Top Rated Rice Recipes

Cuban Rice and Beans
Rice and beans is a classic food combination, like spaghetti and meatballs, a bagel and cream cheese, or peanut butter and jelly. In this recipe, rice and beans come together with a medley of Cuban flavors for a tasty, satisfying dish. Click here to see Rice Made Sexy — 5 Great Dinner Recipes.
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Rice-Cooker Banana Bread
This recipe is basically a steamed cake. Here we use bananas to flavor the bread, but you could adapt most quick breads or muffin recipes for the rice cooker based on the ratios in this recipe.
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4.5
Louisiana Dirty Rice
The 'dirty' part of its name comes from the chopped or ground meats and vegetables mixed into the white rice. But regardless of the name, this dish is packed with flavorful seasonings making it a great main and side dish. This recipe is courtesy of Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group.
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4.5
Calas Fried Rice Fritters
Calas are traditionally sweet rice fritters or dumplings you might find on a Southern breakfast table. Cover it in powder sugars or syrup.This recipe is courtesy of  Chef David Guas, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery 
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4.5
cauliflower rice
Traditional Mexican rice, a common side dish, provides 250-300 calories and upwards of 55 grams of carbohydrates per one-cup serving. A simple, substitution that’s lower in calories and carbohydrates is using cauliflower in place of standard rice. One cup of cauliflower provides less than 30 calories and approximately five grams of carbohydrates, and it is an excellent source of vitamins C and K. You can easily make cauliflower rice in your food processor or using a food grater. See the recipe below.This recipe is provided by Jennifer Christman, RDN, LDN, CPT at Medifast.
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4.5
Simple Fried Rice
This quick and versatile recipe is a great, inexpensive way to use up leftover rice, as well as extra ingredients in your fridge. I used fish sauce as the main flavoring component here because it’s what I happened to have in the pantry, but feel free to experiment with different combinations — for example, you could try two parts kecap manis to one part sambal oelek for a sweet and spicy Indonesian-style fried rice, or just soy sauce and butter for a more traditional fried rice. For a healthier alternative, substitute some diced carrots and peas or blanched bean sprouts and tofu for the eggs. Whatever you decide to do though, make sure to use day-old rice; freshly cooked rice has too much moisture and won’t fry well. Total cost: $2.69 Click here to see Dinner for Two Under $10.
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Better-Than-Halal-Cart Rice
For those of you who have ever eaten from a "halal cart," the title of this rice recipe probably seems like a bold statement. If the reference means nothing to you, don't worry — before moving to New York, I wouldn't have had a clue either. A halal cart is a street vendor that, at a minimum, sells two things, and two things very well: chicken over rice and lamb (or gyro) over rice. Most offer the option to wrap up the same fixings — meat, lettuce, generally out-of-season tomatoes, white sauce, and a bit of smoky paprika-based hot sauce — in a pita as well, minus the rice. It sounds simple, but done right, it's absolutely delicious, addictive, and satisfying. The best part? You walk away full after spending just $5. Some also sell knishes (another mysterious New York thing), kebabs, and falafel. Others even offer pretzels, hot dogs, chestnuts, and Philly cheesesteaks. In other words, if you can walk away with it, they probably have it. (I have yet, however, to see one that sells pizza.) The rice, in theory, is basmati. Some vendors offer just white rice, others will offer "yellow rice," while some offer a mix of the two. It sometimes has a few peas in it and perhaps some cooked tomato. Some of them cheap out on the rice, though, and offer something that tastes suspiciously like Uncle Ben's. The mystifying thing is: What exactly makes the yellow rice yellow? Is it turmeric? Is it saffron? (Probably not.) A friend recently pointed out that it might be food coloring. We decided to take the guesswork out of the equation and make a new and improved version of halal-cart rice that you won't get on the street. This version is flavored with saffron, freshly shucked peas, and ripe tomato — the perfect base for grilled chicken, fish, or lamb. Whoever says rice is bland is about to have their world rocked. Click here to see Rice Made Sexy — 5 Great Dinner Recipes.  
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Parmesan
If I do say so myself, this recipe is damn good. It was so good, in fact, that the second it was ready, we inhaled the entire thing, putting our forks down only onto empty (nearly licked) dishes, and then realized we’d forgotten to take pictures (hence the lovely stock photo you see). But trust me, the delicately pink poached salmon looks beautiful atop white rice dotted with Parmesan and bright red cherry tomatoes. It’s light, but has tons of flavor; it’s buttery, but doesn’t feel fatty; and it’s not that difficult to make. There are two main parts to think about: the rice, which can be all but left alone, and the salmon poaching which takes a bit more hand holding. I took my poaching cues from the one and only Eric Ripert, making them my own with white wine instead of vermouth and leaving out other steps and ingredients. But still, why not learn from the best? Just be prepared that whomever you make this for will request it the next night, and the next night…  Click here to see The New and Improved Farm-Raised Salmon story.
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Rice and Turkey Soup
Chef Patrick Long from The Green Room in South Carolina created this recipe to use Thanksgiving leftovers. 
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3.5
Japanese Curry and Rice
My mother always likes to say this is the first thing she ever made that was so good, my sister and I literally licked our plates clean. Luckily, this curry and rice dish is an easy save on busy nights, and one pot will last a family at least two days. Click here to see 8 Tasty Lunch Ideas for Work.
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3.5
Rice pilaf
Rice pilaf dishes are common in many different cuisines, including Middle Eastern, East Asian, and Caribbean. A pilaf is essentially rice cooked in a broth with a mix of vegetables and spices.In this case, you aren’t using the Instant Pot’s “rice cooker” setting like you might expect, as this dish really develops its flavor over long periods of time. The “rice cooker” setting is better suited to simply steam rice on its own.This dish is delicious with a hearty roast chicken.25 Rice Dishes That Will Make You Forget Potatoes 
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Chicken Fried Rice
A hearty rice dish that can use almost anything you find in your refrigerator. This recipe makes three servings, so enjoy with friends or save leftovers for lunches and dinners. Click here to see Rice Made Sexy — 5 Great Dinner Recipes. Click here to see 101 Ways to Cook Chicken
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2.75