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My dh loves rice. I don't get it but it seems like that's all he ever wants to eat. I make a lot of stir fry and rice and I'm getting sick of it. I ask him what he wants to dinner and he said rice. Just rice. Ugh... I need some suggestions for recipes with rice. TIA
 

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Have you tried typing rice into <a href="http://www.allrecipes.com" target="_blank">www.allrecipes.com</a> ? It's a great site that takes whatever ingredient you enter and gives you recipes that incorporates it. Stuffed peppers use rice for the stuffing I know, it's been a while since I've made it though so I don't recall the recipe off the top of my head.
 

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Risotto!<br><br>
If you've never made it before, get some GOOD, preferably homemade, stock simmering in a pot on the stove. Then in another pot, saute onions/leeks and garlic in butter or olive oil (if you're vegan). Then add arborio rice--it's short-grain stuff, v. important--and saute for a little. Then add some chopped veggies--capsicum, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli etc--and saute just a wee bit longer. Then start adding the stock, a ladleful at a time. Stir the rice and keep it simmering, and every time it's absorbed nearly all of the stock add another ladleful. At this point I like to add flavourings--salt, pepper, mustard, tomato paste, pesto, herbs, depending what flavour risotto you want. When the rice and veggies are cooked, and the stock has been nicely absorbed, leave it for a minute or two and then beat in some butter, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, normal cheese, cottage cheese, or whatever. (Olive oil again, if you're vegan). I love mine with a few cubes of cream cheese sprinkled in it. Then put it in bowls, and serve!<br><br>
Seriously delicious. There are a thousand versions out there--seafood ones, cheesy ones, eggy ones, vegetarian ones of all kinds, chicken ones, you name it. DH and I had it a few nights ago with chicken stock, but no meat, just veggies; and flavoured with tomato paste and herbs. Nutritional yeast is a yummy addition, too--beat it in at the end when it's nearly cooked.<br><br>
DH adores rice, and I'm fairly keen on it myself (although sadly my efforts to wean him onto brown rice have been of no avail... so far!). Other things we do include making that yellow Indian rice with peas, to have with curry and naan bread; and of course, sushi!
 

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I like to use rice in casseroles, instead of noodles. YUM. My favorite is teryaki (sp?) salmon fillets with sticky rice and green vegetables. We also serve our chili over rice....I grew up eating it that way and can't eat chili without rice now. My dad used to make snowballs of rice with an ice-cream scooper, and then poor the chili around them. Looked like Mt. Fuji in a bowl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Add it to soups, especially creamy soups. I love love love rice, but can't eat it too often now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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LOL - I was just thinking about this topic this morning. My son has lots of allergies and rice is a safe food so I'm trying to find lots of recipies that use it.
 

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Rice pudding, fried rice, stuffed anything (peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, etc.), rice balls, rice cakes, rice salad, rice soup, mix it with meat and make meatballs, meatloaf, meat patties, roll it into cabbage leaves... there's saffron rice, paella, risotto, "spanish" rice, it's a natural in tacos, burritos, taco salad. Serve it with beef strogonoff, curry, grilled meat, any dish with a sauce. You can make flavored sushi rice mixed with raw veggies and topped with the catch of the day (I'm assuming cooked).<br><br>
Rice can be served just about anywhere you might serve a potato or pasta dish. It doesn't require anything special. Top it with a pat of butter and some garlic salt or sprinkle it with some soy sauce if that's your thing.<br><br>
Just because he wants rice doesn't mean you have to eat it too. Keep a pan of it on hand and just heat up enough for him to eat with the meal, while you can eat whatever else you want.<br><br>
And if he's eating that much white rice you might want to consider switching him to brown. White rice is devoid of just about all nutrition. It's pure carbohydrate with nothing to mitigate it, a lot like white bread. It took me a while, but I finally found a brown rice we like, allthough i had to try quite a few. Now neither of us really likes white rice that much anymore, we prefer the brown. I just went down to the HFS and bought 1/2 c of each brown rice (in bulk) until I found the one we like.<br><br>
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And if he's eating that much white rice you might want to consider switching him to brown. White rice is devoid of just about all nutrition. It's pure carbohydrate with nothing to mitigate it, a lot like white bread. It took me a while, but I finally found a brown rice we like, allthough i had to try quite a few. Now neither of us really likes white rice that much anymore, we prefer the brown. I just went down to the HFS and bought 1/2 c of each brown rice (in bulk) until I found the one we like.<br><br>
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No white rice in our house! We switched to brown rice years ago. Thanks for all of the suggestions BTW! I'm not very creative when it comes to food.
 

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I made a leftover rice dish the other day, and thought it was a tasty, simple way to use up some rice...I just added some salsa and cheese to leftover rice in the frying pan. I also had about 1/2 cup of leftover ground beef in a tomatoey sauce that I threw in, but I could hardly notice it.<br><br>
We lived in SE Asia for over a year, and they eat rice there 3 times a day!
 

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I'd use brown rice and make it into fried rice. Add some egg for protein, lots of veggies, some onion and rice. DD eats it right up and I use a ton of veggies.
 

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I've just made a lentil and brown rice dish. I used equal amounts of pink lentils and brown rice(1 c.,) then added a clove of garlic, crushed, and a little crushed ginger in stock. I also ground some cumin and coriander. Sometimes I add a cut up carrot, sometimes red peppers, sometimes both. With about 2 cups of stock it makes a nice dish or add more stock, then blend, to make soup.<br><br>
If it's just rice I'm fixing, I usually add frozen peas to the rice cooker.
 

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Jambalaya.<br>
yum.<br><br>
and I second the chilli with rice thing. It's a good way to let everyone have the spiciness they want.<br><br>
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Yeah that! I was getting ready to post the same thing. My family is bonkers for jambalaya!
 

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One of my favorites is Peanut Butter Rice <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=520224" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=520224</a> (#11)<br>
and Fried Rice (#23)<br>
We eat alot of rice too- the other night I put in some ground meat and salsa and we ate it with tortilla chips.<br>
I make a green chili cheese and rice dish and a black bean/rice casserole- very tasty. Allrecipes.com is a great resource!
 

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Porcupine meatballs, too
 

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I make burrito stuffing with rice this way:<br><br>
In a large pot like a dutch oven, saute an onion and a pepper, both diced, in the oil of your choice.<br><br>
When that's almost done, add some cumin, cayenne, & whatever else you want and let the spices toast up a bit.<br><br>
Deglaze with 2 or 3 cups of stock, maybe 4 depending on how much you want to make. (This recipe is very forgiving and you cannot mess it up!)<br><br>
Add some black beans, maybe 1 or 2 cups. Add some diced butternut or delicata sqaush.<br><br>
Add some brown rice, about a cup.<br><br>
Let the whole thing cook til you have the consistency you want to stuff your burrito with. Serve with avocado, cilantro, lime, sour cream, cheese -- the works!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Suprised nobody has said red beans & rice yet! It's one of our favorites.
 

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I make pilafs frequently. With onions sauted until carmelized and dark, turmeric, saffron, ginger, whole cardamom pods, whole cinnamon sticks, coriander, fenugreek seeds, cashews, sometimes a little dried fruit, and chicken broth.
 

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Heat a bit of butter or oil in a frying pan.<br>
Heat a can of chick peas (rinsed and drained)<br>
Add 3 tblspns sun dried tomatoes in oil and a bunch of fresh parsley. Cook<br>
for 3 min.<br>
Add 3 cups cooked brown rice<br>
Add some, chopped fresh basil and some dried oregano.<br>
Add to chickpea mix. Add cple tblspns water. Toss<br>
and heat thru.<br>
Sprinkle with parmeasan if you want. Super yummy!<br><br>
this is one you put over brown rice--from the 'Vegetarian Times' cookbook:<br><br><br>
Sweet & Sour Lentils with Brown Rice<br>
Recipe Serves: 4<br><br>
Recipes Ingredients:<br>
1/2 c Dry lentils<br>
1/2 c Water<br>
3 c Water<br>
1 ts Cornstarch<br>
2 tb Vinegar<br>
1 sm Onion, sliced<br>
2 tb Honey<br>
2 tb Oil<br>
1 tb Tamari<br>
4 ea Celery sliced diagonally<br>
1/2 ts Grated ginger<br><br><br>
Recipe Instructions:<br>
Bring water to a boil & cook lentils for 25 minutes. Drain & set aside. combine vinegar, honey, tamari, ginger & water. Bring to a boil. mix cornstarch with a little water & add to sauce. Saute onion in oil till soft. Add pieces of celery & cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add lentils, mix well. Add sauce, simmer 5 minutes. Serve over rice.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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