A staple in cuisines around the world, there are almost more ways to enjoy rice than there are ways to express how delicious it is!
The perfect side for some kabobs, this recipe is easy, fast and fun! Coming in hot with an arsenal of flavor, this ingredient list includes red pepper, carrot, peas, onion, egg and pineapple. Sautéed and seasoned together in a whole medley of “yum”, add in some cooked rice with a little sauce and its dinner time.
These stuffed peppers are a meal on their own! Starting with your choice of bright bell peppers, chicken, rice, celery, onions and pimiento are combined with an interesting-but-no-doubt-tasty combination of mayonnaise, curry powder, salt and pepper. Stuff that tasty-goodness into the cleaned-out peppers and bake until peppers are tender and filling is hot for a hearty dinner the family is sure devour.
We get starry eyed just thinking about how delicious rice is, whether its sweet or savory. Served with sweet coconut milk and fresh mango, this Thai favorite is a dessert worth sharing! Set some time aside – this is no quick-fixing! You’ll need a special rice called glutinous or “sweet” rice. Hailing from Southeast/East Asia and the eastern parts of South Asia, this rice has opaque grains, a very low amylose content, and is especially sticky when cooked! After your sweet rice has soaked for 4-10 hours, you’ll steam it on the stovetop and combine it with a mouthwatering sweet coconut marinade to soak for 20 minutes. While that is setting you’ll toast your coconut flakes, mix your coconut topping, slice your mango, put it all together and dive into an epic dessert that puts B&J to shame.
Watch out! This dish is heaaaa-vy! But SO worth it once you see how brown rice, refried beans, rotel, mexican cheese and everybody’s favorite taco seasonings bakes together. We’re almost tempted to dip some chips, plop it in a taco, bake it onto a pizza or skip all that and get busy with a spoon!
You better believe we know rice pudding is amazing, though there appears to be quite the debate over the raisins! That’s why this salted caramel rice pudding is the perfect recipe – who doesn’t love caramel? (and if you don’t like caramel, we need to know! State your case on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with @BestMarketHQ!) This sweet-rice-treat is actually quite simple too! Starting with arborio rice, add in milk, sugar, egg, salt and vanilla and bring to a boil then let simmer 20-30 minutes. While waiting on that, making the salted caramel sauce is as easy as melting sugar, butter, heavy cream and salt together on the stove! Add some to your rice pudding, and the rest on top for the full “oh my yum” effect.
The description for arancini is: “stuffed rice balls which are coated with bread crumbs and then deep fried.” If that doesn’t get you excited, you might need to check your pulse! There’s quite a few steps in this recipe, but when the finished product is a rice-prosciutto-parmesan-spinach ball filled with melty mozzarella surrounded by a crunchy-tastic crust, we can guarantee it’s worth it. Great on their own but even better dipped in some marinara.
Ready for an adventure of flavor, texture and pure satisfaction? These patties are your ticket. Made by mixing cooked rice and chorizo with panko, cheese, egg and spices, simply form your mix into patties and pan-fry to your desired crispness. They make a great anytime food – appropriate to break out for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The spicy chorizo is excellent with your favorite salsa or guac, and even better with some crumbled queso fresco!
How could we make a list of the best rice recipes and not include at least one risotto? As any food lover has heard before, there are a few tricks to risotto, but we’ve chalked it up as attention, patience, butter and wine! For this best-of list, we wanted a risotto that anyone could make, and this recipe is exactly that. Just one read-through of this recipe and you can forget any feelings of risot-timidation, just follow the steps and you’re in for a vegetarian treat in about 30 minutes.
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April 30, 2019