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Rice Side Dishes

Looking for rice recipes? Find rice recipes including delicious recipes made with rice, brown rice recipes, chicken and rice recipes, and more rice recipes.

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Our favorite rice deserves a bit of color and sweetness. We add cherries, peanuts, orange peel and coconut. That does the trick. —Joy Zacharia, Clearwater, Florida
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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."

Rice Medley

Rice Medley

Rice Medley

In this easy recipe, ordinary rice is dressed up with peas, shredded carrot and seasonings. This fresh-tasting and colorful side dish goes great with a variety of meaty main courses.—Doyle Rounds, Bridgewater, Virginia

Veggie Risotto

Veggie Risotto

Veggie Risotto

Short grain rice is preferred when making this classic Italian dish. Arborio rice is the most widely available short grain rice to use.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Spring Green Risotto

Spring Green Risotto

Spring Green Risotto

Once a week, I create a new recipe for my blog, An Officer and a Vegan. I first made this risotto when I needed something cheerful and comforting. It would be fantastic with asparagus, zucchini or summer squash, but use whatever veggies are in season. —Deanna McDonald, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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.

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

Best Spanish Rice

"We love the zing from the Cajun seasoning and hot sauce," writes Mary Hoxworth from Killbuck, Ohio. "I like to use this spicy rice to make stuffed green peppers."

Spanish Rice with Bacon

Spanish Rice with Bacon

Spanish Rice with Bacon

In Siloam Springs, Arkansas, David Bias adds bacon to this zippy rice dish for a flavorful change of pace. "Being big fans of Mexican food, my family loves this recipe," he shares.

Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Mushroom & Peas Rice Pilaf

Anything goes in a rice pilaf, so add peas and baby Portobello mushrooms for extra color, texture and a touch of comfort. — Stacy Mullens, Gresham, Oregon

Broccoli Brown Rice Pilaf

Broccoli Brown Rice Pilaf

Broccoli Brown Rice Pilaf

This is one of my favorite low-fat dishes—it's delicious! Rosemary, garlic, almonds and sunflower kernels flavor the broccoli and rice. Sometimes I add cooked cubed chicken for a complete meal. —Mari Condit of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Simple Lemon Rice

Simple Lemon Rice

Simple Lemon Rice

Pat Stevens' tasty rice side dish has colorful flecks of fresh parsley and pimientos and delivers a lip-smacking splash of sunshiny citrus flavor. Thanks to this Granbury, Texas cook for her recipe.

Red Beans and Rice Mix

Red Beans and Rice Mix

Red Beans and Rice Mix

Since there's food galore during the holidays themselves, I like giving this zippy mix as an after-Christmas present instead. I just slip the containers of seasoning, beans and rice into a decorative paper bag. A recipe card completes the package.
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