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5 Easy Rice Recipes
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5 Easy Rice Recipes

These 5 Easy Rice Recipes can be made in a rice cooker with few ingredients - try fried, cilantro lime, tomato basil, mushroom or coconut.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rice cooker recipes, rice recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson

Ingredients

Coconut Rice

  • 1 cup jasmine or basmati rice
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 pinch salt

Mushroom Rice

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms
  • Parsley, for garnish

Tomato Basil Rice

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp oil from a jar of sundried tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup julienne cut sundried tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pinch salt

Fried Rice

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp butter plus 1 extra tsp
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 lime juiced, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro

Instructions

Coconut Rice

  • Add all ingredients under this heading to a rice cooker or pot on the stove. Cook until liquid has absorbed, which will happen automatically using a rice cooker. Serve and enjoy!

Mushroom Rice

  • Add all ingredients under this heading except for shallots, mushrooms and parsley to a rice cooker or pot on the stove. Cook until liquid has absorbed, which will happen automatically using a rice cooker.
  • Meanwhile, saute shallots and mushrooms with a bit of extra butter in a pan over med-high heat until juices start to release, about 3-4 min. Remove from heat while mushrooms are immersed in liquid, then stir mushrooms and parsley into rice once it is finished cooking. Serve and enjoy!

Tomato Basil Rice

  • Add all ingredients under this heading except for basil to a rice cooker or pot on the stove. Cook until liquid has absorbed, which will happen automatically using a rice cooker. Stir in basil once rice is finished cooking, then serve and enjoy!

Fried Rice

  • Add rice, water, 1 tsp butter and salt to a rice cooker or pot on the stove. Cook until liquid has absorbed, which will happen automatically using a rice cooker.
  • Ideally, refrigerate the rice overnight once cooled and then start with this step, but you can start with the rice hot from the rice cooker if necessary. Add your 2 tbsp butter to a large skillet, then saute garlic for 30 seconds. Add in rice and soy sauce, stirring to combine.
  • Make a hole in the middle of the rice, adding a tiny bit more butter. Crack an egg in the center and scramble for a few seconds until set. Add green onions and stir everything together, cooking another 1-2 min. Serve and enjoy!

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • Add all ingredients under this heading except for lime juice and cilantro to a rice cooker or pot on the stove. Cook until liquid has absorbed, which will happen automatically using a rice cooker. Stir in lime juice and cilantro, serving with extra lime wedges. Enjoy!

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Notes

NOTE: Nutritional info is for the mushroom rice. Nutritional values will vary depending on which rice is made. It is recommended to use Myfitnesspal for remaining varieties of rice as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg