12 Recipes You Can Make with a Bag of Rice

May 7, 2020

If you’re looking for an easy way to use up that bag of rice in your pantry, look no further than these 12 delicious and nourishing rice recipes!

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Is there anything that a bag of rice can’t do? This pantry staple has made its way into so many of my recipes!  One bag of rice can be transformed into a ton of flavorful dishes from sides to entrees!  This budget-friendly ingredient has become a favorite of mine to cook with.  Especially these days when we’re being more resourceful and using what we have in our kitchen.

Going to the grocery store on a weekly basis has become a thing of the past in our house.  Instead, I’ve been shopping just about every three weeks to keep our kitchen stocked and getting Hungryroot deliveries in-between to sustain us.  Most of these deliveries include – you guessed it – rice!

12 Recipes You Can Make with a Bag of Rice

It’s been important to keep our pantry filled with staples like pasta and brown rice.  They’re a simple base for so many dishes, but there’s also something very comforting about those ingredients.  Not only does rice give you that satisfying, comforting feeling, but using a blend like brown rice also nourishes you.  And I think that’s pretty important right now.

My favorite thing to make with rice is a make nice, filling rice bowl.  Add a layer of rice on the bottom and toss in a protein and some fresh ingredients from there!  Boom!  So good and so easy!  If you need a few new ideas to use that bag of rice in your pantry, check out these 12 delicious recipes!

  1. Pork Chile Verde Burrito Bowls
  2. Easy Chicken Burrito Bowl
  3. Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Rice Bowl
  4. Sausage, Wild Rice, and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash
  5. Mongolian Beef Brown Rice Bowl
  6. Jalapeno Lime Shrimp and Rice
  7. Spanish Chicken and Yellow Rice
  8. Vegetable Stir Fry with Chickpeas
  9. Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers
  10. Steak Un-Kebabs
  11. Unstuffed Peppers
  12. Low Carb Cauliflower Hawaiian Fried Rice

Okay.  So that last one isn’t actually rice, but you could definitely use a rice blend instead of cauliflower rice and still have a killer meal! What’s your favorite recipe to make with rice?


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  • Reply Michelle May 11, 2020 at 2:20 PM

    Thank you for putting this list together! My husband bought so much rice at the beginning of quarantine and I need to use it!

    • Reply Jessica May 11, 2020 at 3:32 PM

      No problem! I’m so glad to hear that this list will be helpful! I hope you whip up a lot of deliciousness with all of that rice!

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