Rice is such a great thing to keep in your pantry. It’s easy to make, super versatile, and cheap. Plus, who doesn’t love rice? It can be used with so many different flavors and cuisines, so it’s pretty hard to dislike. Whether you are more a fried rice or beans and rice kind of person, we’ve got you! There’s so much variety in these rice recipes, that there will be something for everyone in your household. You should also check out our stews and curries. They’re great for putting on top of rice! But, before you do that, make sure to look at some great vegan rice recipes below. Prepare to be impressed!
We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy!
1. Turkish Rice Pilaf-Stuffed Hand Pies
Turkish Rice Pilaf made with rice simmered in a rich mushroom broth & fragrant spices, then stuffed into a puff pastry hand pie. These Turkish Rice Pilaf-Stuffed Hand Pies by Nichole Harju make for a perfect grab-&-go dinner.
2. Meal Prep Sesame Tofu Bowls
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Nutritious Meal Prep Meal Prep Sesame Tofu Bowls by Caroline Doucet. This recipe is perfect for lunches at school or work. It’s vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and delicious! Packed with vegetables, protein and fiber to satisfy you for hours, while still being flavorful.
3. Spicy Chipotle Rice and Beans
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If your diet consists of beans and rice, then you need to have these Spicy Chipotle Rice and Beans by Kristen Genton in your recipe book on hand at all times! It’s not just your typical beans and rice, but it adds LOADS of flavor for not that much more work. This will definitely jazz up your weekly beans and rice kick. It’s great on its own, but in tacos or burritos it would shine!
4. Wild Rice Burgers
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5. Mango Sticky Rice
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Mango sticky rice is a sweet, creamy, and tangy dessert that’s popular in Thailand. Find sticky rice, also called Thai sweet rice or glutinous rice, at Asian markets. Cut the mango and whip up the indulgent coconut sauce. This Mango Sticky Rice by Hayley Canning is such an easy vegan recipe for mango sticky rice. It makes a delicious and indulgent dessert.
6. Asian Rice Soup
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7. Kimchi Fried Rice
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8. Arancini: Fried Risotto Balls
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More famously known as arancini, these fried risotto balls are a magical food that everyone needs to make at least once in their life! They are quite time consuming, but it’s well worth the effort. You have to try Kristen Genton‘s Arancini: Fried Risotto Balls!
9. Crispy Saffron Rice With Coconut Dressing
This Crispy Saffron Rice With Coconut Dressing by Simona Malerba is more delicious than it sounds. Dishes that come with their own homemade dressing always give the cook a more authentic feel, and the taste of this dish makes this meal an all round favorite.
10. Veggie-Stuffed Squash
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This Veggie-Stuffed Squash by Nikki and Zuzana is great choice for a vegan main dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any holiday. Stuffed with flavorful wild rice, celery, goji berry, veggie, and herb filling, it will be a showstopper at your dinner table. It might even have meat eaters saying, “Who needs a turkey?” This stuffed kabocha squash truly makes a wonderful holiday addition to your dinner table. If you have trouble finding a kabocha squash, this will work wonderfully with any winter squash – buttercup, hubbard or butternut would be the best ones. You can also make things faster by using an eggplant or zucchini instead of the squash! This stuffed kabocha squash is an easy, delicious, and festive main dish for your next fall dinner party––you have to try it!
11. Eggplant Dragon Roll
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Filled with delicious cajun spiced vegan cream cheese, crunchy veggies and creamy avocado, the miso-marinated eggplant on the outside is what’s really taking this roll to the next level. This Eggplant Dragon Roll by Kirsten Kaminski is so easy to make and is full of Asian-inspired flavor and texture.
12. Brown Rice Pizza Crust
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13. Simple Mexican Rice
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Throw out the packaged Mexican rice that’s filled with preservatives! You can now have a delicious, homemade Simple Mexican Rice by Sabrina Estafo that’s made with all natural ingredients! It’s quick and easy to prepare and makes the perfect side dish to Mexican night. With just the right amount of spiciness and ample Mexican flavors, this gluten-free, vegan, clean-eating, and guilt-free rice will be your new go-to!
14. Mushroom Rice
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Looking for a great side dish? Try this delicious and easy Mushroom Rice recipe by Mireille Aikman. This one-pot dish that you can eat as a side or as a main dish. Rice is such a delicious side dish. Whether it is cooked, fried or sauteed you can eat rice with just about anything.
15. Spicy Cabbage Rice Bowl
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A spicy Greek cuisine filled with rice and cabbage popping with flavor! This delicious Spicy Cabbage Rice Bowl by Lenia Patsi is simple, affordable, and nutritious dish that is great for lunch or dinner.
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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