Rice and Grain Recipes & Ideas
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What’s the Difference Between Whole-Wheat and White Whole-Wheat Flour?
While both flours are 100 percent whole wheat, the difference is in the variety of whole wheat.
Sep 13, 2022
5 Fabulous Ways to Flavor Your Popcorn
Let’s be honest — when it comes to popcorn, the plain stuff is kind of boring. I’m not saying I’d turn it down, but it just feels a little lackluster. Sure, it has the crunch factor going for it (I’ll give it that), but there’s no flavor or pizzazz. Let’s call popcorn what it really is: a bite-sized vessel waiting to get loaded up with all of your favorite flavors and toppings. Each of these five simple bowls of popcorn starts off the same way.
Sep 12, 2022
3 Easy Ways to Make a Boring Pot of Rice Taste Amazing
Here are three tricks I use to give my everyday rice a little extra oomph in the flavor department.
Sep 11, 2022
How To Make Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole
Get ready to grab your largest serving spoon to scoop up generous portions of seasoned chicken and creamy rice and vegetables.
Sep 8, 2022
Easy Buttery Garlic Rice
The name says it all.
Sep 7, 2022
Fresh Peanut Mochi Transports Me Directly to Taiwan
It's one of the Taiwanese snacks I miss the most.
Sep 4, 2022
How To Make Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker: The Simplest, Easiest Method
Think slow cooker oats are just for utility? Think again. These are the ultimate rich and creamy oats that you'll want to savor.
Sep 3, 2022
Cooking Rice: Do You Use the First Knuckle Method?
A friend reminded me yesterday of an old trick used to get the correct water-to-grain ratio when cooking rice. It’s simple: pour the rice into the pan you’re going to cook it in. Level it out and place your index finger so that it is touching the surface of the rice. Add enough water so that it comes up to your first knuckle — I usually use the crease on the palm-side of my finger. Do you use this method?
Sep 2, 2022
Perfect Quinoa in Almost No Time, Thanks to the Instant Pot
Great for busy weeknights and big-batch meal prep.
Sep 2, 2022
Five Ways to Eat: Fresh Ginger
Fresh ginger! It’s one of our very favorite things. This spice which is also known for its medicinal properties is often used in cooking, including in soups and in stir-fries. Here are five ways we eat a lot of ginger. What about you — how do you like to eat ginger?Fresh ginger, ready for hot ginger tea.Fresh ginger is good for so many things. We love how crystallized ginger safely and naturally soothes an upset stomach. We love ginger, strong and spicy, in hot tea.
Aug 29, 2022
11 Gluten-Free Asian Noodles
A friend of ours who embarked on a gluten-free diet was heard complaining about wheat-free pastas that are gummy, mushy, and just plain unappetizing. We suggested exploring Asian noodles, instead. Although noodles made from ingredients like acorns, mung beans, and sweet potatoes might not work with your favorite marinara sauce, they do offer wonderful textures and flavors of their own. Their appeal isn’t just limited to those on gluten-free diets, either.
Aug 28, 2022
How To Make Easy Brown Rice in the Oven
If brown rice is your nemesis, there is one method I think you’ll agree is a winner: cooking brown rice in the oven. We’re so used to cooking rice on the stovetop that I know sticking it in the oven can sound a little odd, but I swear by this method. It takes a little more time, but you can make a larger batch, and the even, steady heat of the oven works magic on stubborn grains of brown rice. Here’s what to do.
Aug 28, 2022
15 Essential Ingredients for Vegetarian & Vegan Pantries
Alongside the usual savory and sweet items that every pantry needs, there are a few ingredients that are particularly useful for vegetarians and vegans, as well as those wanting to eat more meatless meals. All of these items are ideal for adding protein, texture, and flavor to what you’re cooking. Each household’s pantry will vary according to personal taste, ethnic background, and food allergies, but these 15 items are a great way to get started.
Aug 26, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Short-, Medium-, and Long-Grain Rice?
It’s hard to think of a food more universal than rice. The grains are eaten around the world, with a place on the table from breakfast through dessert. While some recipes call for specific varieties, many specify the required rice by the classification of small-, medium-, or long-grain rice. But what’s the difference between these three types of rice? Aside from size, their texture is also different and each type of rice has its own use. Here’s an explanation for each type.
Aug 26, 2022
The Easy Mediterranean Salad That Won't Leave You Hungry
Make it at the start of the week and dig into it for days.
Aug 25, 2022
Yes, You Should be Rinsing Your Rice
It makes all the difference.
Here's how to do it.
Aug 11, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Cornmeal and Polenta?
Cornmeal has long been used for baked goods and giving fried foods crunch and texture. Polenta may feel like a less-familiar newcomer, not surprisingly causing some confusion. What’s the difference between these two cornmeal products? The difference between cornmeal and polenta is in the consistency of the grain. Polenta is also made from corn, but is it really just cornmeal labeled differently and sold at a higher price? Can the two be used interchangeably? Read on to find out!
Aug 22, 2022
How Are Demerara, Muscovado, and Turbinado Sugars Different?
If you think sugar is just sweet, think again. Sugars like muscovado, demerara, and turbinado have flavor depths and aromatic heights that blow plain ol’ granulated sugar out of the water. Find out the differences of each kind of sugar and know their color, tastes, texture, and uses.
Aug 22, 2022
How to Activate and Proof Yeast For Basic Bread Baking
If you've never worked with yeast before or, like me, haven't been successful in proofing your yeast, here's everything you need to know about getting started with dry yeast.
Aug 22, 2022
Try This Roasted Veggie Rice Salad for Its Creamy Avocado Dressing — and a Chance at $2,500
Have you ever been traveling and eaten something so good that you wanted to rush home and recreate it? That’s what happened to me with this California rice salad. I spent a few weeks this spring in Southern California, and a lunch with friends introduced me to a roasted vegetable salad with an avocado and lime ranch dressing that I could not stop thinking about.
Aug 22, 2022
What’s the Difference? Soba, Udon, and Rice Noodles
Once upon a time, if you wanted to make a recipe that called for soba, udon, or any other kind of Asian noodle, you had to also find your nearest Asian grocery store. Happily, these noodles have become much easier to find in recent years. Here’s a quick guide to the most common kinds!You generally cook these Asian noodles the same way you cook any other kind of pasta: in a large amount of salted boiling water until the pasta is al dente.
Aug 21, 2022
How to Store, Freeze and Reheat Risotto
How to store it and bring it back to life (or give it a new one).
Aug 20, 2022
What Is the Difference Between Rice Flour and Sweet Rice Flour?
Here's why you should keep both on hand.
Aug 19, 2022
How To Cook Tender, Chewy Wheat Berries on the Stovetop
Wheat berries are a versatile whole grain, full of vitamins and fiber, with a sweet, nutty taste and a delightful chewy texture. They can take a fair amount of time to cook (up to 50 minutes or more), so making a big batch in the beginning of the week and storing it in the refrigerator is both a smart idea and a great beginning to many quick, healthy meals throughout the weekRead on for more about wheat berries and an easy method for turning them into a delicious and healthy refrigerator staple.
Aug 15, 2022
Yes, You Can Make Risotto Without Wine
Wine wine may be a classic addition, but if you don't want to use it you definitely don't have to.
Aug 14, 2022
How To Make Easy Oven-Baked Risotto
You're going to really love this technique!
Aug 13, 2022
How to Make the Best Vegan Meatloaf — No Fake Meat Required
This loaf is packed with mushrooms, nuts, oats, and beans.
Aug 11, 2022
Instant Pot Weeknight Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls
These also make for great leftovers.
Aug 10, 2022
How To Cook Tender, Chewy Barley
Barley is one of those wonderful grains that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. With a chewy texture and nutty flavor, barley is a delicious whole grain that can be used in a number of ways, way beyond the classic beef and barley soup. It is also a very nutritious and healthy food, with lots of fiber and a number of trace minerals like selenium, manganese and phosphorus. The most important thing to know about barley is that it comes in two basic forms: hulled and pearl.
Aug 10, 2022
What’s the Difference Between White, Yellow, and Red Miso?
More and more of us are discovering what a fantastic ingredient concentrated miso paste can be in our daily cooking – and not just for soup! Happily, many major stores have caught on and are starting to carry a variety of traditional misos to choose from. There are different types of misos and each is made from soybeans that have been fermented with either rice, barley or other grains. The real question is: how to choose?
Aug 9, 2022
How To Make Polenta
Polenta makes a luscious bed for anything from quickly sautéed mushrooms to a hearty slow-cooked meat ragu. It also goes well with oven-roasted tomatoes and zucchini. However, somewhere in its past, polenta picked up a reputation for fussiness. I am here to tell you that it is anything but fussy. This weeknight-friendly recipe helps you whip up a pot of creamy polenta in about 30 minutes. I’ll also let you know exactly when to stir it to make sure the sides aren’t drying out.
Aug 7, 2022
How To Make Risotto at Home
Risotto is the original 30-minute meal.
Aug 7, 2022
I Tried the Viral Kimbap Hack and It's Truly Extraordinary
It's inspired by the wildly popular Netflix series (and my favorite K-Drama) Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
Aug 6, 2022
Gelatin Sheets vs Powdered vs Leaf: What’s the Difference?
A reader recently asked about substituting gelatin leaf (called for in one of the recipes) with powdered gelatin, and the thing is, none of us really knew for sure! Hear our thoughts below – care to weigh in?First off, all three of these products are derived from the same source – animal collagen. When heated slowly, collagen in the skin, bones, and connective tissue of an animal breaks down into gelatin, which can then be used to set liquids into jellies.
Aug 5, 2022
7 Additions That Make Risotto a Complete Meal
Transform risotto from simply a bowl of creamy rice to a well-rounded dinner.
Aug 4, 2022
Basmati vs Jasmine Rice: What’s the Difference?
Both jasmine and basmati rice are aromatic varieties that make a great alternative to plain long grain white rice. You’ll find these rices commonly used in a variety of Middle Eastern and Indian dishes. Even though jasmine and basmati rice are often used interchangeably, there are some differences between these two types of rice that you should know about. While jasmine and basmati rice are both long grain, they slightly differ in flavor as well as preparation.
Aug 4, 2022
Fonio with Strawberries and Peppery Greens Is the Perfect Summer Side
The lime vinaigrette is key.
Jul 29, 2022
Roll Yourself Some Tuna Rice Balls for the Perfect Summer Snack
These make a great snack or appetizer — or, if you’re like me, an entire meal.
Jul 29, 2022
This Pesto Rice Salad Is a Great Way to Use Up All the Greens You've Got
It's hearty, satisfying, and feeds four for less than $10!
Jul 21, 2022
The $25 Rice Cooker I Use to Make Perfect, Fluffy Rice Every Time
And it's so easy to store!
Jul 5, 2022
Veggie Rice Is the Ultimate Weeknight Dinner When I Haven’t Been to the Store and Need Something Quick and Easy
Kitchn's Week Off
You can use whatever you have on hand!
Jun 30, 2022
Delicious Ways to Reimagine Frozen Fried Rice
Level up this freezer staple by turning it into an entirely new dish.
Jun 25, 2022
This Gorgeous, Splurgy Pot Is My Secret Weapon for Making Perfect Rice
No more gummy or overcooked rice!
Jun 21, 2022
We Tried 7 Ways of Reheating Rice and the Winner Tasted Like It Was Freshly Made
It was fluffy, tender, and perfect.
Jun 10, 2022
I Tried the “Gilmore Girls”-Inspired Recipe for Sookie’s Magic Risotto and I Would Very Much Like a Do-Over
"While the recipe read like it was geared towards newer cooks, I did find they skipped some vital explanations. I was, however, really impressed with the creaminess of the dish, considering nothing creamy or cheesy was added."
Jun 5, 2022
You’ll Get a 2-for-1 Treat with This Super-Simple Sweet Rice Wine Recipe
And you only need three ingredients!
May 21, 2022
Dinner Party Recipe: Polenta with Spring Vegetable Ragout
This week in Gatherings from The Kitchn, we’re sharing the details of an Italian Polenta Supper featuring lots of toppings, like hearty braised beef, on a bed of creamy cornmeal polenta. For a lighter, vegan-friendly accompaniment to polenta, let me suggest this spring vegetable ragout. Like the braised beef, it’s rustic and uncomplicated yet completely dinner-party worthy.
May 17, 2022
Vegetarian Recipe: Korean Dolsot Bibimbap
When I think of my favorite comfort foods, the vast majority of them are, shall we say, a bit wanting in the nutrition department. Dolsot bibimbap is the exception. Like mac and cheese or potato pancakes, this popular Korean dish has plenty of carbs – but it’s also a well-balanced meal, with a rainbow of vegetables and protein crowning the bowl of hot, steaming rice.
May 17, 2022
Recipe: Borlotti Beans in Tomato Sauce with Creamy Polenta
We promised you three recipes from Heirloom Beans Borlotti beans are also known as cranberry beans. In some places you can find these fresh, still in their mottled magenta pods. They are beautiful, cheap, and worth buying! I could find these easily when I lived in Florida, and I cooked them frequently. Fresh beans cook much faster than dried, of course, which is another advantage.
May 17, 2022
30+ Easy Recipes to Make with Quinoa
There are so many ways to use it.
May 13, 2022
Everything You Love About a California Roll Is Right Here in This Wrap — Including California Avocados
Let’s take a culinary journey to Southern California: the state’s 10 southernmost counties. The region’s Pacific coast in the west gives way to a desert climate in the east, and it includes the major urban areas of Los Angeles and San Diego. Known for sunny skies, equally warm demeanors, temperate weather, and sandy beaches, SoCal is home to a large and diverse population.
May 13, 2022
Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Spring Radishes and Greens
A month ago I was enjoying lovely French breakfast radishes in a winter-to-spring salad. As the new season further unfolds, I’m now slicing these little jewels into a salad inspired by the classic combination — radishes, butter, and salt. I’ve also added delicate microgreens, tart lemon, and fresh basil for bright spring flavor.
May 12, 2022
Cooking for One? Make a Big Pot of Rice
Here’s a trick when you need inspiration in your cooking-for-one routine — especially when you arrive home in the evenings and heating a pizza seems like the most expedient way to get some dinner into your belly. For about the same amount of time it would take for your oven to preheat and that frozen pizza to bake, you can put together a healthy, vegetable-intense dinner that tastes delicious and fills you up. What’s the secret?
May 12, 2022
Recipe: Barley Salad with Figs and Tarragon-Lemon Dressing
Earthy barley gets a refreshing makeover in this summer salad, with crunchy chunks of apples, crisp celery, and an herbal citrus-dressing. Don’t get hung up on the ingredients — swap in soft dried Turkish apricots for the figs and experiment with other fresh herbs, such as basil or marjoram. The grain can also be exchanged; try an ancient wheat variety, such as farro (emmer), spelt, or Kamut.
May 11, 2022
A Week of Easy Dinners That Start with a Bag of Rice
Next Week's Meal Plan
Mix and match with whichever type of rice or grain you love!
May 7, 2022
Quinoa and Beyond: 10 Gluten-Free Grains You Should Know
I remember the first time I cooked quinoa. It was back in the 90s when Deborah Madison’s “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone” first came out and I was intrigued by her quinoa with pine nuts and dried fruits recipe. It took some doing, but I finally tracked down a few handfuls of quinoa in the bulk foods section of my local health food store. Fast forward to today, and quinoa is far from obscure.
May 5, 2022
Creamy, Cozy Porridge Is the Ultimate Morning Comfort Food
Nourishing, energizing, and endlessly versatile.
May 1, 2022
How to Make the Best Turmeric Rice
A vibrant side dish to pair with just about anything.
Apr 28, 2022
Skip the Stirring with this Creamy Baked Barley Risotto
Mediterranean Monday
A hearty vegetarian dinner that gets an extra boost of savoriness from sun-dried tomato broth.
Apr 25, 2022
I Tried the Popular Fried Rice Paper Flowers and They Are Pure Magic
"Each one I fried cooked into a different shape, much like real flowers. They were so beautiful that I considered not eating them, but I’m glad I did."
Apr 15, 2022
The Absolutely Foolproof Method for Buttery Baked Rice
And it'll go with whatever you're making for dinner.
Apr 14, 2022
Sticky Rice with Mango (or Bananas)
This version of Bangladeshi biron baath is one of my family's favorite Ramadan foods.
Apr 9, 2022
This Rainbow-Shaped Sushi Roll Is Almost Too Pretty to Eat
This is peak Instagram content.
Apr 8, 2022
Different Types of Paprika, Explained
There's a lot to know about paprika and all of its varieties.
Apr 4, 2022
Lamb Qidreh Is an Aromatic Rice Dish Fit for a Feast
This Palestinian dish made up of tender lamb, creamy garbanzo beans, aromatics, and a rich stock will be the star of your azoumeh (celebratory feast).
Apr 1, 2022
Adeena Sussman’s Jeweled Rice
Cookbook Club
This dish is a showstopper.
Mar 23, 2022
Herby Chicken Grain Bowls with Feta Dressing
Spring veggies are back!
Mar 20, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Hulled and Pearl Barley?
In the world of grains, barley is one of those that I am slowly but surely trying to cook with more. I grew up eating a lot (and I mean, a lot) of rice of all different kinds. Barley, on the other hand, is a grain that I most commonly had in soups and stews, like the classic beef and barley soup. My college food court actually served one every once in a while that I looked forward to on a daily basis!
Feb 24, 2022
Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
Turn store-bought tortillas into crispy chips for dipping.
Feb 28, 2022
How to Substitute Whole-Wheat Flours for All-Purpose Flour
Our local grocery stores carry a wide variety of flours that are great for all sorts of baking projects. Among the many types of flours available are white all-purpose, white whole-wheat, and regular whole-wheat flour. Regular whole-wheat flour is made from whole wheat grains, also known as kernels, and has a recognizable tan or beige color. White all-purpose flour (aka the kind you’re probably most used to baking with) is made from only part of the wheat grain known as the endosperm.
Feb 28, 2022