By Vanessa Greaves

No matter where in the world you find it, the international language of chicken and rice translates as this is going to be good.

1. Puerto Rican Asopao de Pollo

"This is Puerto Rican comfort food. I added some sliced avocado on top. Good stuff!" — Latina Cook

2. Italian Traditional Chicken and Rice from Lombardia

"I frequently use Arborio rice to make risotto, but this is the first time that I cooked it in this manner, without all the stirring. It was so tasty that I had to stop myself from eating a second bowlful." — Panini Girl

3. Japanese Oyakodon

This homey meal-in-a-bowl is typically served in casual restaurants. Let Japanese Cooking 101 show you how it's made.

4. Morgh Polow - Persian Rice & Chicken

This childhood dish from My Persian Kitchen is colorful with saffron and stewed barberries (zereshk).

5. Singapore Chicken Rice

"This tastes exactly like the chicken rice you'd find from my home (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)." — Lyndal Khaw Nichols

6. Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo

"Arroz con Pollo is a traditional dish from Latin America with some variations from country to country." — Jeanette Quiñones Cantore

7. Korean Chicken and Rice Porridge (Dakjuk)

This simple one-pot dish is a warm, soothing meal for anyone who needs a little TLC.

8. Filipino Chicken Arroz Caldo (Chicken Rice Porridge)

"Our Filipino chicken soup remedy. Perfect for our entire family who was feeling under the weather." — Realocmom

9. Indian Chicken Biryani

"This Hyderbadi-style chicken biryani is simply one of the most delicious things you can eat." — The Telegraph

10. Thai Spicy Basil Chicken Fried Rice

"I went traveling in Southeast Asia, and this really took me back! Trust me, top with the fresh cucumbers; it makes it really authentic." — FreshBaked

11. West African Jollof Rice with Chicken

This popular party dish can be pretty spicy. Be sure to wear kitchen gloves when you're handling the hot peppers that make up the flavorful base.

12. Authentic Spanish Paella Valenciana

"Pretty close. In Spain, they would use Calasparra rice, or Bomba for top-drawer. Not easy to find and not cheap. But not impossible, and what're you gonna do? No substitute once you're addicted to the real thing." — Bo Stenberg

13. a href="http://www.mygreekdish.com/recipe/lemony-greek-rice-pilaf-with-chicken-…">Lemony Greek Rice Pilaf (Pilafi) with Chicken Thighs

"If you have Greek origins, then it's more than possible to have been offered this as a child to cure all aches and illness!" — My Greek Dish

14. Ukranian Chicken Plov (Rice Pilaf)

Natasha's Kitchen makes this traditional pilaf in her rice cooker.

15. Mamaw's Chicken and Rice Casserole

"I grew up on this recipe, my Grandmother got it from a lady from church at a pot luck a long time ago! You can use less butter on top of course. Gotta love Southern ladies and their butter." — katiefbenham

16. Dupre Family Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

"The original, purist, real-deal gumbo from a certified Cajun." — Crawfish

17. Chef John's Chicken and Rice

"Everybody likes chicken and rice. Just about every major culture has some sort of version of this archetypal recipe." — Chef John


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