Rice is a unique representative of the grain culture, which reveals its taste characteristics depending on what is prepared from it, what spices and seasonings are used in the process of cooking dishes.
Once, 7 thousand years ago, rice was grown only in the territory of modern Thailand and Vietnam, but now it is third only to wheat and corn in popularity. Moreover, rice has become a staple food in many countries of the East, including Japan, China, India, and Uzbekistan.
There are countless rice dishes: rice is used to make cereals, pilaf, casseroles, cutlets, puddings, vegetables (zucchini, tomatoes, peppers) are stuffed with it, stuffed with pies and coulebyak, served as a hearty side dish for meat and fish dishes. In addition, specially prepared rice is used for sushi and rolls.
To enjoy dishes that are interesting and extraordinary in taste, pay attention to these simple recipes for rice that are collected here for you.
Rice with Yogurt
To prepare this healthy meal, prepare the following foods:
- 1 cup of jasmine rice
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- 0.3 cups of milk
- 7 oz (200 g) of yogurt without additives
- Salt to taste
- Half a dry chili pepper
- 0.5 teaspoon of black mustard seeds
- 0.5 teaspoon of curry
- 0.5 teaspoon of ground turmeric
Pour the rice into a saucepan, fill with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer rice over low heat for about 20 minutes. Place the butter in a pan and heat, add mustard seeds, then chopped chili pepper, curry and turmeric. Mix milk, yogurt and butter in a large saucepan. Add rice and mix well again. Salt and cool the rice.
This simple recipe for rice will surprise you with its original taste. The dish is very tasty, healthy and nutritious.
Let’s prepare all the necessary ingredients:
You will need:
- 3.5 oz or 100 g of rice
- 1.4 oz (40 g) of bell pepper
- 7.8 oz or 220 g of vegetable oil
- 7.8 oz (220 g) of soy sauce
- 1 onion
- 2 zucchini
- A few cloves of garlic
- A pinch of salt
- Cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and parsley for decoration
First, cook rice. Add just a little salt, because, in the future, soy sauce will be added to the dish. Cut the pepper, zucchini and onion into small cubes, chop the garlic finely. Fry vegetables in vegetable oil until tender. Add soy sauce and mix thoroughly.
Now you can add the rice to vegetables. Fry for a few minutes. Next, put the rice in a bowl, turn it on a plate and put it in the form of a small cake. Garnish with a sprig of parsley, cilantro and cherry tomatoes.
Beef Rice Lasagna
It turns out that lasagna can be prepared not only from the dough but from rice. The dish has an original taste and can be cooked in just about 45 minutes. This simple recipe for rice will help us with this.
Prepare all the necessary ingredients:
- 3 cups of boiled chilled rice
- 17.6 oz or 500 g of ground beef
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1 cup of chopped hard cheese such as cheddar
- 2 cups of chopped mozzarella
- 2 cups of cottage cheese
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 16.9 us fl oz (500 ml) of spaghetti or tomato sauce
In a large frying pan, fry ground beef so that they turn brown (about 7 minutes), add spaghetti sauce and chopped garlic. In a separate bowl, mix rice, eggs, a third of cheddar – this is our rice mixture. In another bowl, mix another third of the cheddar, 1.5 cups of mozzarella and the whole cottage cheese – this is a cheese mixture for lasagna. Now you can put the products in a baking dish. The first layer should be half the rice mixture, the second layer should be half the cheese mixture, and the third should be half the meat. Repeat (total will be six layers). Sprinkle mozzarella and cheddar on top. Rice lasagna should be baked in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes at a temperature of 374 °F or 190 °C. When the lasagna is ready, cool slightly and can serve.
Pilaf in a Pan
Love rice with meat and spices – then this dish is for you! It is prepared in different countries and each recipe has its own characteristics. If you do not have a cauldron, cooking pilaf in a pan is also simple.
If you are ready to experiment, prepare the ingredients:
- 31.7 oz (900 g) of lamb, beef, chicken or pork meat
- 15.9 oz or 450 g of rice
- 1 carrot
- 1 onion
- 6 cloves of garlic
- Salt and seasoning
- 1.35 us fl oz 40 ml of vegetable oil
Chop the meat. The ideal choice for pilaf is lamb, but this is a matter of taste for everyone. Cut the meat into medium-sized pieces. Place the meat in a frying pan, then proceed to chop the vegetables. Chop the onion not very finely.
When the meat starts juice, add onions to it, and also salt and pepper. You can add a few cloves of squeezed garlic. Cut the carrots into cubes, you can grate it on a medium grater, depending on your preferences. After frying vegetables and meat, place them in a pan. Please note that the container should be with a thick bottom – so your pilaf will not burn.
Rinse thoroughly rice (preferably several times) and add on top of meat with vegetables. The classic recipe for pilaf in a pan involves adding the broth to the mixture. You can also use plain water. When the water begins to fade, put a head of garlic and barberry in the rice. Bring rice to readiness.
When serving, sprinkle the dish with herbs.
Enjoy your meal!