Monday, September 19, 2016

14 Meals You Can Make While the Rice Cooks

Need to get dinner on the table fast? On a budget? Care about your health?

Here are a dozen plus frugal entrees that you can make while the rice cooks. You probably already have most of the ingredients for them in your kitchen!

Simply start your rice in the rice cooker, microwave or on the stove top, and finish the rest of the meal before the rice is done!

For those who are interested, these meals either are gluten-free, or can easily be made gluten free with the use of things like gluten-free soy sauce & gluten free tortillas. 

Mix & Match Italian Rice Salad

Lentil & Rice Salad (use canned lentils, or precooked lentils from your freezer)


Asian Peanut Rice Bowl

Build Your Own Week of Meals - any style Rice Bowl

Chinese Restaurant Food

Claire's Southern Delight

Curried Chickpeas over Rice

Fill Your Own Tortilla Night

Indian Chickpeas in Ginger Sauce over Rice


Mediterranean Chickpeas & Vegetables

Mexican Haystacks 

Shiitake Rice Bowl

Indian Spiced Blackeye Peas over Rice

Also - if there's any rice left over, check out this post!

Rice - Ten Things to Do with Leftover Rice (9 GF)

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  1. What a great collection of recipes! I have both a rice cooker and an Instant Pot so I can whip up a meal quickly. In fact, tonight I'm making Brazilian Black Beans (in my Instant Pot) and rice (in my rice cooker).

    I followed you here from the linkup at I'm an Organizing Junkie. Feel free to visit me and check out my menu this week at:

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by - and for the lovely invitation! I think I'll just do that! : )

  2. Thanks for these great recipes!
    I love rice and I checked out your leftover rice post too!
    I need to get cooking!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! Hope you like them : )


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