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Healthy rice 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.

12 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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
9 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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…

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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38 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
14 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
300 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
2,079 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
26 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

As well as being tasty, this aubergine and artichoke is low fat, low calorie and cost effective. Make a large batch and eat it cold the next day

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
314 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Not one for risotto purists – this simple recipe has just a few ingredients and the stock is added all in one go.

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
221 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A fast and easy meal filled with Mediterranean holiday flavours

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
107 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This simple rice dish is a useful backup – it needs practically no preparation and uses storecupboard ingredients

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
98 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Lesley Waters’ rich chicken dish has vibrant North African flavours and goes fantastically with rice or couscous

2 hrs
Easy
Healthy
159 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Up your veg count and get three of your five-a-day with this fragrant, low fat vegetarian curry

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
77 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
141 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Serve your vegetable curry Caribbean style, flavoured with thyme, jerk seasoning and red peppers – great with rice and peas

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
56 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Using a mixture of quinoa and rice gives a light texture and lovely nutty flavour to this dish

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
55 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won't need to order takeaways ever again!

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
81 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Give your Friday night curry a healthy makeover with this low-fat, superhealthy, vegetarian dish

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
184 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
48 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make this healthy rice pot for a mid-week supper - crammed with fibre and vitamin C

27 mins
Easy
Healthy
35 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
34 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This fresh vegan 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
Healthy
Vegan
31 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This dish contains the goodness of sushi but saves you the painstaking rolling and shaping

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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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