Classic Rice Dishes

Wild Rice Pilaf with Spinach and Almonds

Wild rice pilaf with spinach and almonds

Filled with earthy flavors, this wild and brown rice pilaf, enlivened with lots of spinach and parsley, is welcome as a side dish for everyday meals as well as special occasions. more→

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Mexican Rice

Mexican rice recipe

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→

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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→

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Lemon Rice with Vegetables

lemon rice

If you’re bored of regular rice and curry meal, this variation is a must try. Lemon is a staple in my kitchen. Lemon flavored rice with vegetables is a good way of taking less carbs and more healthy vegetables. Just this rice and your choice of pickles or chutney is a complete meal. I usually have this with Ruchi South Indian pickle. Photo and recipe contributed by Abi Anandakumar, from Ami’s Vegetarian Delicacies. more→

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Cuban-Inspired Black Beans and Rice

This dish has come to be known as a regional standard in Florida due to the popularization of black beans by the Cuban-American community. Once you have your cooked beans on hand, this preparation requires a minimum of effort.

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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→

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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→

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Basmati and Wild Rice Pilaf with Cashews

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

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