Rice Recipes

Our Rice Recipes section contains a number of easy rice recipes. Rice/Chawal is the staple diet of large parts of India, specially Eastern India and Southern India. Rice is a popular diet in other parts of the world also such as China and Southeast Asia. Indian rice recipes are very popular. Try our delicious rice recipes.
Japanese Rice Crackers
Just like the name, this snack too is quite interesting in its taste. It wouldn't be wrong to call it a Japanese version of a pancake.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 7.7 / 10 (3 votes)
Mallige Idli
This dish is probably called 'Mallige Idli' since it is as tender as the flower named 'Mallige' (Jasmine). For most South Indians, nothing can be more satisfying than a plate full of these Idlis for breakfast.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.4 / 10 (26 votes)
Spanish Rice Bake
Spanish Rice Bake is a savory rice dish, usually had for lunch. Learn how to make/prepare Spanish Rice Bake by following this easy recipe.

• Non Veg.   • Average   
Capsicum Rice

Capsicum rice is generally eaten as a breakfast in all South Indian households. With the number of veggies and capsicum the dish not only becomes exceptionally tasty but a very healthy option. This dish is so filling and satisfying that you avoid eating anything unhealthy.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.6 / 10 (26 votes)
Puliyogare Rice
Also known to many as the 'Tamarind Rice', this tangy preparation is a favorite amongst the masses of South Indian states. Like the lemon rice, the 'Puliyogare' is also a good option for breakfast.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 9.0 / 10 (26 votes)
Paneer Pudina Pulao
Paneer Pudina Pulao is a delicious vegetarian rice recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Paneer Pudina Pulao by following this easy recipe.

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Chakara Pongal
The Chakara Pongal is a popular South-Indian delicacy made during all festivals and important occasions. The raisins and the cashews that are added make the dish an absolute delight to have.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.0 / 10 (7 votes)
Cabbage and Capsicum Pulao
The aromatic long grained rice combined with chopped capsicum and cabbage makes this healthy and tasty Pulao. It serves perfectly well as a sumptuous and light dish for dinner.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 7.0 / 10 (3 votes)
Adhirasam is a sweet dish made during festivals in South India. This is made with rice and jaggery, making it a healthy and a yummy dish that no one can say no to.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.9 / 10 (22 votes)
Chicken Dum Biryani
Chicken Dum Biryani is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Indian Chicken Dum Biryani by following this simple & easy recipe.

• Non Veg.   • Average    Rating: 10.0 / 10 (2 votes)
Rice Chakli
Rice Chaklies are crunchy South-Indian snacks that are generally made during all festivals. The til seeds that are added to the batter lend a lovely taste in every bite of the chakli.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.5 / 10 (22 votes)
Any festival or birthday or get together or a craving for sweets, payesh fits the bill perfectly. You must be familiar with this if you are a Bengali, but if you are not even then you can be sure that this dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth. All you need is rice, milk, cardamom, jaggery and your favorite dry fruits for garnishing.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.5 / 10 (11 votes)
Sel Roti
Sel roti is a typical Nepali dish that is relished by anyone who has a sweet tooth. The clove and cardamom added to this mixture makes it irresistible to stop at just one. It is generally had as a snack during festive occasions like Diwali.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.7 / 10 (84 votes)
Kurmura Ladoo
This crispy, crunchy, sweet puffed rice crisps is a typical Punjabi sweet that is passed on to celebrate the end of the winter, Lohri. The scrumptious combination of puffed rice, jaggery and peanuts is one to die for.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.1 / 10 (10 votes)
Yakhni Pulav
Yakhni pulav is a rice dish and one of the favorites among rice lovers. The recipe involves rice flavoured with spicy mutton and curd. You will need mutton cut into 1"/2" pieces, basmati rice and curd apart from all the spices. Marinate mutton in all the spices and then cook it is the stock adding curd to it, and finally, add the rice and cook till done.

• Non Veg.   • Average    Rating: 8.3 / 10 (9 votes)
Peas Pulao
One of the best rice dishes for vegetarians, peas pulao is definitely one which will not challenge your culinary skills. This is easy to cook and you can make it anytime at home because the ingredients like frozen or fresh peas, basmati rice, onion, ghee, cumin seeds, cloves, garlic are readily available ingredients. The garnishing with coriander leaves enhances the taste and our appetite as well.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.8 / 10 (18 votes)
Aravana Payasam
Aravana Payasam is a very famous recipe. Learn how to make Aravana Payasam by following this easy recipe.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.7 / 10 (3 votes)
A typical sweet served prepared for Makara Sankranthi festival, this south-Indian sweet is a perfection concoction of rice powder, jaggery and sesame seeds and the sweetness of it says it all.

• Veg.   • Average    Rating: 9.6 / 10 (21 votes)
Set Dosa
Don't have the skills needed to make the perfect paper dosa? No worries, make the set dosa. It's dosa, after all, and as delicious as a pancake (move over, Indian crepes!)

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 7.9 / 10 (10 votes)
Handi Biryani
The fine long grains of Basmati rice coupled with the aroma of the dry fruits makes this a mouth-watering delight. An addition of salad makes this the perfect option for a dinner.

• Veg.   • Difficult    Rating: 9.7 / 10 (3 votes)
Jeera Rice
If you find plain, steamed rice quite bland, then try making the Jeera rice. For a better experience, we suggest you to have it with a spicy gravy.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.4 / 10 (30 votes)
Sakkarai Pongal
One can't afford to miss this one if he/she is exploring authentic south Indian cuisine. Prepared using Rice and dry fruits, people with a sweet tooth will absolutely fall in love with this dessert.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 9.2 / 10 (12 votes)
Til Pitha
Til pitha is almost synonymous to Bihu as you cannot think of Bhogali Bihu without loads of til pitha. This traditional dish is not known to many except the Assamese community, but we bet, once you have it you will crave for more. This cylindrical shaped dessert is stuffed with til (sesame) and sometimes with coconut too.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 8.9 / 10 (11 votes)
Mint Rice
Mint Rice is a delicious South Indian recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Mint Pulav by following this easy recipe.

• Veg.   • Easy    Rating: 10.0 / 10 (3 votes)
Kashmiri Mutanjan
Kashmiri Mutanjan is a very popular non vegetarian recipe from the Kashmiri cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Kashmiri Mutanjan by following this easy recipe.

• Non Veg.   • Difficult    Rating: 9.0 / 10 (1 vote)