Any good easy rice recipes??

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Standard Hen, May 31, 2008.

  1. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    I have never been good with rice, like the nice fluffy perfectly cooked kind. I am looking for some nice good easy cooked rice recipes either for side dishes or casseroles. Please share your secrets. [​IMG]
  2. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Songster

    Dec 22, 2007
    Maryland :)
    well you could get rice cooker :p
    im half korean, so i know ALOT of rice recipes, and i loveee rice, but an easy way to make rice is put some in a little boiling pan and boil it and then do what you please with it :]
    i like beef fried rice myself. if you want the recipe tell me :]
  3. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Well I know how to cook it but it always seems to come out sticky and nut fluffy. I would love to try your beef fried rice recipe. No one posted so I am thinking no one cooks alot with rice? [​IMG]
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Buy a rice cooker!! If you want beautiful fluffy steamy rice you will LOVE having the rice cooker. They really are not expensive at all and you will use it alot. I buy basmati rice in 25 lb bags - it is the rice we eat with most everything - beans and rice, fried rice, spanish rice, rice and butter, chicken and rice LOL Once you get a rice cooker you will be hooked! You will also eat rice more often and find you like more than ever. We eat rice 3 or more times a week especially in colder months.
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    You can add a pouch of Lipton's Onion Soup mix to the boiling water for the rice and it makes a nice flavored rice.
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    When I cook meat in the crock pot I reserve the stocks - pork, beef, chicken. It usually will have bits of meat, onion and garlic left in it. When I cook my rice I use the stock instead of water. The stock created from cooking a pork roast in a crock pot before slidding it in the oven to brown and crisp is the BEST to cook rice in - IMO LOL
  7. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Seeee, I knew the idea's would come forth. I will look into one of those rice cookers for sure. Still interested in those good easy recipes.
  8. Rosalind

    Rosalind Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    All my rice recipes that are easy involve a rice cooker. The rest of them are variations on risotto, which is not easy.

    Definitely get a rice cooker. You can cook a lot more than just rice in them. Many of them have a slow-cooker setting, so you can use it for everything. The easiest recipe is:

    2 scoops rice
    1 can or carton soup
    fill the cooker rest of the way to the #2 line with water
    1/2 bag frozen veggies
    if you want to add shrimp (frozen, thawed, leftover, whatever) or chicken or the faux veggie chicken if you're vegetarian, add a cup or so of that too.

    Push the button. Go surf BYC for 43 minutes. When the timer beeps, it's dinner.
  9. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    Get Uncle Ben's and follow directions on box, you'll be surprised.

    This is my recipe for Etouffe (eh-too-fay) It is a favorite with my DH and kids. Chopping takes a little time but is easy.

    To save time you can use the frozen choppen onion and green pepper. I haven't found any frozen chopped celery yet.

    Chop 1 C onion, 1 C bell pepper, 1 C celery
    Saute in 1 stick of butter
    add 1 TBSP tomato paste, 1 TBSP flour, stir until mixed well then add 1 C water and stir. Add your favorite cajun or creole seasoning to taste. If you like hotter add some crushed red pepper. Simmer about 15 minutes. Add 1-2 pounds of shrimp or crab or cawdads or chicken or whatever. If meat is precooked, simmer long enough to heat through, otherwise simmer until meat is cooked.

    Served as a sauce over your beautiful Uncle Ben's Rice.

    very easy and very impressive.
  10. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I cook rice like my mama does, she will fill a pot up with water like she is cooking pasta, add salt and bring to a boil then add your rice and let it free boil. I have never had gummy rice with this method and have done it like this for 35 yrs.

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