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6 Delicious Rice-Based Recipes That Are Anything But Bland

1. flavorful fried rice


  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pepper
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Accent
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder


Fry rice and pepper in oil until rice is light brown. Add the rest of the ingredients. Pour into a 9×13-inch pan. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour, covered.

2. Taco rice bake


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef, browned
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups pizza sauce
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 can black beans, optional
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups mayonnaise


Mix beef, rice, sauce, and seasonings in a 9×13-inch pan. Add cheese, sour cream, and mayo on top. Bake at 350 F until heated. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, taco chips, and ranch dressing before serving.

3. cinnamon rice pudding


  • 3 cups cooked medium grain rice
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine ingredients in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook on medium heat until thick and creamy. Remove cinnamon sticks, add vanilla. Top with ground cinnamon and whipped cream.

4. Baked Stuffed Tomatoes


  • 4 medium to large tomatoes
  • Seasonings and herbs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil


Prepare and core tomatoes. Prepare stuffing with herbs, breadcrumbs, rice, cheese, and basil. Stuff tomatoes with mixture, bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes.

5. Carrot, Coconut and Rice muffins


  • Mix of flours
  • Seasonings and sweeteners
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice


Combine flours, seasonings, and sweeteners. In another bowl, mix carrots, yogurt, eggs, and other wet ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients, fold in rice. Bake in lined muffin cups at 350 F for 20-25 minutes.

6. Easy One-Pot Creamy Spinach Rice


  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups rice
  • Liquids and cheeses
  • 8-10 ounces fresh spinach


Sauté onion in butter. Add rice, liquids, and cheeses. Simmer for 10 minutes, add spinach and remaining ingredients. Cook until rice is done and serve hot with sprinkled Parmesan cheese.

With these recipes in hand, say goodbye to bland rice dishes and elevate your meals with a burst of flavors!

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