Last updated on June 14th, 2019
30 best rice recipes collection from Indian and Asian cuisine. Rice is the staple grain of south India but very widely consumed across India and other Asian countries as well. In this rice recipes collection you will 30 best of Indian recipes using rice. There are so many more recipes with rice you can make other than biryani and pulao. Getting cooking with rice, rice is nice after all 🙂
Did you know there are 40, 000 types of rice were cultivated? In India alone there are so many varieties of traditional rice used in various preparations. These days we commonly use ponni rice, brown rice, par boiled rice, jeeraga samba and basmati for various recipes.
For south Indian rice recipes you can use ponni raw rice or sona masuri for tempered rice recipes like lemon rice, tomato rice. For south Indian pilaf and biryani you can use jeeraga samba for its flavor.
In north India mostly long grained rice like basmati rice is used for making jeera rice, veg pulao etc.
You will find around 100 rice based recipes in the blog but here I am sharing a collection of 30 best rice recipes from Indian cuisine. These are the most popular recipes in India that is loved by the most.
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South Indian Rice Recipes
Sweet pongal recipe– a very delicious and traditional sweet pudding made with rice and jaggery. You can use new rice for this recipe if possible for mushy texture. Sakkarai pongal is the most tasty prasadham you will get in Vishnu temples :). Also check
Lemon rice– Easiest tempered rice you can make is this lemon rice. If you have left over rice, it is best suited for making lemon rice. Check out
Bisibelebath recipe– hearty and healty one pot meal that you can make for guests. Packed with rice, lentils and veggies this is a wholesome dish for toddlers and kids. Serve with vadam, potato chips, banana chips.
Arisi paruppu sadham– One more popular one pot healthy meal you can make with rice and lentils. Goes well with simple raita.
Paal payasam– Yummy and tasty payasam made with rice and milk. Must in all weddings.
Biryani and Pulao Recipes
Veg dum biryani– Perfect veg dum biryani from Hyderabad. If you are a biryani lover you gotta try this recipe soon. One of the most popular recipes from the blog too. Serve with
Veg pulao– Fluffy, yummy and wholesome veg pulao with basmati rice, veggies and spices. You can make this veg pulao for guests with a simple raita. On busy days you can make this
Peas pulao– Simple and easy to make one pot pulao with fresh green peas. This minimally spiced pulao is best served with spicy curries like
Paneer pulao– Mildly spiced and delicately flavored pulao that you can make for toddlers and kids. Addition of paneer will make it interesting for them. Also check
Corn pulao– One more easy and healthy pulao recipe you can pack in toddlers and kids lunch.Very mildly flavored rice with sweetness form corn kernels will please the young palates. Also check
Restaurant style biryani- Quick and easy to make south Indian restaurant style veg biryani with toasted bread pieces. Serve with raita.
Paneer biryani– Very festive, rich and delicious biryani that you can elaborately make on relaxed weekend. This spicy biryani is a real treat to all biryani lovers. More spicy paneer recipes you might like
Aloo dum biryani– Chettinad style dum biryani made with baby potatoes. Very flavorful vibrant biryani to serve wit raita. More small potato recipes
Veg tahiri recipe– A cross between biryani and pulao, this is a very flavorful recipe from Awadhi cuisine.
Indo Chinese Rice Recipes
Veg fried rice– Classic Indian style fried rice with just two seasoning ingredients. Sans any sauce, this fried rice is very flavorful and delicious. Serve with
Schezwan fried rice– Our all time favorite spicy and delicious schezwan fried rice with homemade schezwan sauce. Also check
Paneer fried rice– Simple and flavorful fried rice with paneer. Also check
Other Delicious Rice Recipes
Mexican rice– Best vegetarian Mexican rice to serve with refried beans. Also check
Masala rice– Make best use of your leftover rice with this simple veg masala rice. Quick, easy and oh so delicious. Also check
Vangi bath– Robust and delicious rice recipe from Maharastra. Made with eggplants and freshly pounded rice powder, this is one top favorite at home.
Sambar rice– Simple version of bisibelebath is this one pot sambar rice. Popular in South indian restaurants for quick lunch.
Khichdi– Mild, smooth, yummy and light on tummy, this rice and lentils khichdi is soul food for many Indians 🙂
Jeera rice– The most popular north Indian rice recipe with onions and cumin seeds
Rice patties– With leftover rice you can Also make these delicious rice patties or cutlets.
Phirni– Easy to make rich and yummy dessert with basmati rice
Rice kheer– Popular and delicious rice pudding made with sugar and basmati rice.