Rice Side Dish Recipes

Easy rice recipes with few ingredients to complement your meal. Fried rice, brown rice, Spanish rice, Mexican rice, and more!

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Easy Oven Brown Rice

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I am a terrible rice cook, but once I tried this method I can be confident that it will turn out every time!

Cashew Raisin Rice Pilaf

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Very good low-fat rice pilaf. This dish is very good with poultry and pork dishes.

Butternut Squash and Shiitake Mushroom Wild Rice Risotto

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A pretty fall risotto with lots of color and texture. This dish makes a great meatless main course or an elegant side dish.
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Broccoli Rice Casserole

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A creamy side dish that is baked in a delicious cheese sauce. This is the best broccoli rice casserole you will ever eat!

Harvest Rice Dish

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A variation of a basic rice recipe for the holidays.
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The Very Best Confetti Rice

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Rice tossed with dried fruit, nuts, orange zest and green onions. It's very colorful and very tasty. You can use lemon or orange zest, raisins or dried cranberries, and any kind of nut you prefer. It's a recipe that's easy to mold to your tastes. The way I wrote it here is my favorite combination and always a hit with guests.

Sarah's Rice Pilaf

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This is a delicious twist to traditional rice.

Lemon Basmati Rice

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A delicious and easy side dish, goes great with fish!
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Best Spanish Rice

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The combination of picante sauce and chicken broth makes this easy recipe very tasty!

Mexican Rice II

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This is a wonderful side dish for any Mexican dinner.

Asian Coconut Rice

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I tried so many different ways to duplicate my favorite restaurant's coconut rice after they went out of business. This one is perfect! Garnish with toasted coconut and chopped cilantro if you like.
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Easy Authentic Mexican Rice

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This Mexican rice is cooked with onion powder, garlic powder, and tomato sauce for an easy side dish. Add green bell pepper, red bell pepper, or fresh tomato to the rice before simmering for extra flavor and color, according to your family's taste. Use chicken stock in place of water for even more savory flavor.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Cook Rice: Tips and Recipes

Learn how to make perfect rice every time. We'll show you tips for cooking white rice, brown rice and more.

Arroz Rojo (Mexican Red Rice)

Rice cooked in chicken broth with grated plum tomatoes, onion, and garlic.

Spanish Rice II

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Rice is sauteed with onion and green bell pepper, and then simmered with water, chopped tomatoes and spices.