16 Recipes That Start with a Bag of Rice
A bag of rice in your pantry can lend itself to a variety of delicious meals. In fact, you might even say rice is a home cook's secret weapon. It's a budget-friendly grain that's easy to incorporate into any number of dishes. It can even be the star of many of those dishes, too. From stuffed peppers to sausage fried rice, rice is the backbone of many recipes that span a range of world cuisines.
Baked Vegetable Rice
"This oven-baked rice is easy to make," says recipe creator Mactishia. "I used to make it when I was in college because it's inexpensive, really good, and it tastes great reheated."
Chef John's Stuffed Peppers
Rice, sausage, and ground beef are the base for the stuffing in this pepper recipe. Combine that with some spiced red sauce and cheese, and you'll have a family-friendly dinner for a crowd.
Bombay Chicken and Rice
The rice in this dish is extra delicious because it's baked with the curry-spiced chicken. The grains absorb any excess fat that is cooked out from the poultry.
Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
Chinese Sausage Fried Rice
"Very yummy and easy! I make my rice the day before and cool over night," says reviewer DogMa.
Arroz Con Pollo
This traditional Latin American dish is all cooked in one pot, making clean up easy and layering flavors even easier.
Homey Chicken and Rice Casserole
"Would highly recommend this to anyone who likes chicken and rice," says reviewer Debbie. "If you have a picky eater who you don't think will like the other ingredients don't worry. The veggies and creams blend in with the taste very well."
Spicy Tuna Rice Bowl
Pressure Cooker Mexican Beef Rice
This recipe can be eaten as is, tucked into burritos, or even served with a side of chips for dipping. Rice combines with black beans, corn, and ground beef for an easy one-dish meal made in the Instant Pot.
Green Lentils and Rice Assyrian Style
"This is quite delicious and strangely addictive. Those caramelized onions just rock, totally," says Buckwheat Queen.
Instant Pot® Green Chili Chicken and Rice
This recipe features a trio of pepper — Anaheim chiles, jalapeño peppers, and fire roasted green chiles — to satisfy any hot heads.
Vegetable Biryani (Tehri)
Vegetarian biryani is a classic Indian dish. "This modern-day version has deliciously soft sweet vegetables and flavorful long-grain rice," says recipe creator thesiamesecat. "Serve with chilled yogurt and spicy curry on the side."
Dirty, Dirty Rice
Traditional dirty rice recipes cook the rice before adding in the pork, sausage, and liver. But in this convenient version, everything is cooked together for even distribution of flavor.
One-Pot Lebanese Chicken and Rice
Rice, chicken, and beef combine in this classic Lebanese dish. The best part? This is all cooked in one pot, so clean up is a breeze.
Instant Pot® Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo
A family favorite adapted for the Instant Pot, fabeverydayblog's recipe features rice, salted pork, pigeon peas, and stuffed olives for maximum flavor.