21 Rice Recipes To Make From Your Pantry

Whether you're stuck at home or you're just too busy to shop, keep these rice dishes handy.

As news of the coronavirus outbreak escalates, more and more people have been either self-quarantined or urged to work from home, sparking a flurry of panicked shopping for staples like toilet paper, pasta, canned goods, hand sanitizer and soap.

If you’re one of the many people worried about what you can possibly cook with pantry staples, these rice recipes should relieve some pressure. First, make sure you have rice in your pantry, and plenty of it, whether it’s white, brown, basmati or jasmine. Keep in mind that if you’re looking to stay fuller for longer, aim for brown rice over white rice, as it has a higher fiber content.

Regardless of whether there’s a pandemic, rice is always a good thing to have on hand. It’s an affordable, versatile and easy-to-prepare staple that can be transformed into a delicious meal with just a few delicious add-ins. Make sure you keep some flavor-packed ingredients handy, like a jar of kimchi, some sharp cheese, canned pineapple (think fried rice), dried herbs and spices, canned beans and plenty of frozen vegetables.

Now go stock up, take care of yourself, and try these 21 recipes.

1
Creamy Golden Rice With Spiced Chickpeas
Half Baked Harvest
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2
Kimchi Fried Rice
Damn Delicious
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3
Easy Lemon Rice
Foodie Crush
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4
One Pot Creamy Winter Asiago Cheese Rice
Oh, Sweet Basil
5
Pineapple Fried Rice
Damn Delicious
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6
Creamy Cauliflower Garlic Rice
Pinch Of Yum
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7
Very Veggie Rice and Beans
Averie Cooks
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8
Creamy Chicken and Rice Bake
Lovely Little Kitchen
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9
Mushroom Rice Pilaf
Savvy Naturalista
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10
Carrot-Ginger Brown Rice
The Faux Martha
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11
Curried Butternut Squash and Brown Rice Skillet
Naturally Ella
12
Broccoli Cheese Wild Rice Casserole
Half Baked Harvest
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13
Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet
Damn Delicious
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14
Freezer Shrimp Fried Rice
Damn Delicious
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15
Chipotle Sweet Potato and Brown Rice Egg Skillet
Naturally Ella
16
Mexican Rice
Damn Delicious
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17
Brown Rice Greek Salad
The Lemon Bowl
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18
Easy Brown Rice Risotto With Mushrooms and Fresh Oregano
Cookie + Kate
19
Easy Creamy Crock Pot Chicken and Rice
Lovely Little Kitchen
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20
Chicken and Brown Rice
Martha Stewart
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21
Fluffy Basmati Rice
Feasting At Home
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