How to Make Rice Recipes

Learn how to make rice recipes which act as a filler on the dinner menu, much like potatoes and pasta.  This grain is one of the oldest and basic foods of the world. Generally speaking, rice is mild in flavor and adaptable to using many other ingredients in a variety of recipes.

how to cook white riceHow to Cook White Rice

By learning how to make white rice recipes you will find that they are some of the easiest and most common made. White rice is the inner portion of the grain and sometimes is coated commercially to increase its eye appeal. The snowy whiteness of this coated (or polished) rice is a quality popular with most food connoisseurs but discounted with nutrition experts claiming that food values are removed with bran and germ.

When you learn how to make rice recipes, you will also learn all about brown rice. This rice is made from unpolished rice, are known by the experts to be healthier offering more iron, phosphorus and vitamins B1 and G. This whole grain rice has a pleasant nut like flavor. On the down side, it does not keep as well as the white rice.

Wild rice (also called Indian rice) is not a true rice but the seed of marsh grass. Rice recipes made with this are known to make a great accompaniment for wild game recipes. It is more expensive than white or brown rice and only in recent years has become readily available in most supermarkets.

The time required for cooking rice varies according to the type which is used. Common varieties of white rice sold will cook in 15 to 25 minutes.  Brown rice will take a little longer; the wild rice taking the longest time to cook.

Did you ever wonder why they throw rice at weddings? (I think now they have done away with this tradition because of the birds eating it). Anyway, people use to laugh at a new bride trying to cook enough rice for only two. Because of the swelling, the bride often cooked enough for a whole week of rice recipes when planning for one meal. It actually expands to about three times the original amount.

Easy rice recipes can be made by using convenient food like frozen vegetables, canned soups or vegetables, cheeses and premixes. 


Red Rice RecipeRed Rice Recipe
Red Rice Recipe in a Casserole DishRed Rice Recipe in a Casserole Dish

Rice recipes are often made with tomatoes or tomato sauce with many additional seasonings.

  • ¼ Pound bacon
  • ½ Cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ Cup finely chopped celery
  • ¼ Cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 Cups uncooked rice
  • 2 Cans (16 Ounces each) tomatoes (Pureed)
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon hot sauce

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove from skillet and crumble.
Sauté onion, celery and bell pepper in skillet until tender.
Add rice, tomatoes, bacon and seasonings to the skillet.
Stir mixture to blend and cook on stove top 10 minutes.
Pour mixture into a greased casserole dish; bake for 1 hour.
Serves 6 to 8.


  • ½ Cup butter
  • 1 Medium chopped onion
  • ½ Cup chopped celery
  • 1 Can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ Can evaporate milk
  • ½ Pound Velveeta cheese
  • 1 Cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup Uncle Ben’s long grain wild rice with seasoning package
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli

Sauté onion and celery in the butter. Add the soup, milk and cheese to make a sauce. Place cooked rice in greased casserole dish. Cover with cooked broccoli. Pour soup mixture over top. Bake for 45 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.


  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen broccoli
  • 1 Cup minute rice
  • 1 Can mushroom soup
  • 1 (6 ounce) jar Cheese Whiz
  • ½ Cup chopped onion
  • ½ Cup chopped green peppers
  • ¼ Cup olive oil

Sauté onions and green peppers in the olive oil. When vegetables are tender, add the soup and Cheese Whiz. Stir until creamy and set aside.

Cook rice as directed on box. When rice is nearly finished cooking, add thawed broccoli. Stir creamy mixture into the rice and broccoli mixture. Pour mixture into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


  • 5 Cups milk
  • 2 ½ Cups white rice
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ Cup raisins
  • ½ Pint whipping cream
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla

Put milk, sugar and rice in a heavy saucepan. Heat on moderately high heat to boiling point, BUT NOT BOILING. Cover and steam for 50 minutes. Quickly add cinnamon, raisins and vanilla and stir. Turn off heat, cover pan again and let set on burner for 10 more minutes. Spoon pudding into desert dishes. And refrigerate until cold. Before serving, whip up the ½ pint of whipping cream and top each pudding with whipped cream.


  • 5 Large pork chops
  • 3 Cups chopped onions
  • 2 Cups chopped celery
  • 1 Can Chinese vegetables
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Teaspoon Soya sauce
  • 1 Can mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • ¼ Cup butter
  • Dash Tabasco sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • Chinese noodles

Cook chops in small amount of fat; do not brown.
Cut meat in small pieces; add celery and onion and sauté.
Put mixture in heavy saucepan.
Add vegetables, 1 cup water, Soya sauce, mushrooms, salt, pepper, butter and Tabasco.
Bring mixture to a boil; dissolve cornstarch in the boiling water and add to mixture.
Stir occasionally and cook about 30 minutes; serve over cooked white rice.
Sprinkle top with Chinese noodles; serves 6 to 8.