10 Popular Rice Recipes You Gotta Try and Smack Your Lips!

10 Popular Rice Recipes You Gotta Try and Smack Your Lips!
Ten Rice Recipes―Red Beans and Rice, Tropical Rice, Asian Rice, Spiced Up Rice, Fiesta Rice, Saffron Rice, Spanish Rice, Tomato-Basil Rice, French Onion Rice, and Vegetable Rice.
Want to make some rice recipes this weekend? Well, we have compiled a list of some of the most delicious recipes which will surely appeal your near and dear ones. Have a look.

1. Red Beans and Rice

Ingredients
  • Rice, 2 cups
  • Onions, 1 cup (chopped)
  • Green Pepper, ½ cup (chopped)
  • Garlic, 2 teaspoons (crushed)
  • Red kidney beans, 1½ cups (soaked)
  • Water, 2¼ cups
  • Oregano or curry leaves, 2 or 3
  • Vinegar, 2 tablespoons
  • Soya sauce, as needed
  • Vegetable oil, as needed.
  • Salt, as needed
Method

Heat a little vegetable oil in a frypan, and add the onion, pepper, and garlic to it. Fry briefly over high heat until tender. Add the kidney beans, 1 cup of water, oregano leaves, vinegar, soya sauce, and salt. Bring it to a boil, and then simmer until done. Alongside boil the remaining 1¼ cups water in a saucepan and cook the rice for about 10 minutes. When both rice and beans are cooked, mix them and serve.

2. Tropical Rice

Ingredients
  • Water, 1½ cups
  • Rice, 1 cup
  • Coconut (grated), ½ cup
  • Ginger, 2 teaspoons (crushed)
  • Butter, 1 tablespoon
  • Mango chutney, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt, as needed
Method

Heat the water, rice, coconut, ginger, butter, salt, and mango chutney in a frypan, and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir, cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for around 20 minutes or until well-cooked.

3. Asian Rice

Ingredients
  • Rice, 2 cups
  • Water, 1½ cups
  • Egg, 1
  • Peanut or Vegetable Oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Salt, as needed
Method

Heat the peanut oil in a saucepan. Break an egg in the pan, and scramble for a few minutes until well-cooked. Add the water, salt, and rice to this and stir. Cover and bring to a boil. Then stir again, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until done. Turn the heat off and let the rice stand for a few minutes before serving.

4. Spiced Up Rice

Ingredients
  • Hot water, 2½ cups
  • Rice, 2 cups
  • Red peppers (roasted and chopped), 2 tablespoons
  • Butter, 1 tablespoon
  • Soya sauce, as needed
  • Salt, as needed
  • Allspice powder, 2 teaspoons
Method

Boil the water in a saucepan, and add the rice, butter, salt, allspice powder, and soya sauce to it. Reduce the heat, cover, and let the mixture simmer until the rice is cooked. Add in the red peppers, and remove the pan from the heat. Let the rice sit for 10 minutes before serving.

5. Fiesta Rice

Ingredients
  • Rice, 2 cups
  • Water, ½ cup
  • Tomato juice, 2 cups
  • Salt, as needed
  • Soya sauce, as needed
Method

Boil the tomato juice in a saucepan, and then add the water, rice, salt, and soya sauce to it and continue boiling. Then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the rice is cooked. Remove the pan from the heat, and let the rice stand for about 10 minutes before serving.

6. Saffron Rice

Ingredients
  • Rice, 2 cups
  • Water, ½ cup
  • Vegetable broth, 1 cup
  • Garlic (crushed), 2 teaspoons
  • Butter, 2 tablespoons
  • Saffron, ⅛ teaspoon
  • Salt, as needed
Method

Heat the water, vegetable broth, garlic, butter, rice, saffron, and salt in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Then, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the rice is cooked. Remove the pan from the heat, stir, cover, and let the rice stand for 10 minutes before serving.

7. Spanish Rice

Ingredients
  • Rice, 2 cups
  • Water, 1 cup
  • Salsa sauce, 1 cup
  • Salt, as needed
Method

Heat the water, rice, salsa, and salt in a saucepan, and bring the mixture to a boil. Then stir, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the rice is cooked. Remove the pan from the heat, stir, cover, and let the rice stand for 10 minutes before serving.

8. Tomato-Basil Rice

Ingredients
  • Rice, 1 cup
  • Water, 1 cup
  • Tomato sauce, 2 cups
  • Basil leaves (chopped), 1 tablespoon
  • Salt, as needed
Method

Heat the water, rice, tomato sauce, basil leaves, and salt in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Then stir, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the rice is cooked. Turn off the heat and let the rice stand for 10 minutes before serving.

9. French Onion Rice

Ingredients
  • Rice, 1 cup
  • Water, 1 cup
  • Cream, ½ cup
  • Onions (chopped), 1 cup
  • Vegetable broth, 1 cup
  • Butter, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt, as needed
  • Vegetable oil, as needed
Method

Heat the vegetable oil in a frypan and sauté the onions until they turn slightly brown. Add the water, vegetable broth, cream, rice, butter, and salt, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and let it simmer until the rice is cooked. Turn off the heat and let it stand for 10 minutes. Then pour the rice into a baking dish, brush with butter, cover, and bake it in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove the baking dish, and let the rice stand for 10 minutes before serving.

10. Vegetable Rice

Ingredients
  • Rice, 2 cups
  • Vegetable broth, 2 cups
  • Water, ½ cup
  • Soya sauce, 1 tablespoon
  • Butter, 1 tablespoon
  • Allspice powder, ¼ teaspoon
  • Mixed tomatoes, onions, pepper, garlic, 2 cups
  • Salt, as needed
  • Vegetable oil, as needed
Method

Fry the vegetables in vegetable oil in a saucepan. Then add the water, vegetable broth, rice, soya sauce, allspice powder, butter, and salt and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir, cover, reduce the heat, and simmer until the rice is well-cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and let the rice stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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