Some Great Rice Recipes

In the Far East, we see that white rice gets eaten pretty much every day and even during each meal. It is looked upon as a sacred food and even gets consumed during lots of religious activities and festivals. This is the cause for other nations as well. Those of us who love rice recipes, we can understand the attraction.

Rice is a great addition to almost any meal. It goes great with virtually any type of vegetable or meat. And rice complements most any sauce, gravy or broth as well.

Let us check out some great rice recipes.

Southwestern Rice Recipe | Taste of Home“This rice is really tasty. The only thing I changed is I used a 15 oz. can of petite diced tomatoes and a 4 oz. can of mild chilies. It was easy and tasted great. I’ll definitely be making this again. It was even better the next day. Enjoy!” Southwestern Rice Recipe | Taste of Home

Parmesan Rice – Spicy Southern Kitchen rice can be kind of boring and it is not one of the more popular side dishes at my house. But Creamy Parmesan Rice is a whole different story. The creaminess factor together with tons of flavor from Parmesan cheese and garlic elevates this rice dish to a crave-worthy side. Parmesan Rice – Spicy Southern Kitchen

Garlic Butter Rice – Spend With Pennies garlic thinly then cooking it until golden and crispy is optional but honestly, I think it is the crowning glory of this rice. It doesn’t add strong garlic flavour, it’s more about adding crunch with sweet garlic flavour. Keep the slices whole, as pictured, or crumble it up and disperse it throughout the rice. Or for a shortcut, you could use Crispy Fried Shallots or Garlic that’s sold in jars at Asian stores and some supermarkets. They are so good, I always have a jar on hand – I use them in salads, soups, imagine the possibilities of what you can sprinkle it on! I even use it on pasta! Garlic Butter Rice – Spend With Pennies


White Rice Helps Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels

For some people, this is very weird because white rice is primarily starch and pretty high on the ol’ glycemic index. This glycemic index is typically used to give foods a score based on how they will influence blood sugar. We know that high glycemic foods like fruit juices, sodas, sweet breakfast cereals, candies, breads and even white rice, can actually spike blood sugar levels much more easier than other kinds of foods. If left unchecked, high blood sugar will eventually lead to excessive weight gain and even type II diabetes.

However, there is something that is never said about that glycemic index. It is actually a calculation of how specific foods affect blood sugar when a given food is eaten by itself. The key point here is that no one ever sits down to eat white rice by itself.

This is certainly not the case with most people. It is always eaten with other foods, and those foods are things like vegetables, meats, fats and even bone broth. Eating these foods with white rice actually slows down your body’s digestive process which prevents those nasty blood sugar spikes which occur as a result of consuming high glycemic foods without eating anything else.

This is why you should consider adding rice recipes to your kitchen.