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.

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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

How to cook brown rice stove top or pressure cooker

Instructions about How to cook brown rice in a pot on the stove top or in pressure cooker.


How to buy and store
Basmati Rice - Tips to make right purchase

Information about How to buy and store Basmati rice.


Cook perfect basmati rice on the stove top in a pot / pan where each grain is separate.


Cook plain rice on the stove top or in pressure cooker to save time.

Plain rice is used to make curd rice, tamarind rice, tava pulao, lemon rice, fried rice etc. Or have it with sambar, rasam, spinach dal etc.


Indian Pulao - Biryani - Spicy Rice Recipes

How to make Varan bhaat - dal rice  - Comfort food - Naivedya - Maharashtrian sadha varan bhat.

 Comfort food. Everyday simple recipe.

Usually made as naivedya on festival days and feasts.


Spicy Mango rice - Mavinkai chitranna

Mango rice made using sour green mango. Recipe from South India.


Easy to make South Indian rice recipe for festivals, breakfast and when you want a one dish meal.


Green bean rice is a lightly spicy rice made with green beans and rice.

you may have it for lunch or dinner. It is also easy to carry for office or school lunch.

French Beans commonly available so it is easily made.


How to make Moong dal and rice khichadi - Huggi

Easy to digest rice and mung bean lentil recipe. One Dish Meal.

Cook in pressure cooker or on the stove top.


Mumbai's popular street food


Vegetable fried rice

Colorful and healthy veg fried rice

Phodnicha bhaat - Maharashtrian tempered spicy rice

Usually fodnicha bhaat is made with leftover rice, but you may use freshly made rice too.

Indian Sweet Rice Recipes For You

Sweet coconut rice - Narali bhaat

How to make Sweet coconut Rice - Maharashtrian Narali bhaat 

Sweet rice pudding recipe made on Narali Poornima day in Maharashtra, North Karnataka.


Sweet pongal is a Makar sankranti / pongal festival recipe.

It is a sweet rice made with moong dal and rice. Cook in pressure cooker or on the stove top.


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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