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Healthy rice recipes

43 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.

Brown rice tabbouleh with eggs & parsley

3.125

(6 ratings)

Pack up this tasty rice salad for a healthy vegetarian lunch. It's full of fibre, folate and vitamin C and is topped with protein-rich boiled eggs...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mexican spiced tomato rice

4.375

(2 ratings)

Try using this spicy, Mexican-style rice in our Brazil nut burritos for lunch or dinner. With a spike of chilli heat, it's proof that comfort food needn't be bland...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Egg fried rice

2.694445

(9 ratings)

Don't call the Chinese takeaway – make your own egg fried rice. Use leftover rice, or cook and dry it on a plate before using so it doesn't stick to the wok...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker rice pudding

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy a nostalgic pudding, or a gluten-free alternative to porridge for breakfast. Add natural sweetness with fruit or almonds and a dusting of cinnamon
  • 4 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lamb biryani

4.59524

(21 ratings)

Make this classic Indian dish and ensure deliciously moist lamb with paneer, rice and spinach, all spiced to perfection. Great for casual entertaining
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Easiest ever paella

4.5383

(235 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

4.740085

(958 ratings)

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

Artichoke & aubergine rice

4.125

(4 ratings)

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

4.69951

(203 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

4.607145

(84 ratings)

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

Moroccan-style chicken with lentils

4.640245

(82 ratings)

Lesley Waters’ rich chicken dish has vibrant North African flavours and goes fantastically with rice or couscous
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Indian butternut squash curry

4.576925

(91 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

4.28409

(66 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

4.4593

(86 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

4.329785

(47 ratings)

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

Chicken biryani pilau

4.36111

(45 ratings)

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

Summer vegetable curry

4.472655

(64 ratings)

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

Creamy tomato risotto

4.688775

(49 ratings)

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

Spiced bulgur pilaf with fish

4.794645

(28 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

4.25

(32 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

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