12 Fresh And New Rice Recipes

From breakfast rice porridge to rice burritos for lunch and chicken and rice for dinner, rice can be eaten at any meal — and there is even rice pudding for dessert. As a staple in diets around the world, rice is an important part of many cultural cuisines. With so many options for preparing rice, this versatile ingredient is far from commonplace.

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When using rice, the culinary possibilities are endless, and this week, we put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with tasty rice recipes that are anything but boring. Here are some of the rice dish highlights bursting with bold flavor:

·         Lori Yates of Foxes Love Lemons, shares with us her twist on a Mexican classic with her recipe for Guacamole Rice. Yates is a member of the Culinary Content Network.

·         For a Mediterranean spin on rice, Martha Pesa of A Family Feast gives us her recipe for Lentils with Brown Rice and Feta. Pesa is a member of the Culinary Content Network.

·         And for the winning recipe, Nazneen of Coffee and Crumpets and the Culinary Content Network shared with us her recipe for  Chicken and Vegetable Pullao. This one-pot dish pairs rice with chicken, vegetables, and warm spices.

All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.

Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.