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7 Easy Rice Recipes and Tips

7 Easy Rice Recipes and Tips

No more cooking boring Rice recipes! These seven easy rice recipe ideas and tips will change how you make side dishes. With just a few ingredients and tips, you will learn to make the best side dishes for dinner.

Rice is a staple food in many cultures around the world. It is one of the most affordable grains to cook and provides lots of nutrients to the body. Rice can be used in various ways, from complex to simple.

In Haiti, rice is as important as drinking water, in my opinion. There must be rice at dinnertime unless it is being replaced by another side dish such as cornmeal (mais moulu), bulgur wheat (ble) or Millet (pitimi). Whether it is plain white rice, rice and beans, or rice with djon djon, a plate is always on the dinner table. And, let’s never forget to make a pot of rice at any gathering.

This blog post will share seven delicious and easy rice recipes that are perfect for any occasion and tips on how to make your dish flavorful. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or a more elaborate dish for a special occasion, these recipes have you covered.

Rice Recipes Ideas

These rice recipes are very simple and easy to make. You only need a good pot and a good rice brand to start. What is a good rice brand? Everyone has their favorite. In Haiti, most rice recipes are made with white or yellow rice. Brown rice is not common at the dinner table. You may sporadically find it for health reasons.

These recipes are sure to please everyone at the table, whether they are looking for a hearty meal or a light snack. You can find an array of fresh vegetables; it is the best time to cook your favorite rice

  1. Basic White Rice
How to cook White Rice
Cooking the perfect rice dish using oil, fresh spices and with the right amount of liquid.
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White Rice

2. Springtime Rice

Springtime Rice
Springtime Rice, the perfect rice anytime. You can also use a vegetable broth or chicken broth if preferred.
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Springtime Rice

3. Rice and Beans

The perfect Rice and Beans
The perfect Rice and Beans. A dish that goes so well with the Chicken in Creole Sauce and any meat sauce.
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4. Rice with Djon Djon

Black Mushroom Rice (Black Rice with Djon-Djon Mushrooms or Riz Djon Djon)
Rice with Djon Djon is best enjoyed with Creole Chicken, Chicken with Cashews, a seafood dish or simple a roasted meat.
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black rice with djon djon mushroom

5. Rice Medley

Rice Medley (white rice mixed with wild rice)
Rice Medley (white rice mixed with wild rice): A buttery and flavorful rice medley dish! A wonderful mixture of Basmati Rice and Wild Rice.
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6. Rice and Peas

Yellow Rice and Peas
Yellow rice is a great side dish that can be served with various meats, fish, and vegetables.
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Yellow Rice and Peas

7. White Rice with Peas and Carrots

Delicious White Rice with Peas and Carrots
Delicious White Rice with Peas and Carrots is a staple dish that will bring a smile to your face with its aroma from the herbs and spices.
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rice with peas and carrots

Tips for Rice Recipes

  • Here are a few tips for cooking rice:
    • Rinse the rice before cooking to remove excess starch.
    • Use the correct amount of water or broth.
    • Do not stir the rice while it is cooking.
    • Never cook the rice on high heat
    • Use bacon, Haitian endui
    • Let the rice rest for a few minutes after cooking before fluffing it with a fork.

Variations for Rice Recipes

  • There are endless possibilities when it comes to rice dishes. You can add a variety of vegetables, meats, and spices to create your own unique flavor combinations.
  • Here are a few ideas to get you started:
    • Add chopped vegetables to your rice for a healthy and flavorful side dish.
    • Add beans or peas to rice for flavor.
    • Sauté some chopped onions and garlic in a pan, then add cooked rice and your favorite spices.
    • Cook rice in chicken or vegetable broth for a more flavorful dish.
    • Cook rice with Djon Djon.
    • Add cooked rice to a stir-fry for a quick and easy meal.
    • Top rice with fresh herbs, sauteed vegetables, stew (legume), or bean sauce/bean puree.


Rice is a delicious and versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or a more elaborate dish for a special occasion these recipes are sure to please everyone at the table. So next time you are looking for a delicious and easy meal, be sure to give one of these recipes a try.

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