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Rice Recipes and Dinner Ideas

Embraced across multiple cuisines, rice is key to elevating your weekly menu. Find inspiration in our selection of rice recipes for effortlessly tasty meals. It’s time to shine the spotlight on this delicious grain.

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Vegetarian Rice Recipes

Whether you’re following a plant based diet or simply looking to incorporate more vegetables into your meals, our vegetarian rice recipes are guaranteed to have something that’s just right for you.

Fried Rice Recipes

Packed with vibrant colours and delicious flavours, our fried rice recipes are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Jasmine Rice Recipes

Fragrant and aromatic, jasmine rice makes the perfect addition to any meal. Browse through our recipes with jasmine rice and enjoy!

Chinese Rice Recipes

We have a fantastic selection of Chinese rice recipes to tickle your taste buds. Check them out below.

Curry and Rice Recipes

Elevate your family meals by combining your favourite curry dishes with delicious rice recipes carefully selected for the perfect pairing.

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Discover the Benefits and Culinary Delights of Rice

Rice, a versatile and nutritious staple, is central to culinary traditions across the globe, from Italy to Indonesia and China. Beyond its culinary uses, rice holds a special place in various cultures, sometimes even symbolized by figures like the rice goddess Dewi Sri in Bali, representing the importance of rice farming.

Nutritional Benefits of Rice

  • Rich in Nutrients: Rice is a great source of fiber, magnesium, and vitamin B. These nutrients contribute to overall health, supporting everything from digestion to energy production.
  • Gluten-Free: As a naturally gluten-free grain, rice is an excellent choice for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, making it a versatile ingredient for various dietary needs.

Versatile Rice Recipes from Around the World

Rice's adaptability is showcased in numerous international dishes:
  • Spanish Paella: This iconic dish combines rice with seafood or meats, offering a feast of flavors.
  • Italian Arancini: Delicious fried rice balls, often filled with a mix of cheese, meat, or veggies.
  • Indonesian Nasi Goreng: A unique and flavorful fried rice dish that's a staple in Indonesian cuisine.
  • Chinese Fried Rice: A quick and savory meal, perfect for transforming leftover rice into something special.
  • Indian Biryani: A layered rice dish, rich with spices and often cooked with meat or vegetables.
Rice is more than just a side dish; it's a nutritious and adaptable ingredient that forms the backbone of countless recipes worldwide. Whether you're seeking health benefits or exploring new culinary landscapes, rice offers a wealth of possibilities for delicious and nutritious meals.

How to: Rice - FAQs

How to cook rice?

How to cook rice completely depends on the type you’re cooking. For example, long grain rice like basmati needs to be thoroughly washed before being cooked to get rid of excess starch, while brown rice needs more water to cook than white rice and takes slightly longer. With a HelloFresh box, all of the instructions you need to cook rice are on the recipe cards you receive alongside your ingredients.

How to make fried rice?

To make fried rice, you need to take your pre-boiled rice and put it to the side. Then, take a saucepan or wok and heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil over a medium high heat. Once the pan has reached an optimum temperature, add 2 lightly whisked eggs and cook until set. When your eggs are cooked, add the pre-boiled rice back into the pan and mix with a little soy sauce and any vegetables, protein or seasoning of your choice and serve.

Is rice gluten free?

Yes, rice is naturally gluten free.

How much rice per person?

Rice can be prepared in many different ways; it can be fried, steamed or boiled. It can also be prepared in the microwave if that’s your preferred way of cooking.

How to prepare rice

Rice can be prepared in many different ways; it can be fried, steamed or boiled. It can also be prepared in the microwave if that’s your preferred way of cooking.

Can you freeze cooked rice?

If you find yourself with leftover cooked rice, it can be stored in your freezer for several months. To freeze cooked rice, let it cool to room temperature and then transfer it into an airtight container or freezer safe bag. If you’re planning to use the extra rice the next day, it’s better to store it in the fridge for easy access when you’re ready to use it with another meal.

Can you reheat rice more than once?

No, it is not safe to reheat rice more than once. And it’s important to remember that when it comes to reheating the rice, always check that it’s steaming hot all the way through before eating.
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