Rice is filling, fluffy, and oh-so-good! But those who don’t eat rice often might not be sure how to use this versatile grain in their meals.
Rice is perfect in a variety of different cuisines … you just have to know how to use it! In this blog post, we’re taking the guesswork out of meals with rice to make your meal planning easier than ever!
Delicious meals with rice
There’s a common misconception that rice is bland, and this simply is not true! Give one of these flavorful meals with rice a try the next time you’re looking for a filling, delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Bone broth sets the stage for this wild rice stuffing, which is perfect for family gatherings or quiet meals at home. Seasoned croutons, fresh cranberries, bell pepper and poultry seasoning provide a lovely mix of crunchy, sweet, and salty! Plus, fresh vegetables like celery and onion.
This recipe is ready in under an hour, so you can stick it in the oven and go about your day while a nutritious meal cooks … what could be simpler?!
Fried rice is often thought of as unhealthy, but it’s easy to make swaps to lighten up this beloved meal! This recipe uses crushed or fresh pineapple as the main ingredient. The mix of pineapple with rice is unexpected and dare we say tropical!
Enjoy a mix of eggs, carrots, red pepper, and green onions, with sesame oil and soy sauce to add Asian cuisine-inspired flavor!
Looking for a low carb rice alternative? Cauliflower rice is an excellent swap for traditional rice. Cauliflower is low in calories and high in vitamins–In fact, cauliflower contains some of almost every vitamin and mineral you need! Cauliflower is also high in fiber, which supports digestion.
This cauliflower rice includes mouth watering lemon and parsley for tangy, yet flavorful, vibes. It pairs well with just about any main entree, and if you’re looking for a main dish to try alongside it, we’d suggest soup! Proper Good red pepper soup pairs particularly well with rice, as well as meatball minestrone or southwest chili!
What’s better than a summer salad? One with sweet and tangy dressing plus tons of vegetables of course! Keep the whole crew feeling full and satisfied during the outdoor barbeque or picnic by bringing this delicious quinoa and rice salad.
It truly is a one bowl meal and includes herbs and spices like cilantro, mustard, and cumin to add flavor. Plus, fruity goodness like an orange and apple cider vinegar. Don’t forget to use Proper Good quinoa brown rice blend for ultimate convenience!
Salmon is an amazing source of protein, healthy fats, and several vitamins and minerals–a true superfood! In particular, salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and decrease risk factors for disease.
Mix in this delicious fish with Proper Good brown rice and quinoa, tortilla wraps, avocado, and arugula and you’ve got yourself a grab-and-go meal perfect for busy days! Avocado adds such wonderful creaminess while arugula gives a peppery kick.
While the title of this recipe implies “breakfast,” this vegan chili breakfast burrito can be enjoyed any time of day. It’s super fast and easy to make and will keep you feeling full and happy for hours.
Proper Good southwest chili and quinoa and brown rice blend make prepping this meal simple (just 1 minute of prep!). You can also use leftover avocado and tortillas from the salmon and quinoa recipe above for this recipe–cost saving AND delicious?! So awesome!
This oven baked chicken recipe is soooo healthy and quick to make! Straightforward ingredients are ideal for picky eaters, so little ones will love it, too. Just pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees and make the chicken. Pair with steamed green beans and Proper Good quinoa and brown rice blend for a well-rounded meal.
If you feel like adding an extra side dish for diners to enjoy, try tomato basil soup!
While using a slow cooker to make healthy meals with rice is certainly a winter-time staple, it’s an excellent tool during warmer months as well! Roast beef is the protein-rich meat source, and we’ve paired it with garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar and lime for a delicious assortment of flavors. :) Just a tablespoon of sugar balances out acidity from the lime.
With 4-6 hours of cooking time, this is a recipe you can make while at home and have a tasty meal waiting for you and your loved ones come dinner time! And if we may say so ourselves, Proper Good basmati rice would be an excellent base under this beef! A fluffy, yummy foundation.
Meals with rice made easy peasy! We hope you enjoyed reading about these healthy meals with rice ideas and are ready to whip one up during your next meal prep session. Bon appetit!