Rice Based Meals - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 9 Old 04-15-2010, 02:33 PM - Thread Starter
limette's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a ton of long grain white rice.

I need recipes for cheap rice based meals.

Any ideas you can throw at me?
limette is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 9 Old 04-15-2010, 03:19 PM
calebsmommy25's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ithaca, NY
Posts: 1,027
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Stir-fry, broccoli cheesy rice (possibly add chicken), spanish rice (hamburger, sauce, spices, cheese), egg fried rice, italian beans and rice, add the rice to soup, use some chili powder, salsa, etc. and add to a mexican night, curry, rice pilaf with veg and chicken. Could you make it into a rice pudding? How about cooking some up and adding to your freezer to use at a later point?

caffix.gifChristine: Mama to bouncy.gif  DS 04/17/08  *Infant Stroke Survivor*  Always remembering:  brokenheart.gifbrokenheart.gifbrokenheart.gif


Took a 'break' from TTC and look what happened:  2ndtri.gif!!!!    praying.gif  for a healthy, full term baby to be born August 2012!!  Hoping for a vbac.gif!

calebsmommy25 is offline  
#3 of 9 Old 04-15-2010, 03:41 PM
ikesmom's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,168
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dh bought me a rice cooker which I love , but I don't know many recipes for a rice cooker.

My standby is simple Mexican rice ; pour about 2TBS oil in a skillet on high heat and add about 2 cups of rice..u can add chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, bell pepper ect. after the rice is browned a little ..keep mixing so it doesn't burn. Turn heat to low and chicken broth, half can of tomato paste, cumin, salt, pepper, and garlic..oregano optional. Cover with a lid and don't mess with it until the liquid absorbs..fluff with fork..adjust seasoning to taste.

I will often make bean burritos and layer them over rice in a pyrex dish and then pour a can of Pato sauce over. I sprinkle lots of cheese on top. Put in the oven to melt the cheese. I like to make my own enchilada sauce , but the kids complain it is too hot no matter how much I mild it down.

I am going to try this recipe this week http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2...chicken-curry/
ikesmom is offline  
#4 of 9 Old 04-15-2010, 05:03 PM
AFWife's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,083
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We use rice as a side all.the.time.

Canned Salmon: Follow the recipe on the can and serve over rice.

Fried Rice: So simple. Lots of great recipes here and online.

Spicy Sausage and Rice Casserole

Kas (24), Helpmeet to Stefan (25), Mom to Franklin Gaudelio 4/15/09, Jonathan Boswell 1/2/11
AFWife is offline  
#5 of 9 Old 04-16-2010, 02:24 AM
blumooned's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: IA
Posts: 693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
porcupine meatballs - the rice sticks out when it's cooked like a porcupine I make these with ground chicken or turkey too

Erin - mama to my happy little guy, born April 09  kewl.gif

and my sweet baby, born July 12  babygirl.gif

blumooned is offline  
#6 of 9 Old 04-16-2010, 07:43 AM
ollyoxenfree's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,903
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Dahl (lentils) on rice. If you search the lentil thread, I think there's a couple of recipes there.

Black beans and rice. I can't find my recipe, but this one looks pretty easy:

Paella. My recipe is fairly expensive (lots of seafood, wine, etc.), but you can probably search for inexpensive versions.
ollyoxenfree is offline  
#7 of 9 Old 04-16-2010, 08:36 AM
wookie's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In my treasure's chest.
Posts: 408
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kidney bean curry (rajma) over rice. it's delish.

wookie is offline  
#8 of 9 Old 04-19-2010, 02:55 AM
CookieMonsterMommy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 6,009
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Golabki (stuffed cabbages) or stuffed peppers. Basically seasoned ground meat--pork, beef or both--mixed w/onions and cooked or partially cooked rice, stuffed into it's little veggie shell. If you're not keen on meat, you can use sauteed button mushrooms in it's place.

Italian rice balls. I don't have a recipe, but I'm sure you can find a good one online. Basically it's breaded rice, served w/sauce and mozz cheese.

Kelly, mama (12yoDS), doula, RN, and writer.
There's no where you can be that isn't where you were meant to be, its easy
CookieMonsterMommy is offline  
#9 of 9 Old 04-19-2010, 03:27 AM
Magelet's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 2,697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I love doing my "rice pilaf".

Saute onions (in your rice cooking pot) in some olive oil or butter. when they're done, add your rice and some raisins (and optional some little chicken peices. this turns it into more of a meal, though it makes a great side otherwise). When the rice has changed color a bit (or rather, it becomes more or less transparent, I can't recall which), (it's still white, or brown for brown rice), add in enough stock to cook the rice in, plus a little extra (the raisins will absorb it). Cook until done, salt to taste, add more butter. yumm.

Caroline, partner to J, post partum doula, kitchen manager, aspiring midwife, soon to be nursing student, mama to my furbaby, someday a mama to not so furry munchkins, G-d willing
Magelet is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 13,730

22 members and 13,708 guests
anacrish , Beemo3780 , brucebrown , Deborah , Fluffer , gizzypeach , katelove , Katherine73 , Lea Martin , lisak1234 , MamaNika , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , moominmamma , omarinbox1888 , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , samaxtics , Skippy918 , sren , transpecos
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.