8/10/23

Rice Side Dish Recipes for Almost Any Meal

Six tried-and-true side dish recipes made with rice that pair well with almost any meal you may want to cook for supper!

Growing up in South Carolina means we ate rice at almost every meal the same way some folks eat potatoes or pasta. I suppose rice is so much a part of our cuisine because of our proximity to the old rice plantations in the Low Country. 

We cook rice six ways from Sunday… plain white rice to eat under beans, peas or gravy… Greasy Rice made from the rendered stock and pan drippings from pork or chicken, leftover rice cooked into scrambled eggs for breakfast, Ribs & Rice made from country-style pork ribs, Chicken Bog made with stewed chicken and smoked sausage, Neck Bones & Rice made from cooking down pork neck bones… we can work rice into just about anything.

Today I thought I’d share with you the six SIDE DISH recipes for rice I cook the most as well as links for the recipes I pair with them often. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Rice Side Dish Recipes for Almost Any Meal! Try Charleston Red Rice, Mediterranean Chickpea Rice, Classic Rice Almondine, Mama's Brown Rice, Mexican , estaurant-Style Rice and Better-Than-Bojangles Dirty Rice.

Rice Side Dish Recipes

Below are recipes for rice side dishes you can serve with everything from fried chicken to baked ham to lamb chops:

  • Charleston Red Rice
  • Mediterranean Chickpea Rice
  • Classic Rice Almondine
  • Mama's Brown Rice
  • Mexican Restaurant-Style Rice
  • Better-Than-Bojangles Dirty Rice

Charleston Red Rice - A Southern Lowcountry recipe made from rice cooked with bacon and a tomato broth seasoned with peppers and onions perfected by the Gullah and Geechee.
Charleston Red Rice

Charleston Red Rice - A Southern Lowcountry recipe made from rice cooked with bacon and a tomato broth seasoned with peppers and onions perfected by the Gullah and Geechee. Try it with: 

Classic Rice Almondine - A timeless side dish recipe with crunchy toasted almonds stirred into tender, savory rice made with buttery sauteed onions and garlic.
Classic Rice Almondine

Classic Rice Almondine - A timeless side dish recipe with crunchy toasted almonds stirred into tender, savory rice made with buttery sauteed onions and garlic. Try it with: 

Mediterranean Chickpea Rice - A hearty rice recipe with chickpeas (garbanzo beans) flavored with bacon, tomatoes, onion and garlic perfect served on the side or as a main dish.
Mediterranean Chickpea Rice

Mediterranean Chickpea Rice - A hearty rice recipe with chickpeas (garbanzo beans) flavored with bacon, tomatoes, onion and garlic perfect served on the side or as a main dish. Try it with: 

Better-Than-Bojangles Dirty Rice - A copycat recipe for Bojangles iconic Cajun dirty rice, made with sausage and a favorite throughout Southern states, especially the Carolinas!
Better-Than-Bojangles Dirty Rice

Better-Than-Bojangles Dirty Rice - A copycat recipe for Bojangles iconic Cajun dirty rice, made with sausage and a favorite throughout Southern states, especially the Carolinas! Try it with: 

Mama's Brown Rice - Rice browned in butter then baked in beef consommé for a perfectly cooked recipe easy enough for weeknights and special enough for holiday dinners!
Mama's Brown Rice

Mama's Brown Rice - Rice browned in butter then baked in beef consomm√© for a perfectly cooked recipe easy enough for weeknights and special enough for holiday dinners! Try it with: 

Mexican Restaurant-Style Rice - A simple recipe with just a few ingredients just like the rice at our favorite Mexican restaurant!
Mexican Restaurant-Style Rice

Mexican Restaurant-Style Rice - A simple recipe with just a few ingredients just like the rice at our favorite Mexican restaurant! Try it with: 

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2 comments:

  1. I love rice! Thank you for these delicious looking recipes. Thr brown rice cooked in oven is one of my favorites.

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  2. ??? To check rice would require removing foil. Would the recommendation be just to lift at one corner and check that portion?

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Hi there! While I’m not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven’t been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments.

I can tell you now 1) I have no idea if you can substitute Minute Rice or brown rice in my recipes because I’ve never used them and 2) If I know how to convert a recipe to a Crock Pot version, I will make a note about it (otherwise, I don’t know).

And though I may not respond to them all, I do read each and every comment and I LOVE to hear from you guys! Thanks, y’all! - Mandy