11 Easy Rice Dishes

Let rice be your guide as you explore a sampling of international cuisine, and a few favorites from right here at home.


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Spring Herb Rice

    This recipe brings out the best in short-grain rice by cooking it quickly, keeping ingredients simple, and pairing the rice with the freshest of the season's herbs.

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Caramel Rice Pudding

    This pudding delivers a double delight of caramel flavor -- first in the crunchy, candylike top, then in the pudding itself.

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Curry Burritos

    You can find curry paste and rice-paper wrappers at most Asian markets.

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Crawfish with Savannah Rice

    From the South, where nearly 80 percent of America's rice is grown, comes this combination of two regional favorites: rich, tomato-infused rice from Savannah, Georgia, and Crawfish etouffee from Louisiana.

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Seven-Spice Rice Pilaf

    The flavors of spinach, almonds, onions, and raisins are enhanced by a spice mixture called "baharat" from the Middle Eastern country of Oman.

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Rice with Chicken and Sour Cherries

    Short- and medium-grain rices, which are stickier than long grain, create just the right texture to showcase the sweet-tart mixture of cherries and chicken.

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Garden Risotto

    Long, slow cooking is the key to producing the creamiest results in this classic Italian dish.

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Beef and Garlic Rice

    This homey, hearty combination is bound to become a family favorite.

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Vegetable Appetizers

    Crisp vegetables serve as tiny containers for the flavored rice in this fresh spin on sushi. The wasabi used in the sauce is available as either a powder or paste in Asian markets or large supermarkets.

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Rice Primavera

    Lemon peel and juice add a subtle tang to the delicate flavor of jasmine rice. You will find jasmine rice in larger supermarkets, some Asian and Indian groceries, and health food and gourmet stores. Basil oil is sold in larger groceries and gourmet stores.

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Salmon-Walnut Rice Pie

    When your taste runs to classic comfort fare, try this flavor-packed combination of toasted walnuts, spinach, feta cheese, and salmon baked in a crust made with rice.

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