No matter if you are trying to stretch the grocery budget by adding more rice to your weeknight meals or you are just looking for easy dinner ideas, all of these recipes served with rice are tasty and make the regular line up on our dinner meal plans.
BROWN RICE OR WHITE RICE
Brown rice is more nutritious than white rice because it is the entire whole rice grain. You will enjoy more fiber, more antioxidants and amino acids.[source] Brown rice generally takes a little longer to cook.
White rice has been striped in the processing thus removing some of the natural fibers and nutrients. It is also higher in carbs.
Both white and brown rice are naturally gluten free so that is good news!
2 to 1 Liquid Ratio
No matter your preference, both white and brown rice are cooked with a ratio of 2 to 1. Twice the liquid for the amount of rice you are cooking. One cup of rice requires 2 cups of liquid to cook.
BROTH OR WATER
Rice is most often cooked in water but can also be cooked in broth for added flavor.
Brown or White rice can be easily added to many recipes to stretch the meal or add more variety to a dish. You will find rice to be a rib-sticking ingredient in old fashioned but still delicious meals like Chicken and Rice Soup.
Also See: How To Preserve Chicken Broth