Rice—one of the world’s most plentiful foods and one of the most common staples—always has a place on Southern tables.
From the comforting aromas of Red Beans and Rice, to the popularity of pilaf, there is no end to what rice can do. Here at Southern Living we’re in love with the emergence of heritage types of Southern rice like Carolina Gold. Regardless of your preferred grain, whether long or short, white, brown, or wild, rice works incredibly well in any number of super sides. We love Wild Rice with Mushrooms, which is rich, creamy, and fragrant. Recipes for Saffron Rice Pilaf, Pecan Rice, and Almond Wild Rice showcase three great ways to cook this grain.
Or, let your slow cooker do the work and make Wild Rice Pilaf. You’ll savor the flavors of sweet onion and the subtle, nutty crunch of lightly toasted pecans. For quick-fix suppers, there is always Fried Rice, which you can dress up with any number of add-ins. Think of rice as the foundation for flavors and tastes that you love to cook in the kitchen.