5 Quickest Rice Recipes You Can Try For Your Next Meal

A bowl of cooked rice can be anything- biryani, fried rice, lemon rice, khichdi to countless versions of pulao, and each one would be equally delicious, if not more. That’s the thing about rice, you can prepare a royal feast such as biryani for a dinner party from the same portion of rice, which you can turn into a comforting dish of khichdi. And for days when you are tight on time for lunch or want to make a quick meal to satiate your hunger pangs, rice always come in handy. A quick toss in the cooker, along with some spices, can make for a stellar meal.  

Here we have 5 of the quickest rice recipes you can try at home: 

1. Lemon Rice 

A stellar south Indian treat, lemon rice comes with the distinct flavours of curry leaves, turmeric, whole chillies and mustard seeds, along with a generous squeeze of lemon juice that can instantly lift your mood! 

2. Coconut Rice 

Coconut, chillies, mustard seeds and peanuts come together for this comforting, light and delicious rice delicacy, an ideal combination of crunch and cream! 

3. Mixed Veg Pulao 

A wholesome pulao with the goodness of all your favourite crunchy veggies thrown in is never a bad idea! Best way to use some leftover dry vegetables like beans, carrot, peas and much more. 

4. Fried Rice 

A Chinese dish with fans worldwide, fried rice is a quick fix for your leftover rice! Toss in some onion, garlic, soy sauce along with a handful of spices and herbs and see the magic work wonders. You can also throw in some veggies, including carrot or beans or make it a non-vegetarian delight with chicken chunks or an egg or two.  

5. Curd Rice 

Perhaps one of the most comforting and the easiest rice dish you can come across! No wonder south Indians can’t stop gushing about it and well, let’s accept it, curd rice is a favourite across south Indian borders as well. All it takes is some soaked rice mixed with curd, milk, chillies, ginger and salt, and topped with a tadka to make this different yet simple dish. Despite the simplicity, a bowl of curd rice can satiate you like nothing else. We bet!  

How many of these simple rice recipes have you tried?