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Beautiful Rice Recipes, from Side Dish to Main Course!

Best Thai Rice Recipes

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These best-of-the-best rice recipes include everything from delicious fried rice recipes to savory coconut rice, sticky rice, even rice salad. Colourful and fragrant, my rice recipes are sure to please your taste-buds and your senses. Serve as a side dish or the main event - either way they'll make any meal especially delicious. ENJOY!

How to Make Perfect Thai White Jasmine Rice

Thai Jasmine Rice
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, About.com Corp.

Learn how to make perfect steamed white rice without actually having to steam it!  An easy step-by-step recipe that will free you forever from slavery to your rice cooker!

Classic Thai Heavenly Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice
D.Schmidt
Pineapple Rice is the signature dish of Thailand, normally served in a carved-out pineapple. But even served straight out of the wok, I find this to be one of the tastiest fried rice recipes I've ever tried. And it isn't difficult to make - this easy Thai recipe will have you cooking and enjoying this heavenly treat in no time.

Vegetarian Heavenly Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt
This vegetarian version of classic Thai Heavenly Pineapple Fried rice is just as delicious in every way. Thai jasmine rice is fried up with chunks of pineapple, plus cashews, peas, and currents with a curry-flavored broth. Includes cooking tips to create perfect fried rice everytime!

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt
In this fried rice recipe, fresh or frozen shrimp are quickly stir-fried with garlic and onions. Add the cooked rice, a couple of eggs, frozen peas, plus my own special Thai sauce, and you have a fried rice recipe that is sure to please everyone. A great way to use leftover rice - and leftover roasted chicken can also be added if you have some taking up space in the refrigerator. Add chili if you like it spicy. Delicious!

Savory Sticky Rice with Mushrooms, Green Onion, and Chili

Savory Sticky Rice with Mushrooms, Green Onion, and Pork
Copyright Darlene A. Schmidt, 03/02/10
This sticky rice recipe is simple to make and oh so delicious! A meal unto itself, this Thai Sticky Rice with Pork & Mushrooms is a savory dish that is similar to fried rice, except it has a wonderfully chewy texture that even kids enjoy.

Easy Coconut Rice (stovetop recipe)

Coconut Rice
D.Schmidt
Coconut rice makes a terrific accompaniment to many Thai dishes, such as fish and curries. Although you can make coconut rice in a rice cooker, this recipe teaches you how to make it the old fashioned way - in a pot on the stove. Quick and easy, this coconut rice recipe will come in handy for those times when you want to make dinner extra special without going to a lot of extra work. Coconut rice also makes a great side dish to take to a potluck or an Asian-themed dinner party.

Easy Coconut Rice (Made in a Rice Cooker)

Coconut Rice (in a rice cooker)
D.Schmidt
Coconut Rice makes a deliciously easy side dish that can be served with a variety of dishes such as curries, stir-fried vegetables, plus fish and seafood mains. This easy coconut rice recipe is made in a rice cooker (for coconut rice made in a pot on your stove, see link within this recipe). All you need is some rice, coconut milk, water and salt! This coconut rice recipe also pairs beautifully with Indian food dishes. ENJOY!

Delicious Saffron Coconut Rice

Coconut Saffron Rice
D.Schmidt
If you like coconut rice, try this delicious Thai coconut saffron rice recipe. Instead of choosing between saffron rice and coconut rice, I've combined the two into one recipe. The result is a beautifully golden rice that tastes wonderful and is great to serve company or take to a dinner party or potluck.

Thai Yellow Rice

Saffron Rice
Copyright Darlene A.Schmidt, About.com Corp.
This Yellow Rice Recipe turns out beautifully golden and very fragrant. While yellow rice is often made with saffron, it can easily be made with turmeric instead, a spice which also has incredible health benefits (in Thailand, turmeric is known as 'poor man's saffron'). Yellow rice can be found across a number of cultures, including Thailand and India, and is a wonderful companion for curries of all kinds as well as seafood, fish, and even chicken dishes. Also makes a nice side dish to any meal - wonderful to serve guests!

Mushroom Fried Rice (Vegetarian)

Delicious Mushroom Fried Rice (Vegetarian)
D.Schmidt for About.com
Mushrooms and rice go together beautifully in this Thai recipe for fried rice. Includes other veggies too, like peas and yellow pepper, for a rice dish that sings with flavor, texture, and supreme freshness.

 

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