another 2 minutes. Stir around.


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Monster RiceA friend in high school made this meal for me once, and I've been re-creating it ever since. She didn't have a name for it, but I've named it "Monster Rice."


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Beef and Rice De RomaPrecook three cups rice. Brown beef in skillet. Drain, stir in onions, green pepper and garlic. Saute' until tender. Add seasonings, tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes.


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Beefy Spanish RiceIn 12-14 inch skillet with lid, brown ground beef, uncovered, until pink is gone. Add chopped onion and green pepper and continue to cook over medium heat until ground beef is brown and veggies tender.


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Green Beans And Rice AmandineIn 2 qt. saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in broth, pepper and dried basil, if using. Bring to a boil.


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Oven Rice And Egg MealRecipe for Oven Rice And Egg Meal. Add 1/2 cup pre-cooked rice (Jasmine or Basmati work best) to a muffin pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. The large muffin pans work best. . .


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Confetti RiceIn a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain all but 3 Tbsp. of the drippings. . .


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Cherry Wild RiceThis simple recipe makes a a delicious and healthy side dish for any meal.


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Scallion RiceCook rice according to directions on the package. Combine the cooked rice, scallions, and bouillon granules and mix well.


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Cinnamon RiceBring to a boil rice, water, milk and raisins; stirring occasionally lower heat. Cover with lid. Cook 15 minutes on low heat until water is absorbed. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over rice.


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Easy Veggie Rice MedleyHeat oil in a skillet. Add onion, carrot, celery and pepper; cook 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in rice and peas; cover. Simmer 5 minutes...


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Making Rice in a Stainless Steel Rice Ball?Does anyone know the recipe for making rice in the stainless steel rice maker ball? I bought one from a catalog and promptly lost the recipe.


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Smorgasbord Baked RiceBoil rice and 1/2 tsp. salt in the water until done, about 12 minutes. Rinse, drain and add to milk and boil 5 minutes. Add the egg yolks and cornstarch and bring to a slow boil.


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Hot Chicken Stir FryCoat wok or electric skillet with olive oil. On medium to medium high heat, cook chicken until almost done.


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