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Hearty Rice Recipes You Should Bookmark
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California Roll
This straightforward recipe takes cooked sushi rice and spreads it out onto some nori, and the combo is flipped so the rice is facing down. Imitation crab meat, sticks of cucumber, and sliced avocado are added, and the sushi is rolled up tightly — with the rice on the outside — ready to be dipped in soy sauce.
Stuffed Acorn Squash
An entire meal all in one squash half, this recipe features dense, sweet acorn squash stuffed with a hearty mixture of wild rice, sausage, chopped kale, and dried raisins and cherries. Cooked separately, the stuffing is piled into pre-baked squash halves, and the whole dish gets a sweet boost from the dried fruit.
Vegan Red Beans & Rice
This version of the Louisiana classic utilizes vegan sausage, but still goes all-in on traditional flavorings such as the "Holy Trinity" of celery, onion, and bell pepper; Cajun seasoning; and dried herbs. The flavorful dish takes about an hour, starting with soaked dried beans, and is great served alongside a green salad.
Lemon Rice Pilaf
If you're looking for a lighter way to enjoy rice, then this bright, citrusy pilaf is a great option. Raw basmati rice is briefly sautéed with onion, garlic, and lemon zest, then simmered with vegetable broth, lemon juice, and seasoning. Once the rice is perfectly fluffy, it's garnished with lemon slices and ready to be plated up.
Ginger Sushi Burrito
Basically a large sushi roll, this nori-and-sushi-rice burrito wrap is stuffed with raw, sushi-grade tuna and salmon, sesame seeds, romaine lettuce, sliced cucumber and avocado, ribbons of raw carrot, pickled ginger, and green onions. The result is a delicious, healthy meal that any fan of raw fish would love.