Quick Rice Stir-In Ideas

These 8 rice stir-in options are quick and easy to make and serve as a great side dish to a variety of main dish meals.

Easy Rice Stir-Ins
Photo: Randy Mayor

Easy Rice Stir-Ins

Start with 2 cups unseasoned hot cooked long-grain white rice simmered in water. Choose your favorite flavor, and proceed with the following recipes.

First up is Thai Cilantro and Serrano Rice. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil; swirl. Add 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon sliced garlic, and 2 serrano chiles, seeded and thinly sliced; sauté 1 minute. Stir ginger mixture, ¾ cup chopped cilantro, and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt into rice.

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