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Strawberry Rice Dessert

A snowy wreath of creamy rice pudding crowned with a pretty red strawberry filling makes this dessert a colorful Christmas classic. It's also nice layered in parfait glasses and garnished with green mint leaves.

Tomato Rice Pilaf

4 reviews

Parsley, green onions and tomatoes add festive color to this mild rice dish from Carole Fraser of Toronto, Ontario. “I...


Chicken and Ham Roll-ups

I first started making these as a way to use leftover chicken. My family raved about them so much that...


Kitchen-Sink Soft Tacos

1 review

My kids invented this recipe by throwing some taco spice on leftover sloppy joes. I have to admit, they are...


Microwave Broccoli and Rice

From Cleveland, Oklahoma, Shirley Tockey shares this speedy side dish that's sized right for two. Broccoli and instant rice made...

Sticky Rice with Mango-Coconut Sauce

As a nice contrast to traditional Christmastime desserts, sweet sticky rice is a refreshing Thai treat made even better...


Turkey Rice Casserole

7 reviews

The recipe for this creamy and comforting casserole came from my aunt as a way to use leftover turkey. I...

Beef-Stuffed Peppers

Use a container of Amie's beef mix and your microwave oven to make this main dish in minutes. Green peppers...


Three-Cheese Rice Lasagna

1 review

Fans of traditional lasagna are sure to be intrigued by this tasty twist—a rice-based version. Writes Gwen Cantwell from Sharon,...


Fiesta Cheese Rice

4 reviews

"I usually serve this spicy rice side dish alongside chicken enchiladas or tacos for a great Mexican meal," writes Sarah...


Broccoli-Rice Side Dish

4 reviews

"This creamy dish cooks in about 15 minutes, so it's easy to put together before church on potluck Sundays," reports...

Gaucho Casserole

9 reviews

"When our daughters graduated from college, my husband and I made recipe books for their closest friends," says Dianne Hennis...


Easy Beef and Rice

When time is running short at dinnertime around our house, I rely on this microwave casserole. Convenience folds like canned...


Asian Chicken Dinner

6 reviews

This quick microwave dish for two is perfect for a busy day. Soy sauce and chicken broth bring out flavors...


Microwave Beef Casserole

"This microwave dish is great when time is short," writes Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas. "I sometimes use...


Chicken and Rice Soup Mix

2 reviews

The recipient of this gift will have one hearty bowl of soup, that will chase away the chills on a...

Pear Pork Chops with Rice

3 reviews

“This recipe has become a family favorite,” attests Sue Ware from Ortonville, Minnesota. “Thickened pan juices make a tasty gravy...


Spicy Beans and Rice

2 reviews

"I make this for a quick meal when we are in a hurry, but I still want to feed my...


Colorful Stuffed Peppers

5 reviews

You're sure to enjoy this tasty twist on traditional stuffed peppers. Crisp-tender pepper cups hold a colorful filling that gets...


Mushroom Rice

4 reviews

"A co-worker shared the recipe for this tasty rice side dish more than 30 years ago, and I've been taking...


No-Fuss Rice Pudding

2 reviews

"This quick rice pudding is yummy and so easy to make!" says Sheila Wilde of Welling, Alberta. She uses her...


Broccoli Blue Cheese Rice

This colorful veggie side will go nicely with a variety of entrees. And with just a hint of lemon, it's...


Microwave Broccoli Chicken Bake

This creamy and comforting casserole from Leanna Johnston is sure to satisfy hearty appetites young and old. “This came from...


Quick Turkey Casserole

Ann Hanel of San Jacinto, California whips up this fast-to-fix main dish in the microwave. "Everyone loves this creamy casserole,...

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Rice Sand Castles

Cooked rice and frozen vegetables hurry along the preparation of this savory side dish. Simply press the cheesy mixture into...


Microwave Fried Rice

Merrill Powers from Spearville, Kansas uses her microwave to fix this full-flavored side dish. Since most any leftover meat, poultry...


Curry Rice Pilaf

1 review

Salted cashews add a nice crunch to this simple rice dish flavored with curry and turmeric.


Cranberry Rice Dessert

I make this simple dessert using leftover rice from another meal. I also enjoy it as a snack.


Easy Lemon Chicken and Rice

I can throw this together quickly after work and still serve a satisfying dinner.


Quick Asian Chicken Dinner

2 reviews

This quick microwave dish for two is perfect for a busy day. Soy sauce and chicken broth bring out flavors...