Looking for easy rice recipes? Want to know how to use up the rice in your storecupboard? Try our ideas here, then check out our fried rice recipes.
If you have a bag of basmati rice, make our spring veg pilaf, Mexican rice or classic egg fried rice. Cooked a paella and have some paella rice left over? Check out our Spanish-style chicken and chorizo rice. Looking for other ways to use risotto rice? Try our arancini balls.
Easy rice recipes
Our comforting recipe for egg and bacon fried rice is a quick and easy substitute for anyone craving a midweek Chinese takeaway. Did we mention it only takes 20 minutes to make?
This vegan Mexican rice has a great kick of spice. It can be eaten on its own or, if you want to add some protein, it’s good with beans, crumbled feta, cooked chicken or prawns stirred through.
Add plenty of colour to your midweek meals with this nourishing vegetarian one-pot, packed with plenty of greens and lots of aromatic spices.
With a little bit of know-how (and some soothing, meditative stirring), a creamy, umami-rich risotto with perfectly cooked rice is guaranteed. Here’s how to master this comfort-food classic.
Everyone loves creamy baked rice pudding and it makes a great easy sharing dessert to serve up for family after Sunday lunch. This version uses fragrant cardamom for a subtle spiced finish.
A celebration of all things seafood, this colourful rice dish calls for plenty of paprika, garlic, mussels, king prawns and oregano. It’s by Sabrina Ghayour and is inspired by her travels to Porto.
Add a bit of spice to your basmati rice with cinnamon, cumin and turmeric for an easy midweek dinner.
Packed with subtle perfume flavours and zesty preserved lemons, this vegan pilaf is a hearty all-in-one midweek meal for the family to enjoy.
Spice up your rice with crab, broccoli and prik nam pla – a punchy Thai dipping sauce. Discover more of our best crab recipes here.
Sabrina Ghayour takes a classic Persian recipe, loobia polow (rice cooked with green beans and meat), and made it veggie for a showstopping meat-free main. Check out more of our impressive veggie mains.
Make this low-calorie baked rice dish with crispy manchego crust and butternut squash for a filling midweek meal ready in 50 minutes. Check out more of our low-calorie recipes here.
Check out our vegan fried rice with smoked tofu. Make this quick and easy recipe for a low-calorie midweek meal for two.
Check out our simple rice dish with spicy red chillis, salty-sweet bacon jam and soft boiled eggs. This low-calorie breakfast recipe is quick, easy and ready in 20 minutes.
Our super simple kedgeree recipe is made with buttery leeks and smoked trout. This flavoursome dish is ready in just 30 minutes, an easy midweek meal for two.
Try this nutritious, spice-packed rice salad for a midweek meal. Red rice is thought to be healthier and more nutritious than even brown rice, so this is a great, healthy option.
Supplì are Italian snacks made from a ball of rice, egg and tomatoes – typical of the Roman diet. Here we suggest using leftover cooked risotto to make these gooey, cheesy bites.
A spectacular crowd-pleasing dish, our paella uses chicken, chorizo, pancetta and seafood to pack-in tonnes of flavour. Serve from a huge paella pan for extra impact.
A simple vegetarian main (as long as you can find a veggie alternative to Parmesan), made from leftover risotto, pine nuts and lots of spinach. Great served with mash and greens.
This recipe for Lebanese rice and lentils with caramelised onions is a storecupboard winner and is ready in just 40 minutes, making it a perfect option for an easy midweek meal.
A spicy Spanish one pot. Made with chicken and chorizo and plenty of hot smoked paprika, this is a gutsy rice dish that is sure to impress friends and family.