Beans and rice. Rice and beans.
Black beans with salsa on top. Pintos with salsa and cheese. Pintos with onions, served with cornbread and pepper vinegar. Blackeyed peas with onions and chow-chow. Red beans with cajun seasoning, with or without sausage. Lentils with some sort of curry flavoring (in the rice or the lentils themselves). Sauteed tofu with roasted or sauteed vegetables, then the whole thing dusted with nutrtional yeast (a local restaurant calls this a "golden bowl", and it's great)
Cold rice salad. Rice, scallions or onions, a bell pepper if you have it, meat if you want, then top with a vinagrette. I like chicken, rice, and artichoke hearts, but anything is good, really.
Rice pilaf. The easy version we eat as a side dish is rice, parsley, scallions, nuts, and a squeeze of citrus juice. I eat it the next day as lunch.
Savannah red rice (I'm not sure what makes this different from jambalaya, but that's what we call it around here)
Gumbo with rice
Chili over rice
Cuban picadillo over rice (not authentic, but it's good)
Taco meat mixed with rice, served in a corn (for tacos) or flour (for burritos) tortilla. Bring along whatever toppings you like.
Make it into rice pudding for a treat.
Chicken and rice casserole.
Chicken and rice soup (creamy or not)
I'm not sure how it would work with cooked rice, but maybe porcupine meatballs
This would be more involved, but you could make a rice stuffing/dressing, then eat it all week.
Fake empanadas--use phyllo dough, pie crust, or canned biscuits. Fill a circle with rice, beans, meat (if you want), cheese. Cover the filling to make half circles. Bake until the dough is done.
We love rice here! I'm always trying to find new ways to eat it!