Top Rated Rice Recipes

Cauliflower and Chicken Makloubeh
Have you ever cooked upside down? Makloubeh (which translates literally into "upside down") is a famous Levantine one-pot rice, spice, and vegetable dish. You will find different variants of it throughout Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Lebanon. The name makloubeh or upside down refers to the way this dish is served. You see, this dish is arranged and cooked in a pot and then it is flipped upside down to be served. This is my favorite version, cauliflower chicken makloubeh, but you can use eggplants or a combination of eggplant and cauliflower, and you can add potatoes, carrots, or even chickpeas. Experiment and try different combinations and see which ones you like best. Don’t like chicken? You can cook this using beef instead or skip the meat altogether and make it vegetarian.
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Chef Dale Talde coats chicken wings in a rich flour batter before deep-frying and tossing with a sweet and spicy Kung Pao-inspired sauce, topped with chopped peanuts, cilantro, and scallions and served with a buttermilk ranch sauce. Click here to see 24 Chicken Wing Recipes for Fall Click here to see 101 Ways to Cook Chicken
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Green Papaya Salad
Green papaya salad is incredibly popular in Thailand, so next time you're hankering for a salad, switch it up with this recipe.This recipe is courtesy of About.com.
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Ever think of sushi and latkes on one plate? This recipe does, with crispy fried latkes rolled up with cucumber, rice, and nori. Think of it as a Jewish tempura roll. 
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This is a traditional paella recipe with an Italian twist, and it's a great family-style meal because it can go right in the center of the table for everyone to serve themselves. Don’t forget to include fresh Italian bread to dip into the pan juices. Click here to see more recipes on Cindy's Table.
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Socarrat is the toasted rice from the bottom of a paella pan, and it adds sweetness to the dish. It's impossible to get good socarrat in the restaurant, so this is our version.  Click here to read the full story on Dirt Candy: A Cookbook.
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Executive chef Andy Choi of Cherry in New York City puts his own spin on chicken wings by creating a spicy sauce made with red pepper paste and bacon fat drippings.  Click here to see 24 Chicken Wing Recipes for Fall
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Shrimp Étouffée
Etouffée means "smothered," as any fan of Cajun cooking knows, and Joshua Marks didn't skip any of the classic vegetables in the sauce that smothered his shrimp. This is a finely honed version of the traditional preparation, and even though a stick of butter may seem generous for a pound of shrimp… well, the dish would miss it if you used less. To get the roux to a medium golden color and cook it properly, you need this volume of butter and flour. And it's true to the spirit of generations of generous, open-handed Cajun cooks, who aren't known for starting a dish with merely a tablespoon or two of butter! Once the wine and stock have gone in, the sauce simmers until it's thick and smooth. At this point, your étouffée is pretty much ready, so don't add the shrimp until the rice is cooked and your guests are seated at the table. It doesn't take long to smother the shrimp once they go in. Click here to see Cook Like a MasterChef at Home.
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Created by New York City's Kamal Rose and former NFL player Bill Ard, this shrimp recipe is a true representation of its New Orleans surroundings. A dirty rice filled with chicken liver, kidney beans, and aromatics makes it stand out from most versions of the Southern specialty. 
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Chicken with Mushrooms, Rice, and Marsala Cream Sauce
When my kids were young and I was a single parent I recall making a lot of casseroles, some planned and some much like what I did for dinner on this night. Leftovers were golden and casseroles like this were a favorite. It all started with some leftover chicken, mushrooms that were still good but might not be in another couple of days, and some rice in the pantry. Those ingredients combined in a Marsala cream sauce made for a quick and tasty meal. See all chicken recipes.
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Shrimp and Mango Summer Rolls
I call these light, fresh-tasting rolls summer rolls because they feature basil, an herb I associate with that season. Mangos, a warm-weather fruit, add tropical allure, and nicely accent the sweetness of the shrimp. Sambal adds heat, which is "cooled" by fresh mint. In other words, this dish is a party for your mouth. I like to wrap these in rice paper, but, for simplicity and even more freshness, you can use lettuce leaves instead. Click here to see Beam Ming Tsai into the Kitchen.
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Goat Cheese Risotto
Hello all, I am the risotto queen, nice to meet you. Wait, what? True story — that is my name in my kitchen at home. At work, I'm known as "Queen of the Rabe," due to my incessant talk of the beloved vegetable with our recipe editor, Will Budiaman.  So, to bring together my love for broccoli rabe and risotto, I thought what better way to bond the two then a little butter and a bit of formaggio. The result was better than I had hoped — happy faces and full stomachs!  Click here to see Butter vs. Olive Oil: What's Better?
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