A pan filled with paella with lemon wedges on top

Healthy rice recipes

38 Recipes

Rice needn’t be boring. You can make a wide range of delicious, healthy midweek meals from around the world. Pick from risottos, curries, pilafs or paellas.

Easiest ever paella

4.535875

(223 ratings)

Think paella's too much of a challenge? Think again, this easy recipe makes it foolproof and is full of fantastic flavour...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

4.722875

(765 ratings)

A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Artichoke & aubergine rice

5

(1 rating)

As well as being tasty, this aubergine and artichoke dish is low fat, low calorie and cost effective. Make a large batch and eat it cold the next day
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

4.688185

(182 ratings)

Not for risotto purists - this simple recipe has just 5 ingredients and the stock is added all in one go
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

One pan spicy rice

4.620255

(79 ratings)

This simple rice dish is a useful backup – it needs practically no preparation and uses storecupboard ingredients
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Indian butternut squash curry

4.590625

(80 ratings)

Get all of your five-a-day in one hit, with this fragrant, low-fat, vegetarian curry
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Sushi burrito

0

(0 ratings)

Mexican meets Japanese in this healthy sushi burrito, using sushi ingredients - tuna, nori, rice, pickled ginger, and wasabi combined to resemble a wrap
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Help-yourself tuna rice salad

4.322035

(59 ratings)

Ideal for busy households, this hearty salad keeps well in the fridge for up to three days, ready to be spooned into a bowl whenever you're peckish...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Jerk sweet potato & black bean curry

4.44863

(73 ratings)

Serve your vegetable curry Caribbean style, flavoured with thyme, jerk seasoning and red peppers - great with rice and peas
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Mushroom & thyme risotto

4.28409

(44 ratings)

Using a mixture of quinoa and rice gives a light texture and lovely nutty flavour to this dish
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Chicken biryani pilau

4.3625

(40 ratings)

Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won't need to order takeaways ever again!...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Summer vegetable curry

4.482455

(57 ratings)

Give your Friday night curry a healthy makeover with this low-fat, superhealthy, vegetarian dish
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Creamy tomato risotto

4.6875

(32 ratings)

A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spiced bulghar pilaf with fish

4.77

(25 ratings)

Use sustainable white fish in this North African-inspired rice one-pot with harissa and apricot - full of iron, fibre and 2 of your 5 -a-day
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Summer courgette risotto

4.1875

(28 ratings)

This fresh one-pot supper makes the most of the season's fresh produce - plus it's a great way to get kids to eat their veg
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Skinny lamb biryani

0

(0 ratings)

Satisfy your curry cravings with this clever low-calorie rice dish. The lamb is stir-fried and the 'rice' is a cauliflower pilau creation...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Zingy salmon & brown rice salad

4.602275

(22 ratings)

This summery recipe has the ideal combination of slow-releasing carbs, lean protein and heart-friendly fats
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Green rice with beetroot & apple salsa

0

(0 ratings)

Why not make this healthy rice salad the night before to save time when you're in a rush? We've added walnuts to the salsa as they're rich in essential omega-3 fats...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Congee with soy eggs

5

(1 rating)

This savoury, Asian version of our much loved porridge contains rice and meaty chicken stock to flavour the broth, and makes a wonderful breakfast or comforting dinner
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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