Weeknight Cooking

Anything But Plain Rice

November 10, 2014

Plain rice is just that: plain. Why not give your rice some TLC and transport your tastebuds from the land of the bland to a place where rice's true potential shines through? We've collected 12 recipes to prove that this global pantry staple is far from a bore. 

Scallion and Coconut Rice with Pork by Gingerroot

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Brown Rice Jambalaya-ish by healthierkitchen 


Mujaddara with Spiced Yogurt by Rivka


Breakfast Fried Rice by Kathleen @HapaNom


Crispy Coconut Kale with Roasted Salmon and Coconut Rice by Ashley Couse | Bloom & Nourish


Shrimp and Grits Style Risotto by ENunn


Bukhara by The Cooking Doctor


Spicy Smoked Salmon Onigiri /Rice balls by Mandy @ Lady and pups


Green Rice by Marian Bull


Aristotelian Rice and Peas by Nicholas Day


Kimchi Fried Rice by Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)


Savory 'Venn Pongal' (South Indian Style Rice & Mung Bean Risotto) by Panfusine

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