Classic Rice Dishes

Wild Rice Pilaf with Spinach and Almonds

wild rice in a spoon

Filled with rich, earthy flavors, this wild and brown rice pilaf is equally welcome as a side dish for everyday meals or special occasions. more→


Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice is a traditional accompaniment to tortilla specialties of the Southwest. The secret of this savory rice is that it is sautéed before the cooking water is added. more→


Fruited Basmati Rice

Fruited basmati rice

Aromatic brown Basmati rice, sweet fruits, and crunchy nuts make a lovely counterpoint to spiced curry dishes. Look for brown Basmati in the bulk sections of natural foods stores, or in the international aisle of large supermarkets. You can try the domestic variant, called Texmati. more→


Nutty Wild Rice with Mushrooms

wild rice

Rich with nutty, invigorating flavors, this wild rice and mushroom pilaf is good served warm or at room temperature. more→


Paella Vegetariana

This is an easy dish to make, and the results are splendid. Using quick-cooking rice, you can have a magnificent one-dish meal in about 30 minutes, whether for busy weeknights or a leisurely weekend meal. Adapted from Vegan Express. more→


Basmati and Wild Rice Pilaf with Cashews

This simple recipe highlights the special aroma and flavor of Basmati rice. more→



Spicy bits of vegan sausage lend an authentic flair to this simple vegetarian take on a Creole-Cajun classic. Serve with any type of coleslaw and fresh corn bread for a hearty, satisfying dinner. Adapted from Great American Vegetarian. more→


Chinese-Style Vegetable Stir-Fried Rice

Here’s an easy and tasty side dish to serve with stir-fries and Asian-style tofu dishes. It’s a great way to use up leftover brown rice, too. On the rare occasions when my family gets Chinese take-out, there’s always a lot of leftover rice, and this is usually the way it gets repurposed! more→