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15 Epic Rice Side Dishes

Recipes for rice that look great on your plate
Aug 20, 2014 2:00 pm

Let's hear it for a side we all know and love: rice! There are at least a million ways to spin it — long-grain, short-grain, brown, fried, all risotto'd out, so believe it when we say that narrowing all of our beloved rice recipes down to 15 was a challenge. But that's how much we care about our readers' side dishes. From the best coconut sticky rice ever to basil pesto-spiked arancini, you've got plenty of choices, so break out the rice maker, the wok and the Fry Daddy and get cooking. 

Meatless Monday: Wild Rice Pancakes Recipe

Savory whole-grain pancakes make a great side
Jul 28, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Guy Ambrosino

You love your cast-iron skillet, and we love that you love it. Make the most of this bromance with The New Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, an ode to the best, most versatile and frankly attractive pan in your kitchen. With recipes from the American South to Europe, South America, Asia and beyond, you'll have plenty of reasons (besides "too much bacon") to break out this book and cook something great, like these savory, hearty wild rice pancakes. 

Trinidadian Chicken And Rice Recipe

Fragrant and spicy pelau from the Caribbean
Jul 16, 2014 4:00 pm
Trinidadian Chicken And Rice Recipe

It's hard not to love Caribbean food with its diverse roots, flavors and techniques. It's also not hard to make at home, thanks to Caribbean Potluck, a new cookbook from chefs Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau. Recreate favorite recipes from their childhood, restaurants and renowned catered parties. Start simple with this easy, flavor-packed chicken and rice seasoned with coconut milk, hot peppers and fresh herbs.  

Teriyaki Tofu Broccolette On Wild Rice Recipe

A hearty vegetarian stir-fry starring savory tofu
Jun 9, 2014 3:00 pm
Photo: Sara Remington

Earthbound Farm co-founder Myra Goodman, along with her daughter, recently released Straight From The Earth, a cookbook of wholesome vegan recipes. If you're jumping on the veggie-loading bandwagon, this is a cookbook you'll need in your kitchen arsenal. Hearty teriyaki tofu broccolette on wild rice won't leave you wanting anything but seconds.

Blackened Okra With Red Rice Recipe

Crispy, spicy okra for a hearty Meatless Monday
Jun 2, 2014 12:00 pm
blackened okra recipe
Photo: Paige Green

When the hot weather hits and the grills are smoking, there is most certainly a place for vegan cuisine. And, really, you don't have to be vegan to enjoy it. It's light, healthy and can be pretty easy to make. Blackened okra with red rice is an instant winner for any occasion. The recipe, after the jump.

Introducing Biryani, The Pizza Hut Way. Really?

Someone let Birizza happen. Justice must prevail.
May 5, 2014 11:01 am

That photo can illustrate a general concept all it wants, I still don't understand the mechanics behind Pizza Hut India/Sri Lanka's Birizza (captured here in a full-page color Mumbai newspaper ad). Peek under the awkward naan-pizza-crust thing, after the jump.

7 Ideas For Dinner: Risotto

Hearty Italian comfort food for everyone's tastes
Mar 10, 2014 2:00 pm

There's nothing quite like stirring a hearty pot of creamy risotto and seeing those tender grains cling to the spoon. It's comfort food in every sense of the word and a perfect blank canvas for whatever flavors you're craving tonight. Check out 7 recipes for risotto for everyone. If you finish the dish off with truffle salt, we'll understand.  

Mango Coconut Rice Pudding Recipe

This dessert recipe uses up leftover rice. Sweet!
Jan 28, 2014 5:45 pm
mango sticky rice
Photo: Jason Hutchens on Flickr

Need a way to use up a bunch of leftover dessert from that takeout Thai or overly ambitious curry you just made? How about dessert? That's right: this mango coconut rice pudding recipe calls for leftover rice.

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