21 Delicious Rice Side Dishes to Make Tonight
Creamy Rice with Scallops
This recipe is impressive enough for company but easy enough for a weeknight.
Okra and Rice Casserole
Recipe: Okra and Rice Casserole
This vegetable casserole is full of our favorite things: tender sautéed okra, sweet corn, bell pepper, fresh tomatoes, Cajun spices, and buttery garlic breadcrumbs.
Wild Rice with Mushrooms
Recipe: Wild Rice with Mushrooms
We dressed up storebought wild rice mix with mushrooms and Marsala.
Cheesy Broccoli-and-Rice Casserole
For a Southerner, it doesn't get much better than broccoli-and-cheese casserole. Add rice? Perfection.
Herbed Wild Rice Dressing
Recipe: Herbed Wild Rice Dressing
We'd call this dressing wild, that's for sure. From special occasions to Sunday night dinner, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser.
Collard Green Creole Dirty Rice
Recipe: Collard Green Creole Dirty Rice
Dirty rice is a dinnertime staple in the South, but this recipe throws in collard greens to really hammer the point home.
Squash and Green Chile Casserole
Recipe: Squash and Green Chile Casserole
We gave classic squash casserole a Tex-Mex makeover—and it's a total game-changer.
Arroz Verde (Mexican Green Rice)
Recipe: Arroz Verde (Mexican Green Rice)
Let this 15-minute dish add a pop of color to your plate. Cilantro and spinach give its green hue.
Zucchini Rice Gratin
Recipe: Zucchini Rice Gratin
This gratin favors our classic and well-loved cheesy squash casserole, but it skips the heavy mayonnaise.
Stuffed Tomatoes with Pesto Rice
Recipe: Stuffed Tomatoes with Pesto Rice
Bonus: You can stir ground beef, sausage, or shredded rotisserie chicken into this tasty filling to make it a meal.
Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole
Recipe: Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole
Because sometimes the potluck calls for the heartiest of sides. This old-school recipe is oh-so comforting.
Black Beans and Coconut-Lime Rice
This tropical take on black beans and rice will have you coming back for seconds.
Ham and Lima Bean Fried Rice
Recipe: Ham and Lima Bean Fried Rice
Give fried rice a Southern twist with lima beans and ham. Even better, it calls for easy pantry and freezer staples to get the job done.
Supersavory Wild Rice Pilaf
Recipe: Supersavory Wild Rice Pilaf
This wild rice pilaf will be your most comforting fall side dish.
Coconut Rice with Mangoes and Pistachios
Give your dinner a little coastal flair tonight. This rice side doesn't just stop at coconut milk—it adds chopped mango and roasted pistachios, too.
Wild Rice-and-Greens Casserole
Recipe: Wild Rice-and-Greens Casserole
This casserole is packed to the brim with flavorful ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, Gruyère cheese, kale, and chopped almonds.
Skillet Sausage 'n' Rice
Recipe: Skillet Sausage 'n' Rice
We couldn't help but throw some smoked sausage into the mix—it just gives too much flavor to forgo.
Classic Risotto Milanese
Recipe: Classic Risotto Milanese
Get ready to feel a little fancy. Saffron gives this risotto its signature golden color.
Wild Rice with Bacon and Fennel
Recipe: Wild Rice with Bacon and Fennel
Serve this wild rice alongside pork for a satisfying fall or winter supper.
Parslied Brown Rice Pilaf
Recipe: Parslied Brown Rice Pilaf
The beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity. And the brown rice keeps it healthy.