7 Easy Rice Recipes For Every Day Of The Week

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Today I have 7 easy rice recipes for every day of the week for you. I love rice, especially sticky rice. I know brown rice is healthier, but it doesn’t store as long. Mark and I can only eat so much brown rice before it becomes rancid, which is about 6-8 months. I mainly purchase white Jasmine rice because I like the flavor and the texture. I buy the rice in small bags that weigh five pounds each. I then store the bag in an airtight container, bag and all. I don’t store 5-gallon buckets of rice, it doesn’t make sense for just the two of us. When I was raising my family I would buy 25-pound bags. I don’t use Mylar bags or oxygen absorbers, there are too many variables to chance it. I’m not saying it’s wrong, it just doesn’t work for me. OXO Airtight Containers or Larger OXO Container

I have cases of #10 cans of white long-grain rice for long-term storage. I will use those cans when a major disaster hits. These cans have a shelf-life of 25-30 years because they are commercially processed. I purchased them from Thrive Life. No, I do not sell Thrive Life products. I simply prefer Honeyville Grain or Thrive Life for long-term food storage products.

If you are like me you are getting tired of seeing the prices of food continue to escalate. I really don’t know how families are able to feed themselves, although, I must say it wasn’t easy when I was raising my daughters. Luckily, I learned how to make bread from my mom and how to cook from scratch from her. I also have to give credit to the Home Economics classes I took in junior high. Why they stopped those classes, I will never know. They gave me the tools to be self-reliant.

Rice Recipes

I typically use 2 cups of dry rice to 3 cups of water. You can rinse your rice, if desired, and use a saucepan, rice cooker or pressure cooker. I like using my rice cooker because I just throw all the ingredients in the pan, put the lid on and push the button to turn it on. Then I go about doing my daily activities and serve it when the yellow light comes on. It keeps it warm, and that works for me.

You can always make rice as a side dish or stretch a casserole or pot of soup with cooked rice. We can always feed two more people at the very least, right? You will notice that the butter is optional in some of the recipes. All of these recipes are used with white rice. If you use brown rice you will need to add more water according to the package you have in your home.

1. Basic White Rice

Ingredients:

2 cups rice

3 cups water

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Combine the ingredients and cook as directed in your rice cooker or pressure cooker.

2. Spanish Rice

Instructions:

2 cups rice

2 cups water

1 can Rotel tomatoes (10-ounces)

Chili pepper and cumin to taste

1/2 cups finely minced onions

1/2 cups finely chopped bell peppers

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Combine the ingredients and cook as directed in your rice cooker or pressure cooker.

3. Garlic Butter Rice

2 cups rice

3 cups water

2-4 finely chopped garlic cloves

1/4 cup of butter (optional)

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Combine the ingredients and cook as directed in your rice cooker or pressure cooker.

4. Taco Flavored Rice Dish

Ingredients:

2 cups rice

3 cups water

1/2 cup finely minced onions

chili pepper and cumin to taste (you can always add more after cooking)

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Combine the ingredients and cook as directed in your rice cooker or pressure cooker.

5. Vegetable Rice Dish

Ingredients:

2 cups rice

3 cups water

1/2 cup finely minced onion

1/4 cup grated carrots

1/4 finely chopped celery

1/4 finely chopped bell peppers

1/4 cup butter (optional)

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Combine the ingredients and cook as directed in your rice cooker or pressure cooker.

6. Spinach Rice Dish

Ingredients:

2 cups rice

3 cups water

1 cup finely chopped spinach

1/4 cup minced onion

1/4 cup butter (optional)

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Combine the ingredients and cook as directed in your rice cooker or pressure cooker.

7. Chicken Rice Dish

Ingredients:

2 cups rice

3 cups chicken broth

1/4 cup finely minced onion

salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Combine the ingredients and cook as directed in your rice cooker or pressure cooker.

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I wrote this post today for two main reasons. The first reason is I know how expensive groceries are and cooking with rice on a frequent basis can save your family money. The other reason is I wanted to show you how easy it is to make rice recipes in a rice cooker, saucepan, or a pressure cooker every day of the week. Just think how easy it is to use rice in your food preparation plans, and think how much money we will all save. Rice fills the belly. Please store rice, you can sleep at night knowing you have food to feed your family. Please remember to store water, spices, and beans. Lots of beans. You can make so many rice recipes with rice, water, and spices.

Please store water for your family. I recommend four-gallons per person per day. May God bless you for being prepared. It’s a way of life.

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