Rice and Grain Recipes & Ideas
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How to Cook Steel-Cut Oats in 30 MinutesRecipes
When it is cold and dreary outside, there is oatmeal for breakfast. It’s an “If A, then B” kind of situation. If you have a little extra time — a weekend morning, say, or a handy snow day — it’s worth pulling out the steel-cut oats. Yes, they take longer to cook than our standby rolled oats, but the trade-off is the best bowl of oatmeal you’ve ever had.
Jul 6, 2023
Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread MuffinsRecipes
Cheddar- and jalapeño-flecked cornbread muffins are all too easy to love.
Jul 4, 2023
Iranian Jeweled RiceRecipes
I recently spent a few days with Najmieh Batmanglij — known to many as the “Queen of Persian Cooking” — who opened me up to the cooking of her native Iran, and in particular to a rice dish called jeweled rice, or Javaher Polow. When I took my first bite, I almost cried from a near overload in flavor, fragrance, balance and a notable infusion of love in the grains of rice, tart little barberries, and strands of candied orange peel.
Jul 2, 2023
This Caprese Couscous Salad Will Be Your Most Requested Summer SideRecipes
Oh, and it's practically no-cook!
Jun 30, 2023
How To Make a Quick Bowl of Polenta in the MicrowaveRecipes
Polenta is one of my very favorite breakfasts. I love the creamy, nutty taste of golden cornmeal in my bowl; it makes a lovely alternative to oatmeal or cold cereal. And it is even easier to whip up a bowl for breakfast than I realized, too. I used to just eat dinner leftovers for breakfast, but then I discovered that I can make a bowl of polenta in the microwave in five minutes.This will make one bowl of polenta, plenty for one person.
Jun 30, 2023
Vietnamese-Inspired Rice CrispsRecipes
Sometimes, in the midst of cooking, a what if? can lead you towards an entirely new path. That’s what happened when I set out to make Vietnamese summer rolls wrapped in sheets of rice paper. “Can you fry rice paper?” my partner wondered as he eyed the translucent round sheets. “Let’s experiment,” I gamely replied.
Jun 30, 2023
How To Make Old-Fashioned Date BarsRecipes
Accidentally gluten-free, healthy-ish, and dang delicious.
Jun 29, 2023
12 Wonderful Ways to Eat Your OatsRecipes
Think a hot bowl of stove-cooked oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again. From jam-filled granola bars and vegan oat pancakes, to sandwich bread and breakfast cookies, there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy this heart-healthy pantry staple.
Jun 29, 2023
3-Ingredient Cottage Cheese PancakesRecipes
You'll never guess the surprise ingredient.
Jun 29, 2023
How To Make Popcorn in the MicrowaveRecipes
Microwave popcorn has changed my snacking habits forever. No, I’m not talking about the plastic-wrapped packages of microwave popcorn from the store — although I will thank them for the inspiration. I’m talking about a more DIY version using a scoop of kernels and a plain brown paper lunch bag. It’s so easy and fast that it has now become the only way I make popcorn. Any paper bag will do, but I like to use brown paper lunch bags.
Jun 28, 2023
How To Make Easy Leftover Risotto Balls (Arancini)Recipes
Sometimes the sequel is even better than the original.
Jun 27, 2023
How To Make Baked Tofu for Salads, Sandwiches & SnacksRecipes
Watch the video to learn how to bake tofu at home.
Jun 22, 2023
Jerk Chicken Skillet DinnerRecipes
This meal is all about how much flavor you can pack in one pan.
Jun 19, 2023
How To Make Sprouted GrainsRecipes
Now that we’re up to speed on sprouted grains and their nutritional and culinary benefits, let’s take a look at how to actually make them at home. Sprouted grains, like wheat berries and rice, are super simple to make. They don’t require any major equipment, and they are also fun for both adults and kids to make. The grains are first soaked in water and then rinsed, drained, and kept moist inside a jar for a period of one to five days.
Jun 19, 2023
The Easy, Satisfying Japanese Breakfast I Make Again and Again Recipes
It's my favorite way to start the day.
Jun 18, 2023
Broccoli and Cheese RisottoRecipes
An easy weeknight recipe that's firmly in the family-friendly zone.
Jun 17, 2023
How To Make Perfect 15-Minute Risotto in a Pressure CookerRecipes
Risotto is one of those delicious dishes that not enough people make at home because it has a reputation for being fussy and time-consuming. If you make it the traditional way, you have to spend about 20 to 30 minutes at the stove, all of it hands-on time as you stir and add stock, stir and add stock, stir and add stock. What about a delicious, creamy risotto in about 12 to 15 minutes that includes some precious hands-off time?
Jun 12, 2023
You’re Just 4 Ingredients Away from Sticky Rice Cake Paradise
Kitchn Love Letters
Prepare to fall in love with this easy homemade biko.
Jun 12, 2023
The Simple Secret to My Mom's Amazing Cheese GritsRecipes
This ingredient takes these grits over the top.
Jun 4, 2023
Restaurant-Style Mexican RiceRecipes
If you've ever attempted your favorite Mexican restaurant's rice at home and failed, raise your hand. Well, you can put it down now.
Jun 3, 2023
A Beginner's Guide to Kimbap — Korea's Iconic Finger FoodRecipes
It’s infinitely customizable.
Jun 2, 2023
How To Make Chicken and Rice SoupRecipes
This soup is thrifty luxury at its finest.
Jun 1, 2023
10 Grain Salads to Prep on Sunday and Eat All Week LongRecipes
Make one for dinner tonight and you've got lunch covered for the rest of the week.
May 23, 2023
Salvadoran Pupusas con Curtido (Masa Cakes with Cabbage Slaw)Recipes
More than a decade after experiencing my first pupusa, I can still remember my wide-eyed joy as I bit into the thick, stuffed tortilla. Why had I never eaten one before, and how soon could I have another? As I learned, the best part about El Salvador’s national dish isn’t just the warm, savory masa filled with melty cheese (or meat or beans), but its brilliant accompaniment called curtido.
May 16, 2023
How To Make Easy Risotto in the Instant PotRecipes
America's favorite gadget shows off when it comes to risotto.
May 15, 2023
How To Make Creamy Make-Ahead Steel Cut OatsRecipes
Make it once and enjoy all week long.
May 4, 2023
This Arroz Verde Is Vibrant and Full of Herbaceous FlavorRecipes
And it comes out perfectly fluffy each time.

Apr 25, 2023
How To Make a Simple Rice Pilaf
30 Days of Broth
Think of rice pilaf as an upgrade to your everyday rice. It’s like rice that puts on a nice dress and some earrings — not much extra work, but the payoff is a side dish that feels just a little bit fancy. Today we’re making the very simplest rice pilaf: white rice cooked with a little flavorful oil and chopped onion, and then simmered with broth. It’s one step up from rice cooked in water, but not so elaborate that you can’t pull it together on a weeknight.
Apr 7, 2023
Three Methods for Perfect Rice on the StoveRecipes
Never have a failed pot of rice again.
Apr 7, 2023
How To Cook Fluffy, Tasty QuinoaRecipes
This method is foolproof.
Apr 7, 2023
Spinach-Artichoke Salad Has the Most Ingenious Crispy ToppingRecipes
The quinoa crunchies are a game-changer.
Apr 6, 2023
How To Make Corn Tortillas (Tortillas de Maíz)Recipes
Watch the video to learn how to make corn tortillas from scratch at home.
Mar 22, 2023
How To Make Chunky Granola ClustersRecipes
I have been making granola nearly every week, since my husband loves it and it makes great gifts for friends and family. But I’ve been slightly perplexed, until now, as to how to get the granola to clump up. I love chunky, clumpy sheets of granola that hold together until you chop them up. I finally found two significant elements, however, that will help you get deliciously clustered granola!
Mar 8, 2023
How To Make A Sushi Hand RollRecipes
Yesterday I covered the different types of sushi, and one of these was the temaki, or hand roll. This cone-shaped wrap of seaweed sheet (nori) is filled with vinegared rice and various ingredients. In this post I’ll explain how to make one.Items You Will Need:1 sheet of nori (seaweed sheets), cut in half1/2 cup cooked sushi rice with 1 tbsp.
Mar 8, 2023
My Mom's Egyptian-Style Vermicelli Rice Is Comfort in a BowlRecipes
It's a perfect pairing for grilled meat, stews, casseroles, and soups. 
Feb 18, 2023
Kardea Brown’s Top 6 Tips for the Perfect Pot of Gullah Red RiceSkills
This is the best way to get a perfect pot of red rice every time!
Feb 7, 2023
Hoppin' John RecipeRecipes
Hoppin' John is a dish that is rich in both history and flavor, and Kardea Brown's recipe is no exception. This is how she makes it at home.
Feb 7, 2023
Red Beans and Rice Brings Me Back to My Childhood in New OrleansRecipes
It's my cure for the Monday blues.
Jan 27, 2023
How to Make and Use a Slurry to Thicken Soups, Stews, Gravies, and MoreSkills
It's simple to make and you can add it to so many different things!
Jan 10, 2023
Arroz con Salchichas Makes the Most of Pantry IngredientsRecipes
This versatile and delicious Puerto Rican dinner comes together with a few pantry workhorses.
Jan 13, 2023
3 Types of Rice to Use for Making Risotto (and Which to Skip)Skills
These varieties make the creamiest and most comforting risotto.
Jan 6, 2023
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Is Pure ComfortRecipes
Move over, chicken noodle.
Dec 18, 2022
Polenta Versus Grits: What's the Difference?Skills
Learn the differences between polenta and grits, and how to cook them into creamy porridge or crispy cakes.
Dec 15, 2022
This $20 Tool Makes Fluffy Rice Faster Than Your Rice Cooker — and It Takes Up Zero Counter Space
Works in your microwave in 15 minutes!
Dec 16, 2022
Yes, You Can Rescue Overcooked RiceRecipes
Even for a seasoned cook, rice is tricky to master. You can follow the recipe to a T and yet, even if you thought you did everything right, things might not turn out as you expected. So what do you do when this happens? First of all, don’t get upset — it happens to the best of us! Second of all, assess the damage. Let’s talk about what to do if your rice is overcooked. There are two things that could go wrong; here’s what to do in each scenario.
Dec 8, 2022
A Guide to Cooking with Whole Grains & Baking with Whole Grain FloursSkills
With fall just around the corner, now is the time to stock your pantry with hearty, healthy whole grains! From amaranth to wild rice, get the skinny on whole grain ingredients and whole grain flours below. Buckwheat Quick Guides to Whole Grains Amaranth – A tiny poppy seed-sized grain. Malty, grassy flavor. (The leaves of the amaranth plant are also good to eat.) Gluten-free. Barley, Hulled and Pearl – Chewy, tender grains. Especially good in soup.
Dec 8, 2022
What Is Hominy and How Is It Used?Skills
A versatile ingredient, its unique flavors and consistency is great in soups, salads, and more.
Dec 6, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making QuinoaSkills
Say goodbye to mushy quinoa forever.
Dec 3, 2022
Don’t Have Espresso Powder? Try These Substitutes.Skills
Espresso powder and instant espresso provide nuanced flavors in rich, chocolatey baked goods. Learn the best swaps here.
Nov 17, 2022
This Vegan Risotto Is So Creamy, You Won't Miss the CheeseRecipes
The miso broth is ingenious.
Nov 12, 2022
4 Ways to Keep Brown Sugar SoftSkills
These are the best ways to keep your brown sugar soft so it's always ready.
Oct 31, 2022
I Tried Ina Garten’s Recipe for One-Pot Oven Risotto and It Just Might Be the Best Rice Dish I’ve Ever TastedRecipes
The recipe is found in Ina's new cookbook, "Go To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook."
Nov 2, 2022
Creamy Seafood Risotto Is Easy and ElegantRecipes
It's easy enough to make on a weeknight, but can be the star of a dinner party.
Oct 27, 2022
We Tried 9 Ways of Making Gloriously Clumpy Granola and Found a Winning CombinationSkills
We will never make granola another way again.
Oct 26, 2022
Our 17 Very Best Couscous RecipesRecipes
Keep these in your back pocket for quick meals and sides.
Oct 19, 2022
Make Perfect Arroz Rojo with These 5 Expert Tips from Pati JinichSkills
Arroz rojo is as beloved as it is delicious. Pati Jinich tells us all about the dish and how to get it right every time. Plus, the best way to store and reheat it.
Oct 20, 2022
Creamy, Buttery Lobster Risotto Is Fancy Comfort FoodRecipes
It feels fancy, but is surprisingly easy to make.
Oct 14, 2022
This Mixed Mushroom Risotto Is a Satisfying Meatless MainRecipes
It's on your table in under an hour.
Oct 6, 2022
How To Cook Brown RiceRecipes
Forget the crunchy or mushy stuff that you may have suffered through in the past — we've got our method locked down.
Oct 4, 2022
How to Cook Couscous on the Stove or in the MicrowaveRecipes
If you can boil water, you can make couscous.
Oct 2, 2022
These Creamy, Cheesy, Buttery Grits Are Absolutely PerfectRecipes
It's everything you want for breakfast.
Oct 1, 2022
Cabbage Roll Soup Is Everything You Love About the Classic (but So Much Easier)Recipes
No stuffing and rolling required for this easy cabbage soup.
Oct 1, 2022
The Best Way to Cook Farro? Treat It Like Pasta.Recipes
You'll never overcook (or undercook) it again.
Oct 1, 2022
What’s the Deal With: White Balsamic Vinegar?Skills
With the exception of perhaps oil, few pantry staples come in as many varieties as vinegar. I regularly keep on hand no fewer than seven different vinegars: red wine, white wine, champagne, sherry, rice, apple cidar and balsamic. Later on, I discovered white balsamic vinegar, a blend of white grape must and white wine vinegar. Recently, while scanning through the ingredients list of a recipe I was making, I came across a vinegar I was unfamiliar with – White balsamic vinegar.
Sep 28, 2022
Ingredient Spotlight: SabaSkills
We have been grilling tons of fruit this summer – plums, peaches, pluots, figs – and it has been the perfect opportunity to break out our precious bottle of saba.We first encountered saba at a gourmet market and just had to bring a bottle home. Although it was a bit pricey and we had never tasted it before, we were intrigued by the description of an ancient, syrupy condiment similar to Balsamic vinegar. The splurge was worth it.
Sep 28, 2022
How To Cook Perfect Basmati RiceRecipes
Perfectly cooked rice grains are like brothers, close, yet separate, and definitely not stuck together. – Indian proverb A simple pot of basmati rice can defeat even the most experienced cooks, especially when it comes to getting it right, night after night. The perfect rice is soft and fluffy, with each grain perfectly separate. Is this possible at home? Definitely. Just follow these easy, foolproof steps. Basmati is one of the best known varieties of rice out there.
Sep 25, 2022
The Best Way to Make Softer and Fluffier Whole Wheat BreadSkills
It can be hard to get homemade whole wheat bread as soft and fluffy as the loaves we see at the grocery store. All too often, our loaves end up like dense heavy bricks. But there is hope! A few baking tricks can help us get much closer to the pillowy whole wheat loaves we crave. The reason why whole wheat loaves end up so dense is because whole wheat flour has very little gluten as compared to white all-purpose flour.
Sep 22, 2022
Parmesan Risotto with Roasted ShrimpRecipes
It also happens to be pretty easy to make.
Sep 22, 2022
Sausage and Tomato RisottoRecipes
A hearty, crowd-pleasing dinner that feels right any night of the week.
Sep 21, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Steel-Cut, Rolled, and Instant Oats?Skills
Have you eaten your oatmeal today?
Sep 21, 2022
How To Cook Wild Rice on the StovetopRecipes
How often do you cook wild rice? Maybe once a year to make a pilaf of some sort? Or perhaps as an addition to your Thanksgiving stuffing? Maybe you don’t cook it at all? But you should! This chewy, nutty-tasting grain definitely deserves a spot at the table year-round. It’s time to shake up your side dishes — here’s how to make a pot of perfectly cooked wild rice to have with dinner tonight.
Sep 20, 2022
How To Make Rice in a Rice CookerRecipes
Almost more than any other kitchen gadget, this one is all about making one thing in your life easier.
Sep 14, 2022