Rice Side Dish Recipes

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

Spicy Spanish-Style Rice
Chef John

Spicy Spanish-Style Rice

This Spanish-inspired spicy tomato rice recipe is super easy to make and is always a crowd-pleaser.

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Easy Oven Brown Rice
mom2threelittleones

Easy Oven Brown Rice

Boiling water, a little butter, and salt are all you need for perfect fluffy brown rice.

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Cashew Raisin Rice Pilaf
GRANNYLORETTA

Cashew Raisin Rice Pilaf

This dish includes both long grain and wild rice with vegetables like carrots and peas and the sweet and savory flavors of raisins and cashews.

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Butternut Squash and Shiitake Mushroom Wild Rice Risotto
LoveNRoquette

Butternut Squash and Shiitake Mushroom Wild Rice Risotto

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
GMW

Broccoli Rice Casserole

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

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Harvest Rice Dish
Kathy Alexander

Harvest Rice Dish

Wild rice, brown rice, slivered almonds, fresh mushrooms, and dried cranberries are simmered in seasoned chicken broth in this delicious rice pilaf.

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The Very Best Confetti Rice
SHACKL

The Very Best Confetti Rice

Add a burst of flavor to steamed white rice with colorful seasonings such as orange zest, dried cranberries, slivered almonds, and green onions. Vary the combination to suit your taste buds and pantry supplies.

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Sarah's Rice Pilaf
sarahbillings

Sarah's Rice Pilaf

Rice and orzo pasta merge with the flavors of onion and garlic to create this versatile side dish.

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Lemon Basmati Rice
Ainsley_

Lemon Basmati Rice

This delicious and easy side dish goes great with fish!

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Mexican Rice II
Mommyto2

Mexican Rice II

Rice is cooked with cumin and onion, then simmered with tomato sauce and chicken broth for this restaraunt-inspired Mexican rice recipe.

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Best Spanish Rice
ilovetocook

Best Spanish Rice

Spanish rice is the perfect accompaniment to Mexican foods, chicken, or just about anything. This simple recipe uses chicken broth and chunky salsa to transform plain white rice into a marvelous side dish.

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Spanish Rice II
JOHN MAC

Spanish Rice II

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

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Mexican Rice III
ALANASMOM

Mexican Rice III

This is an excellent authentic Mexican rice recipe (not to be confused with Spanish rice) that I make as a side dish with all of my Mexican dishes. The key is cooking the rice properly and using good quality chicken broth or stock.

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Lime Cilantro Rice
Chris Beth S

Lime Cilantro Rice

Provide some flair to your rice by adding lime zest, lime juice, and cilantro.

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Carrot Rice
Sowmya

Carrot Rice

Fragrant basmati rice sauteed with carrots, onions, fresh ginger, peanuts, and cilantro.

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Asian Coconut Rice
SILVREZS

Asian Coconut Rice

I tried so many different ways to duplicate my favorite restaurant's coconut rice after they went out of business. This one is perfect!

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Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf
SABRINATEE

Asparagus Cashew Rice Pilaf

Toasted cashews and tender asparagus are mixed with seasoned jasmine rice and cooked pasta.

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Mushroom Rice
Arizona Desert Flower

Mushroom Rice

Rice with mushrooms, garlic, onion - who could beat that? My family loves this recipe! You can also use it as a main meal if you add cooked chicken after the rice is cooked.

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Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas
JULIEP

Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas

I got this recipe from a friend who is from Bethlehem. The flavors are just delicious. The possibilities of add-ins are endless.

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Classic Rice Pilaf
Chef John

Classic Rice Pilaf

A tasty and foolproof alternative to your standard rice side dish is rice pilaf! Baked in the oven, it comes out fluffy and tender every time.

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Onion Rice
Denyse

Onion Rice

Simple and versatile rice side dish that everyone loves!

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Brazilian White Rice
Nandabear

Brazilian White Rice

White rice is the main side dish made in Brazil. This is the way my mom would make it and taught my sister and I. What makes this so different is that we fry it in oil with minced onion and garlic before adding water. You can also use part water, part chicken broth. The secret is to not let it overcook because it should come out loose and not sticky.

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Oven Brown Rice
KAYLEEW

Oven Brown Rice

Delicious, moist and flavorful rice dish! It is a FAVORITE among friends and family and has been passed down.

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Easy Mushroom Rice
Karen

Easy Mushroom Rice

Scrumptious mushroom rice! Simple as can be!

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Indian Style Basmati Rice
DHANO923

Indian Style Basmati Rice

This is a savory Indian style rice dish flavored with whole spices and fried onions. Soaking the basmati rice before cooking makes all the difference. Serve with your favorite Indian curry or dal (lentils). Make sure you warn people not to bite into the whole spices!

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Mexican Sour Cream Rice
Ms. Baker

Mexican Sour Cream Rice

Baked rice with cheese, diced chiles, cilantro, corn, and sour cream. Would be great served with green enchiladas!

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Spanish Rice Original
DEED330

Spanish Rice Original

Rice gets dressed up with bacon, onion, green pepper, and a savory tomato sauce. Top with corn and black olives, if desired.

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Spinach and Rice (Spanakorizo)
Kathy W.

Spinach and Rice (Spanakorizo)

This is a Greek side dish that our family loves. Add a little Feta cheese and fresh lemon after it's cooked and you have heaven.

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