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25 Rice Recipes Everyone Will Love

Rice is a great staple food. It’s broadly available, dirt-cheap, and incredibly versatile. It’s easy to whip up and it goes with just about anything! I’ve made this list to help you find some recipes that utilize this simple white grain!

Rice Recipes

This recipe collection has some fantastic rice recipes to help you use rice in new ways and enjoy rice more often.

1. Basmati Jollof Rice Recipe

This jollof rice recipe is sure to make you the star of the kitchen. A unique blend of roasted tomatoes, peppers, and onions adds an extra burst of flavor to keep your taste buds and tummy filled. Serve with some cold orange juice for extra satisfaction.

2. Nigerian Fried Rice Recipe

This simple but absolutely delicious recipe is made from a fresh load of vegetables and a little bit of oil. It tastes as delicious as it looks. Extra proteins can be added for even better taste. 

3. Rice and Beans Recipe

This nutritious mix is a staple food in most homes and several African countries. This combination of rice and beans can be served as a main meal with different sauces and stews for extra taste.

4. Nigerian Jollof Rice

This West African meal is a versatile rice recipe that can be made in several different ways. It is inexpensive to make and requires little effort too. Ginger, garlic, and onion add a yummy aroma and taste.

5. Nigerian Style Chicken Fried Rice

This quick rice recipe can be made with some leftover rice, chicken, and vegetables. This delicious recipe is a no-fail that can be ready in minutes and will leave you wanting more. 

6. Jamaican Rice And Peas

This delicious rice meal is perfect for a quick side dish. Some flavored rice mixed with peas and cooked in coconut milk. An additional mix of seasoning and spices brings the aroma and tastiness to life. You can serve it with some chicken salad or fried plantain.

7. Coconut Fried Rice With Extra Veggies

This yummy aroma-filled rice recipe is a perfect combination of flavors and colors. The rice is cooked in some broth and coconut milk with fresh vegetables and proteins. 

8. Shrimp Pineapple Fried Rice

This stir fry rice recipe is a complete meal of delicious rice goodness. A combination of vegetables, pineapple chunks, and proteins will have your taste buds salivating in impatient anticipation. 

9. Mushroom Rice

This delicious rainbow-looking rice is a rice recipe for people on the healthy list. The mushrooms combined with ginger and garlic not only add a delicious taste and smell but also some healthy nourishment.

10. Jollof Rice – Oven Baked

This recipe is the simplified version of the normal Jollof rice recipe. The oven baking gives it an extra delicious smell and tasteful finish.

11. One Pot Chicken and Rice

This one-pot rice recipe is budget-friendly and can be done in no time. The combination of rice and chicken with some vegetables is all you need for a quick yummy and nourishing meal. 

12. Shrimp Fried Rice

This African shrimp fried rice recipe welcomes you with a unique and distinct flavor that will leave you filled before it’s even ready. Serve with some avocado salad and cold juice.

13. Native Jollof Rice – Iwuk Edesi/Palm Oil Rice

This palm oil rice recipe is one of the very best. The rich look and aroma of fresh palm oil combined with spices and some smoked fish for extra flavor are all you need for this dish. Aesthetically pleasing accompanied by a delicious taste.

14. Chicken Fried Rice With Mixed Vegetables

This soy sauce fried rice recipe can be put together in minutes. The stir fry technique requires some expertise to get the best out of the taste and flavor. Can be enjoyed with some chicken salad and orange juice.

15. West African Coconut Rice

This sweet and savory side dish is simple and easy to make yet packs so much flavor.  Flavored rice cooked in fresh coconut milk for extra bursts of flavors and awesomely delicious taste. The luscious texture and moisture of the coconut milk engulf the rice not only in smell but in taste too.

16. Spicy Jambalaya With Chicken And Andouille Sausage

For that extra look, flavor burst, and yummy deliciousness, jambalaya is the way to go. This recipe permits a lot of versatility and can be ready in as little as 30 minutes. Fresh vegetables such as onions, celery, and bell peppers combined add an extra layer of delicious taste and yummy look.

17. East African Pilau – Kenyan Pilau 

This traditional Kenyan rice recipe is made with beef or chicken and several aromatic spices you just can’t say no to. This rice dish is cooked in chicken or beef broth. You can either serve this as a quick meal or on special occasions.

18 Oven-Baked Seafood Jambalaya

This oven-baked rice recipe is perfect for you if you want to go the jambalaya way without much stress. Its colorful texture and tasty aroma will fill you up before you even get a taste.

19. Creamy Red Beans and Rice

Red beans served with rice is a classic Southern comfort food with loads of flavors from the smoked turkey, andouille sausage, and blend of Creole seasonings. Enjoy it with a glass of cold drink in front of the TV while watching your favorite show.

20. African Masa

When we think of rice recipes, we tend to think of them in relation to their grains. However, did you know that you could blend rice into a batter to make masa? It’s very similar to how you’d make pancakes and tastes just as heavenly when served with honey, maple syrup, or hot sauce.

21. Stuffed Savory Masa (Waina)

As the name suggests, this is a savory version of the Masa recipe listed above. It is made with onions, ginger, yogurt, and stuffed with Dambu Nama to take away the fermented taste and odor from the original recipe. 

22. Easy Rice Flour Bread – Gluten Free

If you’re sensitive to gluten, you can still enjoy eating bread with this delicious rice flour bread recipe. It is easy to make and requires only simple ingredients too.

23. Simple Mexican Rice Recipe

Vibrant and delicious, Mexican Rice is one meal that is perfect as an everyday meal or for a special occasion. It doesn’t require too many ingredients and it’s incredibly flavorful!

24. Dirty Rice With Sausage And Ground Beef

It’s time to switch up regular weeknight white rice meals with this delicacy. This delicious dirty rice recipe is a great celebratory meal as well.  It is easy to make, flavorful and also made with One Pot! 

25. Perfectly Cooked White Rice

You too can make perfectly cooked and fluffy white rice to enjoy with your beef stew for dinner on a weeknight or to use as a base for your delicious Jollof rice dish. It is an effortless process. 

25 Rice Recipes Everyone Will Love

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Friday 29th of April 2022

I like your Recipes I wish am there to eat .

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Friday 6th of May 2022



Friday 29th of April 2022

This looks yummy

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Friday 6th of May 2022

Thank you. 🙂

Aminat soliu

Saturday 16th of April 2022