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Rice is a staple food in many countries around the world. People in most asian countries like India, China, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh rice their main dish, while in western countries it is used as a side-dish. 

In Asian countries, basic steamed rice is served with some curry or dal and some side-dish. It is also used to prepare many variety rice dishes in which cooked rice is seasoned and flavoured with lemon, tomato, tamarind, curd or coconut. Vegetables can be added while cooking rice to make different one pot meals called pulaos. Biryani is yet another famous preparation with rice and meat, that is made during special occasions. Rice is also made into flour or batter and many dishes are prepared. There are also desserts prepared with rice. 

There are many varieties of rice available which varies in size, colour and texture. There is white, brown, red and black rice that has different nutritional benefits are used in its own way based on the region where it is available. For most biryani and pulao preparations, basmati rice is commonly used. For south indian style variety rice, mostly raw rice or boiled rice is used. 

The best thing about rice dishes is that it is gluten free and can be safely given to babies or even old people. In fact it is the first food that is given to infants. Even sick people are given simple rice preparations.

Here I've listed a huge collection of simple recipes of different rice dishes from various parts of India and around the globe. Do try out and enjoy!!

Plain Rice / Steamed Rice

White Rice White Rice (Steamed Rice)

Biryani Varieties (Biriyani)

Egg Biryani Chicken Biryani Shrimp (or Prawns) Biryani Cooked Meat Biryani
Chana Biryani Mushroom Soya Biryani Mushroom Soya Biryani Kaadai / Quail Biryani Fish Biryani
CKP Prawns Biryani Hyderabadi Biryani Vegetable Biryani Khuska Biryani
CKP Chicken Biryani Turkey Biryani Turkey Biryani

North Indian Pulao Varieties / Rice Pilaf Recipes

Kashmiri Pulao Zafrani Pulao Jeera Pulao
Peas Pulao
Dill Pulao Mixed Vegetable Pulao Mixed Vegetable Pulao Egg Pulav

South Indian Variety Rice

Curry Leaf Rice Curd Rice Tomato Rice Mint Coriander Rice
Mango Rice Lemon Rice Ellu Sadam Khuska Biryani
Coconut Rice Coconut Rice Bisi Bele Bath

Vegetable Rice (One pot meal ideas for lunch box)

Carrot Rice Asparagus Pulao Capsicum Rice Corn Rice
Gooseberry Rice
Spinach Rice
Methi Pulao Okra Rice
Cauliflower Pulao Potato Pulav Vangi Bath Corn Biryani
Broccoli Pilaf Broccoli Pulao

Rice with Lentils (Kitchadi and Pongal Varieties)

Puli Pongal Ven Pongal Sambhar (Kadamba) Sadam Bisi Bele Bath
Payaru Kanji Paal Pongal Paal (Milk) Pongal

Sweet Rice Dishes

Zarda Rice Rice Pudding Sweet Pongal Phirni (Rice Kheer)

Nei Payasam
Akkaravadisal Akkaravadisal

International Rice Dishes

Chicken Fried Rice Vegetable Fried Rice
Rice Pudding

Tiffin Items with Rice

Pidi Kolukattai Puttu Idli Kuzhipaniyaram
Tri-colour Rice Dhokla Idiyappam Appam Ammini Kozhukattai
Ari Pathiri Plain Dosa Recipe Onion Uthappam Neer Dosa

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SELVI KARTHIK   (December 11, 2015)
Hai dear Dahlia am shocked how do you learn this all? Anyway it is very useful for me. I learn this site for my son Rithish
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 16, 2015)
Hi Selvi, Even I learnt all the dishes over the years from family, friends and other blogs. Keep trying new dishes and enjoy.
arulganesh   (August 14, 2015)
Good Hyderabad food
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 15, 2015)
prachi   (June 15, 2015)
I like this site good work dahlia
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 18, 2015)
Thanks Prachi...
RAKESH S   (June 8, 2015)
Thanks for the varities of rice recipes. I am trying to prepare Jeera pulav today..!!
Nafila   (March 22, 2015)
Wow... Yummy...
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 23, 2015)
Thank You.
fanish sahu   (February 18, 2015)
Dahlia nice work
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 23, 2015)
Thank You.
bhanu   (January 10, 2015)
I wan to know kaju masala recipe... Pls add that in this site..
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 26, 2015)
Sure. Will add soon.
shwetha   (December 23, 2014)
Mint rice was superrrrr!
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 2, 2015)
Thank You.
Ann Jose   (December 7, 2014)
All the recipes are easy and less time consuming. And almost all d regional dishes.. wow! Awesome work.. in love with this site.. ♥♥
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 18, 2014)
Thank you so much Ann.. I am glad you like it.
Diana Komal   (November 15, 2014)
All the recipes looks delicious. Got to try them one at a time. Thank you so much for sharing. Adds interest to everyday cooking and eating.
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 15, 2014)
Thanks. I am so glad that the site has been motivating you.
prasanna . v   (November 6, 2014)
Sup er asaom
madhuri krishna   (October 30, 2014)
Supper aosam :-)
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 7, 2014)
What does that mean??
madhuri krishna   (October 30, 2014)
Supper aosam :-)
srilakshmi   (October 27, 2014)
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 29, 2014)
Maanasa   (October 23, 2014)
Capsicum rice is very yummy.Thanks for the recipe.
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 23, 2014)
Yes. Its very tasty.. I'm happy you enjoyed...
Govindarajan   (October 15, 2014)
nice.... for prepare lunch it is very useful.
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 15, 2014)
Anuchi jain   (October 8, 2014)
Nice recipe

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