Transform any rice recipe into a delicious delight. Using simple ingredients from your pantry, we’ll show you how to create an enjoyable rice dish in no time.
Rice – Quick Background & Overview
From the plant known as Oryza sativa, rice is an edible starchy grain and is consumed by about one-half of the population in the world on a regular basis.
Rice can be baked, boiled, and even grounded to turn into flour.
In some countries and cultures, rice is usually the main event. We have included some of our favorite rice recipe dishes from different region of the world.
Different Types Of Rice
Rice is found in all kinds of dishes around the world, no wonder there are so many different types for us to consume and experiment with.
Here are a few different types we may or may not be familiar with.
Arborio rice – Known for risotto dishes.
Basmati rice – This is a long-grain also known as Indian rice.
Black rice – Not to be confused with our Haitian black rice which is made with the our native black mushroom, this earthy and nutty rice is called the forbidden rice.
Though the name doesn’t do it justice, this rice is available at stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and even at certain Walmart stores.
Jasmine rice – known for its smell and in Haitian cuisine, Jasmine rice is a shorter grain than basmati rice.
Brown rice – Known as the new kid on the block, brown rice is the new white rice. It is healthier as it includes more nutrients such as phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, and more fiber than white rice.
Long grain white rice – The very famous white rice. This is the rice to make if you are looking for a fluffy rice dish every time.
Wild Rice – This isn’t rice at all…. Who knew? This rice is made of seeds that comes from marsh grass.
It is called wild rice because it looks and cooks like rice.
Wild rice contains more antioxidants than actual rice and is known to help improve heart health and lower the risk of other health concerns.
Rice Recipes For Dinner
From simple instant pot Haitian white rice to our fancy Haitian black rice and Persian dill rice, for more easy dinner rice recipe ideas, check out these easy rice options.
Haitian White Rice
This Haitian White Rice (Diri Blan) is perfectly cooked right in the instant pot, making it an easy choice for a quick dinner meal!
If you are tired of your white rice being too gummy or too hard, you’re not alone as rice is really easy to over-cook or under cook. Follow the steps to make this instant pot white rice recipe to ensure that your rice is cooked the same way and perfectly every time.
If you love okra, then you’ll love this okra rice recipe. This is a popular Caribbean side dish that blows plain old rice out of the water.
This vibrant and full of flavor rice and okra combination, also known as okra perloo will help you add a bit of variety to your meals while packing in plenty of vitamins and minerals along the way.
Sweet Potato Rice
Push old sweet rice to the back and say hello to this sweet potato rice. If you want to jazz up your weeknight dinner,you can’t go wrong with this Sweet Potato Rice.
This is the rice to make for a comforting, and satisfying side dish that’s also packed with many health benefits.
Prepared with black beans and a few simple ingredients, even the pickiest eater will come back for seconds or thirds.
Haitian Black Rice – Diri Djon Djon
You’ll love this Instant Pot Haitian Black Rice (Diri Djon Djon) Recipe. Known as Haiti’s national rice, this rice is fluffy, delicious, full of flavor, and cooks so much faster than over the stove or in a rice cooker.
This particular mushroom is found all over Haiti, particularly in the northern region of Haiti.
Diri Djon Djon is often served at weddings, holidays, Sunday dinners, or on special occasions, it is known as a delicacy. There are some discrepancies as to the type of rice that is considered part of the national dish.
Some say it is the Di Ri Djon Djon while others believe it’s Rice and Beans (red beans). Nonetheless, most of us love it and I believe you will too.
Caribbean Chicken And Rice
If you love the bold and spicy flavors that’s found in this Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, then you’ll love this incredible Caribbean Chicken and Rice Recipe.
This Caribbean chicken and rice combination is fill with flavor, quick and make an easy one-pot meal which is perfect for meal prep.
Instant Pot Haitian Rice And Beans
One cannot resist a rice and beans dish. This Instant Pot Haitian Rice And Beans had to make the list as it is a popular dish in Haiti.
Traditionally prepared with our Haitian Epis (Haitian Seasoning Base), and served throughout the year. The flavors in this Haitian red beans and rice is as bold as any flavors you will find in other Haitian recipes.
This delicious and nourishing dish is an instant pot version. Thanks to pressure cookers, Haitian rice can be made in a matter of minutes!
Take your herb to a whole new level by pairing it with it with plain white rice, to transform it into a delicious, bold Persian Dill Rice Recipe.
Made with just a few ingredients. This dill rice recipe stands alone as part of the main course or sits nicely in the background to be served as a side.
Beef Donburi (Beef & Rice Bowl)
If you love Asian style beef, then you’ll love this Beef Donburi (Beef & rice bowl). Ready in about 30 minutes, this rice dish is utterly delicious.
A stress-free, easy going, Japanese rice bowl recipe that turn any ordinary rice to extraordinary.
What Is The Easiest Way To Cook Rice?
You can cook rice in various ways. The most common and easiest way to make rice is over the stove or in the instant pot.
What Is The Ratio Of Water To Rice?
Depending on the rice (long grain or short grain), the ration of water to rice may vary. However, the safest is always 2:1 ration in most cases. There are times where you may need to use 1:1 ration as mentioned in the Haitian Black Rice recipe.
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