Best Vegetarian Rice Dishes

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September 2, 2014
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cajun brown riceRice is an excellent base for so many meals – it’s quick to make and fills you up easily, and takes on the flavours of whatever you put with it. This makes it super versatile and ready for a wide range of different dishes and cooking styles. You can cook it separately in a pot, together with the recipe, or if you’re a frequent rice consumer it may be worth investing in a rice cooker. These give you perfect rice every time, and can be set up and forgotten about.

Basque Vegetable Rice. An Italian flavoured rice dish with a range of vegetables that make it very reminiscent of pasta. It’s a low calorie, low cholesterol dish packed with nutrients – making it great as a staple meal. Zucchini, onion, bell peppers and tomatoes make up the base of the dish, but you can add mushrooms, peas or anything else you like.

Thai Coconut Rice. The subtle flavour of coconut milk adds a creaminess and sweetness to this rice that makes it perfect for serving alongside curries and other spicier Asian dishes, or it can serve as a dish all on its own. Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes depending on your preferred level of spiciness.

Rockin’ Rice Pudding. Rice pudding is a classic dessert, and for good reason – it’s super easy to make and tastes amazing, making it a perfect dish for quick satisfaction. You can add fruit pieces to make it a little healthier, or top it off with whipped cream if health benefits aren’t really a concern.

Veggie Rice Pot. Take care of two of your daily fruit and vegetable servings in one dish with this healthy rice pot option. In addition to the fried rice and vegetables, a semi-cooked egg with onions is stirred through to add protein and create a more complete meal.

These rice dishes are an easy meal for any night of the week, and create a stock of leftovers that you can use over and over. Throw in any vegetables you have handy, and whatever kind of rice you have. Add more liquid for smoother, moister rice, and you can even add oil such as olive or canola to make it extra creamy.

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