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15 Delicious Rice Dishes From Around The World

Let's travel the world and discover some delicious rice dishes to add to your menu plans.

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1. Hokkien Fried Rice

Hokkien (aka Fukien or Fujian) fried rice is a unique Chinese rice dish made of fried rice and a juicy gravy that contains seafood, meat, and vegetables. Get the recipe here.

2. Indonesian fried rice Nasi Goreng

National dish of Indonesia, Nasi Goreng is all about using up leftover rice with a range of chopped veggies. Nasi goreng gets its signature dark colour and slightly sweet flavour from kecap manis, the syrupy soy sauce favoured in Indonesia. Literally meaning "fried rice" in Indonesian (nasi=rice, goreng=fried). Get the recipe here.

3. Lemon rice

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A South Indian rice dish, Lemon rice is easy to prepare, with an amazing spicy and tangy taste. Get the recipe here.

4. Paella

Spain's most famous rice dish, Paella can be done in many ways. Types of paella include Valencian paella (Spanish: paella valenciana, made from rice, chicken, rabbit, tomatoes, capsicums, beans, saffron, artichokes and peas), seafood paella (Spanish: paella de marisco, contains rice, fish, shellfish, garlic, saffron, tomatoes and olive oil), and mixed paella (Spanish: paella mixta), but there are many others as well. Get a Valencian paella recipe here.

5. Risotto

Risotto is a north Italian rice dish cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. The two primary ingredients are the rice and the broth. The broth can be derived from meat, fish, or vegetable. Many types of risotto contain butter, wine and onion. Here is an amazing Rosotto with Porcini Mushroom recipe.

6. Biryani

Biryani is a mixed rice dish from the Indian Subcontinent. It is made with spices, long grain rice (such as basmati rice) and meat or vegetables. Here you can find a famous Hyderabadi-style chicken biryani recipe.

7. Pilaf

Pilaf, also called pilav, pilau, pilafi, pulao, palaw, plov, polov, polo, and polu, is a dish in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth, with various spices, meats and vegetables added.

Try this Plov recipe - a rice pilaf with meat, carrots, onions and spices.

8. Pabellón Criollo

The Pabellón Criollo, the traditional Venezuelan dish is made up of shredded (or pulled) beef, black beans, rice and fried plantains, as the most basic version of it. Get the recipe here.

9. Katsudon

Katsudon is a popular Japanese food, a bowl of rice topped with a deep-fried pork cutlet, egg, and condiments. Get the recipe here.

10. Kheer

Kheer is a South Asian sweet dish of rice cooked in milk, dry fruit, cardamom, saffron and sugar. Get a kheer recipe here.

11. Loco moco

Loco Moco is a Hawaiian meal consisting of white rice topped with a hamburger patty and a sunny side-up egg, and then smothered in gravy. Get the recipe here.

12. Onigiri

Onigiri, also known as nigirimeshi or rice ball, is a Japanese food made from white rice formed into triangular or cylinder shapes and often wrapped in nori. Japanese Onigiri rice can be flavored with various ingredients and makes a great snack. Get a vegan onigiri recipe here.

13. Sushi

Sushi is the most famous Japanese rice dish outside of Japan, consisting of cooked vinegared brown or white rice combined with other ingredients such as seafood, vegetables or tropical fruits. Here you can find a simple way to make Sushi at home.

14. Coconut rice

Coconut rice is a simple, flavorful dish that goes great with curries, stir-fries, chicken, fish or beef. It can be cooked in many different ways – using coconut milk or fresh grated coconut, adding vegetables or using coconut oil. Here is a Restaurant style coconut rice recipe.

15. Suman

Originating from the Philippines, Suman is a sticky rice cooked with coconut milk and sugar and wrapped in banana or coconut leaves. Get the Suman recipe here.

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