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Are you a riceaholic like I am? If so, rice may grace your table very often! I love all types of rice including brown rice, jasmine rice, and basmati rice.
However, it's typically plain white rice that is my go to rice. Which is great, because plain rice is the perfect accompaniment to so many dishes.
Here I want to share with you some of the BEST and most DELICIOUS dishes to enjoy with your cooked rice!
I include some main dishes, as well as a perfect side dish to serve with your fluffy white rice. Many of these are Asian dishes, but you'll also find a few that hail from the USA.
I've also included a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with rice.
You'll find plenty of options here that will satisfy your whole family! So without further ado, let's move onto these delicious dishes!
Katsudon is a very popular Japanese dish. It gets its name from "donburi" which means rice bowl dish, and "tonkatsu" which means pork cutlet.
So tonkatsu is pork cutlets, breaded and fried. Later it will be added to a sweet and savory sauce, which includes soy sauce, along with onions. Then the tonkatsu is placed on top of the onions. To finish, beaten egg is added around the tonkatsu and onions and cooked until set.
The delicious tonkatsu and egg and onion mixture is then placed on top of a steaming bowl of rice for your enjoyment!
You can use Japanese rice (which is a short-grain rice) for this dish, however regular white rice works just perfectly for this dish.
Another Japanese dish that begs for white rice is Teriyaki Chicken. "Teriyaki" comes from two words in the Japanese. "Teri" which means "shine" and "yaki" which means "grill".
My easy recipe for Teriyaki Chicken is no fuss, quick to make, and only requires 6 ingredients.
Be sure to start cooking rice in your rice cooker before starting to make the teriyaki chicken. More than likely your rice will take longer to cook than the time it will take you to make this dish!
Korean short ribs, also known as galbi, is absolutely mouthwatering! Achingly tender meat and the wonderful savory flavors have made this Korean dish a global favorite.
I think there is a law that galbi has to be accompanied by rice 😂. Whether law or not, a side of rice is a must. And do as the Koreans do for a complete meal serve some simple side dishes called "banchan." For some great banchan recipes please visit "The 10 Best Side Dishes To Serve With Korean Short Ribs (Kalbi)." One of which is plain old rice, of course!
Shrimp with Black Bean Sauce is a classic Chinese dish! It's salty, spicy, and absolutely delectable!
This stir fry is a great option for when you are pressed for time and need a quick meal. It takes all of 15 minutes to make and when accompanied by white rice it makes for a delicious meal!
When the word "rice" is in the name of the dish, it's a given that it's a rice dish!
New Orleans Red Beans and Rice is a classic dish from Louisiana. It's pretty much a one-pot meal which includes red beans, the Holy Trinity (green bell pepper, onion, and celery), and smoked sausage. Add a ham hock and cook it in chicken broth for tremendous flavor, and serve it over some perfect rice that you've cooked up!
Enjoy this amazing dish, which was Louis Armstrong's favorite meal! This is one of the greatest white rice meals ever!
Another classic dish from Louisiana is Crawfish Étouffée. This dish is rich, elegant, and features a delectably creamy sauce. You could use crusty bread to mop up the sauce. But I think the best way is to serve this over cooked long-grain rice for an unforgettable meal!
You'll love cooking this meal which uses fresh ingredients and is easy to make!
Another dish with a creamy texture that is perfect to serve over white rice is Creamy Chicken and Leeks.
You'll enjoy moist cooked chicken enveloped with a creamy and mustardy sauce and surrounded by tender and tasty leeks!
This main course dish is ideal for a busy weeknight as it's quick and easy to make. You can have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes.
Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken is absolutely fragrant and delicious! You'll adore the zingy taste of the lemongrass and this recipe is super easy to create!
Simply cut chicken thighs into small pieces, and make a marinade which includes lemongrass, vegetable oil, garlic, shallots, oyster sauce, fish sauce, chili flakes, lemon juice, and sugar. Marinate the chicken for about an hour and then do a quick stir fry until the chicken is cooked through.
Finish off with freshly ground black pepper, then serve alongside your white rice with your favorite pair of chopsticks.
It's as good as you'll get at your local Vietnamese restaurant!
It's time to introduce a creamy and delicious Thai-inspired dinner! This Thai Panang Curry includes Panang curry paste, coconut milk, and plenty of healthy and nutritious ingredients such as chickpeas, eggplant, and butternut squash.
This nutritious meal is perfect served over white rice. You'll be in Thai curry heaven when dining on this Panang curry!
And here's a great side dish that pairs perfectly with white rice! The tofu in this Easy Spicy Korean Braised Tofu if first pan fried, and then simmered in a spicy braising sauce.
The Korean name for this is "dubu jorim", which means simmered tofu.
Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions, grab your favorite chopsticks and a bowl of steaming white rice, and enjoy this delicious dubu jorim!
Which Dishes Will You Make To Serve With Your White Rice?
So I hope you've discovered some great options for dishes to serve with white rice! Whether you have leftover rice to use up or you make it fresh, any one of these dishes will pair superbly with your rice.
Which dishes will you make? Serve one or more and enjoy a delicious and complete meal featuring some steaming white rice!
Rice pairs well with so many foods! It goes especially well with dishes that are creamy or saucy such as Thai or Indian curries, and many Asian dishes as well.
Rice is an essential component to most every Asian meal, including breakfast! Koreans love to eat rice with banchan (Korean side dishes). Indians and Thais will enjoy their curries with rice. Japanese will eat rice with miso soup and use it as part of their rice bowls, and Chinese will enjoy steaming white rice with stir fries!
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