Collection of Rice recipes that are easy to make and taste great. Simple rice recipes, which are made with combination of other ingredients with rice.
Rice dishes are staple in most of Indian cuisine. There are so many delicious varieties of rice recipes like Biryani, pulao, fried rice, etc Lemon rice, pongal, bisibele bath which are rice recipes for breakfast. Here are few of my tried and tested recipes of my favorite rice dishes.
Veg rice recipes for vegetarians, simple rice like jeera rice for chicken or dal, Mexican rice for that sizzler plate or Chinese rice recipes like fried rice, this recipe collection has a great variety of rice dishes that you can make using these.
Here are my favorite rice recipes for dinner or lunch everyday or special occasion.
Best Rice Recipes Video
Spanish Rice Recipe
Do you know spanish rice is also known as Mexican rice ? I did not until few years ago :D. Spanish rice is essentially a rice pilaf. One of simple rice recipes which is quite flavourful. It's one of best tasting quick one pot meal with rice. Get the Recipe
Coconut Rice - instant Pot Rice Recipe
Coconut rice recipe is fragrant rice recipe infused with delicious coconut flavours, lightly roasted spices and fried cashew nuts. Tempting! right?
This 20 minutes vegan rice recipe in Instant pot is so versatile - serve with curries, enjoy it as it is or pack in lunch box. It never fails to amaze you with its delicious flavours. Get the Recipe
Jeera Rice Recipe
One of most popular Indian rice dish in restaurants, jeera rice is mildly spiced flavourful rice recipe. Easy and delicious try this jeera rice recipe next time you are bored of eating steamed plain rice.
Mix Veg Pulao
A flavourful and nutritious blend of veggies, spices and rice is what this Instant pot mix veg pulao rice is. Best tasting rice dish when you want a hearty, nutritious meal in minutes.
It is a great option even for packed lunch box. Get the Recipe
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Chana Pulao Recipe
Kabuli chana pulao, is one of my favourite vegetarian rice recipe. Wholesome, vegan and has a good balance of proteins from chickpeas and vadi. This spicy rice recipe is must when you want a flavoursome but simple to cook rice recipe. Get the Recipe
Vegetable Pulao Recipe – Pressure Cooker Rice Recipe
Vegetable pulao is one of the most loved rice recipe in every Indian home. Aromatic rice cooked with lot of veggies, Indian spices and herbs is simply divine.
A super convenient and simple rice recipe to treat your taste buds with lip-smacking veg pulao recipe. Get the Recipe
Rajma Pulav Recipe – Kidney Beans Pulao
Combination of rajma and rice is evergreen. Isn’t it ! Rajma pulao recipe is my own variation to classic punjabi rajma chawal.
If you wish to cook something light, tasty and hearty as well, this pulao recipe is a definite winner. A bowl of comforting rajma pulao is a great option for any time of the day. Get the Recipe
Kala Chana Pulao
Wholesome and healthy, this kala chana pulao or chickpeas pilaf makes a delicious gluten-free one pot meal. There is delicate mix of earthy flavours with delicate saffron and turmeric this is one of best pulao recipe. Get the Recipe
Cheese Tawa Pulav
Mumbai tawa pulao recipe with a tasty cheesy twist. This popular Mumbai street food rice recipe is easy to cook and spicy to the core. Often times I like to add a lot of cheese to make it even tastier. Get the recipe
Fried Rice Recipes
Schezwan Fried Rice - Chinese Fried Rice
Commonly known as Chinese fried rice, schezwan fried rice is a great rice recipe with eggs. Try this super easy recipe with left over rice as well. Get the Recipe
Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe | Veggie Fried Rice
Spicy veggie fried rice is the Indian fried rice and popular Indian street food too. Well, how can Indian food be complete without flavourful spices !
Whenever I have leftover cooked rice in fridge, I know what to do with them. Add veggies and lots of spices to leftover rice, garnish with peanuts and coriander leaves and you are set to enjoy exceptionally delicious and utterly spicy veggie fried rice. Get the Recipe
Egg Fried Rice Recipe
Egg fried rice can be a great “use your leftovers” type of tasty Rice recipes with egg. A lip-smacking fried rice dish ready to be served in just few minutes. Isn’t this amazing !
Pair leftover rice with veggies of your choice and cook them along with nutritious eggs. What you get in the end is super delicious Indian style egg fried rice. I simply love such one-pot meals that are Wperfect for some change from usual day to day meal. Get the Recipe
Kachhi Kairi and Palak Fried Rice – Raw Mango and Spinach Fried Rice
I am simply in awe with kachhi kairi ( or ambi ). You can use it in so many ways, ambi ki chutney, aam panna, pickles and much more. Summers are here and you just can’t miss the chance to experiment with kachhi kairi, my favorite type of mango. The tangy flavour of ambi and nutritious spinach and paneer filled into cooked rice make this dish an utterly hearty meal. This delicious rice recipe is actually a flavour bomb and a great choice for wholesome lunch box.
South Indian Rice Recipes
Lemon Rice – How to Cook Lemon Rice
Spicy and slightly sour lemon rice which is also known as Elumichai sadam is a popular south Indian dish. Lemon rice is one of my favorite rice recipe in which cooked rice are infused with various aromatic spices and lemon juice. The tanginess of lemon juice added to cooked rice is delicious enough to give your taste buds a sour kick.
Bisibele Bath Recipe – Rice Recipe for Breakfast
Bisibele bath, a dish of udupi cuisine from karnataka is a blend of rice, lentils and vegetables along with good amount of aromatic spices. Tamarind and jaggery enhance the taste of the dish to an ultimate level. This dish is a complete flavour bomb in each spoonful !
Though it requires some time to cook, but trust me the final taste of the dish is worth of all your efforts. After all, there is a saying “amazing things take time” ! Get The Recipe
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Sambhar Sadam Recipe – Pressure Cooker Sambhar Rice
One pot spicy and flavourful sambhar sadam recipe is a combo of rice, lentil and veggies that can be easily prepared in 30 minutes. Delicious sambhar rice has always been an utterly comforting meal for me. A great mix of spicy, tangy and mild flavours !
Sun Dried Tomato and Mushroom Risotto
Sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, rice, cheese and wine makes a divine combination in this Italian rice dish risotto. This classic Italian combination is totally irresistible!
Sun Dried Tomato and Mushroom Risotto
Mushroom Risotto Recipe
Risotto is ultimate comfort food for italians just like khichdi is for Indians. Mushy rice infused with flavours is a delight to eat. However similarity just ends here.
This Italian classic mushroom risotto recipe is made with a comfort food combination of mushrooms, arborio rice, wine, fresh herbs and cheese. Get the Recipe
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Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani recipe
Hyderabadi chicken dum biryani is one of those biryani recipes that is highly loved by lots and lots of people. And when I say this trust me, this biryani recipe has “n” number of admirers. The taste is totally irresistible !
The secret behind the speechless flavours of hyberabadi chicken dum biryani is the technique used to cook it. You just can’t afford to miss the spicy and exceptionally delicious recipe of hyderabadi chicken dum biryani.
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Egg Biryani Recipe | Rice Recipe with Egg
Egg biryani recipe is a mixture of cooked rice and nutritious eggs charged with lots and lots of spices for a great flavourful meal. You know it well that how much mad I am for egg recipes.
I never miss the chance of adding my personal touch to any egg recipe which I did with this egg biryani recipe too. In this egg biryani recipe, I combined my favorite elements from kolkata style egg biryani and hyderabadi style egg biryani. What you get in the end is “My tasty curry” style scrumptious anda biryani recipe. Get the Recipe
Biryani Recipe | Hyderabadi Biryani or Dum Biryani in microwave
You must have come across the common sarcastic comment by most of your friends that “there is no such thing known as veg biryani, it’s basically pulao”..... Haha !
Jokes apart, veg biryani is actually an innovation for those vegetarians who wish to enjoy the flavours of chicken biryani with the minor change of replacing meat with their favorite veggies. Hyderabadi veg biryani recipe is a delicious and rich blend of cooked rice, veggies and lots of spices ( the favorite element of hyderabadi biryani ).
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Bhuni Khichdi | Chana Dal Khichdi for Makar Sankranti
Who says that simple food can’t taste delicious ? chana dal ki bhuni khichdi completely proves this statement wrong. This dish is especially cooked on the festive occasion of makar sankranti in most of the northern India.
Filled with aromatic Indian spices, this khichdi recipe is not liquid and mushy in texture unlike the usual khichdi cooked commonly at Indian homes. Pair chana dal ki bhuni khichdi with curd, green chutney, pickle, papad and raita for extremely comforting meal. Trust my words, you can’t get enough of this simple dish turned to a tempting combo.
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Dal Khichdi/ Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe
Ultimate comfort meal of one pot rice and lentil dish, Khichdi recipe is one of nutritious and light recipe with rice. Get the recipe
Tehri is a Veg Rice recipe that is one pot aromatic dish made with Basmati rice, veggies and spices. Easy, tasty and simple dish to make. Get the recipe
Chawal ke Pakore | How to make Chawal ke Pakore
Chawal ke pakore is an amazing excuse to combine leftover cooked rice with any leftover ingredients. You can serve these as tea time snack whenever you feel like enjoying crispy deep fried snack. After all, occasional cheat days are no harm ! Get the Recipe
Rice Kheer Recipe or Chawal ki Kheer
A spoon of classic creamy and nutty rice kheer has immense powers to make you go nuts over it. This is something that nobody would deny. Isn’t it ! Get the Recipe
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I’m of Latin descent and I have never been able to cook rice perfectly to save my life. It was a bit of a downer, given my heritage – but your easy step by step guide helped me make my first perfect rice in 20 years!
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Hi Rekha, I have been following your recipes for a while now and I used to see (and follow) a paneer briyani recipe under your briyani recipes. I no longer see it on your site. May I request for or it to be included again, pls? It's one of my family's favorites. Thank you so much.