Easy Rice Recipes with Pantry Ingredients

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Check out these easy rice side dish recipes that use pantry ingredients to make a simple addition to your weeknight dinner or special meal.

A photo collage shows a scoop of rice being cooked and 3 recipes you could make.

Rice side dishes are the perfect addition to a dinner plan that includes chicken, fish, shrimp, turkey, and pork.

I especially love to serve a rice side dish when my main meal has a delicious sauce that the rice could soak up.

Stock up on a big budget-friendly bag of rice at the store and you can turn it into several easy side dishes for dinner that will keep things delicious and interesting.

I pulled together some of our very favorite easy rice side dish recipes that use items you likely have in your pantry right now! These are the recipes our family turns to again and again.

Easy Rice Side Dish Recipes

Whether you are using your Instant Pot or making the rice on the stovetop, these easy rice side dish recipes are so tasty you'll be looking for ways to use them again and again.


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