Rice is nice

Rice is a great base for loads of flavours and can help bulk out even the most frugal of meals. Here are a selection of out top rice recipes. 

Rice is nice

Thrifty rice ideas

Try something a little different with these great family-friendly rice dishes

Rice and peas

Rice and peas

Rice and peas is a very well-known Jamaican recipe. In Jamaica, ‘peas’ is used to describe red kidney beans.

Basmati and wild rice with raisins and pumpkin seeds

Basmati and wild rice with raisins and pumpkin seeds

A deliciously different veggie side dish: the rice provides carbohydrates, the pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of zinc, while the raisins add a touch of sweetness.

Rice salad with smoked peppered mackerel

Rice salad with smoked peppered mackerel

This substantial yet healthy dish is scented with Indian spices. It makes a great alternative to a traditional rice salad if you're planning on catering for a party or buffet.

Griddled chicken rice salad

Griddled chicken rice salad

A rice salad is the perfect dish for summer, and with ready-cooked rice, it needs little cooking. Simply defrost the basic pilaf and add barbecued chicken and flavours – easy!

Lamb and chickpea pilaf

Lamb and chickpea pilaf

Lamb can be expensive, but this Moroccan pilaf rice dish makes a small amount go further, so as well as being super tasty it's also budget friendly.

Risotto all'arrabiata

Risotto all'arrabiata

Cosy and comforting, this tomato-based risotto is a satisfying twist on the classic Italian pasta dish.

Wild mushroom, bacon, and barley risotto

Wild mushroom, bacon, and barley risotto

The ingredients might sound like a strange combination but it's an earthy, savoury and deeply comforting dish.

Pea risotto

Pea risotto

This Venetian classic, also known as 'risi e bisi', has a soupy texture. Reduce the amount of stock for a thicker texture, if you prefer.

A rather old-fashioned rice salad

A rather old-fashioned rice salad

A truly retro picnic dish.

 

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