Indian Rice Recipes - How to cook rice

Plain rice - Spicy rice - Sweet rice

Rice Recipes are a must for every recipe collection. Rice is a staple food and is consumed as breakfast, lunch or dinner in many parts of India. There are as many recipes as there are states.

The plain steamed rice is consumed all over India. Apart from that the northern part of India also cooks the rice along with the vegetables and spices. As in Mint/pudina Pulav, Biryani.

Mango rice - Mavinkai chitrannaMango rice - Mavinkai chitranna

These rice-recipes are easy to make. Many of them are good as a one dish meal too.

So when you make them you do not need to spend time in planning and making any accompanying dishes.

The Southern States consume more rice and have their own very tasty varieties. In some the rice is cooked first and then mixed with different vegetables and spice mixes. As in tamarind rice, lemon rice, tomato rice etc. Mango rice in the left image is one of them.

In others the rice is cooked along with vegetables and spices. And all of them are really very tasty. There is also the khichadi which is easy to digest rice dish served to a sick person. Even in that there are many recipes.

We have steamed rice or plain rice (eaten with lentil curries), spicy rice, sweet rice, sour rice etc.

The variety of rice used is also important. Basmati rice is a long grained rice and has a good delicate flavor. It breaks easily too. It is used to make a variety of pulavs, biryanis, Jeera Rice etc.

Maharashtrian Masala bhaatMaharashtrian Masala bhaat

Short grain rice is used more in the southern states. It is used when the rice is cooked first and then mixed with vegetables and spices as it doesn't break easily.

It is used in curd rice, Vegetable Fried rice, Tamarind rice, Lemon rice, Tomato rice, Mango Rice.

You can see the Maharashtrian masala bhaat in the left image. Enjoy these rice dishes with your family and friends.

Indian Rice Information

Basmati Rice - How to buy and store

How to cook basmati rice on the stove top

How to cook basmati rice in an electric cooker or pressure cooker

Steamed Rice (Plain Rice)

Curd Rice

Indian Pulao - Biryani - Spicy Rice Recipes

- Mango rice made using sour green mango. A recipe from South India.


-  Easy to make rice recipe. Usually made for festivals, breakfast and when you want a one dish meal.


Quick to make one dish meal with french beans and rice.


 -  easy to digest rice and mung bean lentil recipe. One Dish Meal. Cook in pressure cooker or on the stove top.


Indian Sweet Rice Recipes For You

- Sweet rice pudding recipe made on narali paurnima day in Maharashtra. Also in North Karnataka.


South Indian coconut rice Recipe

Kesari bhaat - Sakhar bhat - Sweet rice Recipe

Sweet pongal - festival recipe - Sankranti recipe

Rice kheer - Rice pudding

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