Gallo pinto, literally "spotted rooster," is ubiquitous in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It refers to black beans and rice cooked together, and is served at every meal, surrounded by various side dishes. It's easy to make and very healthy.
An easy recipe for colorful, spicy jasmine rice.
Simple but a bit more textured than rice pilaf thanks to the addition of millet and quinoa.
Earthy wild rice pairs beautifully with sweet chestnuts.
Soaked, uncooked wild rice is firm with an earthy flavor that pairs wonderfully with cranberries and walnuts.
Rice pilaf enhanced with golden potatoes, for when you just can't decide between your two favorite starches.
Serve these incredibly flavorful stuffed bell peppers alongside a green salad for an easy, colorful meal.
I used to hate making rice, until I realized that the world won't end if I ignore conventional wisdom. It's ok to remove the lid to stir during cooking and to add more water, and it doesn't even matter if there's liquid left at the end. As when cooking pasta, you can just drain whatever's left when the rice is ready.