Risotto isn't difficult to make, though it does require a lot of standing at the stove, stirring away. The end result, however, is delicious and a wonderful comfort food.
Simply cooking rice in coconut milk instead of water adds a whole new dimension of flavor. Since coconut is a tropical fruit, coconut rice is traditional to southern Indian, southeast Asian, and Latin American cuisines.
Spanish rice is a traditional, somewhat spicy side dish found throughout Latin America.
Kosherie is an Egyptian dish of spicy lentils, rice, pasta, and fried onions. You have to cook each of these elements simultaneously, but each one is fairly simple.
Easy technique for making a healthy side dish.
These black bean veggie burgers from Jamaica are spicy and delicious.
Incredibly flavorful meatloaf-style dish made with mushrooms, rice, and lentils.
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.