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Rice Side Dish Recipes

Looking for rice side dish recipes? Find delicious rice side dish recipes including wild rice, Spanish rice, and more rice side dish recipes.

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Emily Hockett, of Federal Way, Washington says, “I prefer this side dish to traditional recipes because it’s vegetarian and lower in fat. While you’re preparing the rest of your meal, it simmers on the stove, allowing the flavors to blend beautifully.”
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Garbanzo Beans 'N' Rice

Garbanzo Beans 'N' Rice

Garbanzo Beans 'N' Rice

I love to use fresh vegetables from my garden in this delicious dish. My whole family loves the recipe.—Michele Ridenour, Oswego, Illinois

Chili-Cheese Bake

Chili-Cheese Bake

Chili-Cheese Bake

Since my husband's a Navy meteorologist, we've sampled food all over the world. I adapted this recipe from one I was given while we were stationed on the Aleutian Islands. Fresh meat was difficult to obtain in that part of Alaska, so I learned to make many meals featuring grains and legumes instead! We're looking forward to retiring soon to a small farm in central Maine. All three of our children were 4-H leader for 9 years.

Mushroom Wild Rice Dish

Mushroom Wild Rice Dish

Mushroom Wild Rice Dish

With its nutty texture and visual appeal, you’ll turn to this hearty side whenever a rice dish is in order. I’ve served this for more than 30 years and, over time, have learned to make enough for leftovers to be sent home with family members.—Virginia Peter, Winter, Wisconsin
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Lemon Pecan Pilaf

Lemon Pecan Pilaf

Lemon Pecan Pilaf

Grated lemon peel brings delicate flavor to this rice side dish while pecans add a satisfying crunch. Cindie Ekstrand of Duarte, California sent the recipe for this crowd-pleaser that can be quickly prepared. "My sister gave me the recipe," she writes. "It's easy to make and very tasty."

Celery Mushroom Rice Medley

Celery Mushroom Rice Medley

Celery Mushroom Rice Medley

WHEN MY MENU features poultry, I reach for this side dish recipe with its subtle sage flavor. The zesty onion and crunchy celery make a superb combination, and it's easy to make. -Estelle Stimel, Conway, Arkansas

Florentine Rice

Florentine Rice

Florentine Rice

Our Test Kitchen assembled this easy dish with leftover rice. The spinach, red peppers, cheese and pine nuts make it a vibrant accompaniment to any meal.

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice

In a nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add ginger and garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Add the teriyaki sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, salt and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add rice and mixed vegetables; cook and stir over medium heat until vegetables are tender.

Apple-Cranberry Wild Rice

Apple-Cranberry Wild Rice

Apple-Cranberry Wild Rice

Dried apples, cranberries and savory nicely complement the wild rice and leek in this delicious recipe from Marion Karlin of Waterloo, Iowa.

Cumin Rice Pilaf

Cumin Rice Pilaf

Cumin Rice Pilaf

“Rice doesn’t have to be a boring side dish,” declares Aurora, Colorado’s Janice Mitchell. “Beef consomme and a dash of hot sauce really warm up this recipe for a moist, savory pilaf. It goes well with pork, beef or chicken.”

Brunch Risotto

Brunch Risotto

Brunch Risotto

“This light, flavorful and inexpensive risotto makes a surprising addition to a traditional brunch menu,” writes Jennifer Dines of Brighton, Massachusetts. “It's gotten lots of compliments from my friends,” she adds.

Curried Rice Mix

Curried Rice Mix

Curried Rice Mix

Giving containers filled with homemade goodies is my merry habit. This zesty rice side dish is a particular favorite.
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