Some Good and Healthy Carbs – 5 Interesting Continental Rice Recipes!

Some Good and Healthy Carbs – 5 Interesting Continental Rice Recipes!

In this era of fitness, we spend hours at the gym to get that perfect figure and try to eat as healthy as we can, but our work ethic doesn’t permit us to do that. We do eat junk food side by side, and our fitness regime goes down the drain. The best solution is to eat healthy carbs.

You need to get the best SS rice cooker and try out the following continental rice recipes for a healthy and nutritious diet. With these recipes, you will see results in no time.

1. Continental Rice Casserole

Servings: 4 | Cooking time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1 cup of cooked beef, cubed
  • 1 cup of cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup of rice
  • ¼ cup of almonds
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup of onion
  • 2-1/4 cups of vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup of sweet wine

Directions:

  1. Take a pan and sauté onion and almonds till they change their color to golden. Add in the rice and mix it properly till turn light brown in color.
  2. Add broth, salt, and pepper to the mix and let the mixture boil. Cover the pan and let it heat for 15 minutes,
  3. Now add the cooked chicken, beef and the ham and let it boil. Cover the pan and let it heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 2-1/4 casserole dish and sprinkle cheese on the top. Add wine and let it bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees F. Your dish is ready to serve.

2. Garlic and Chicken Rice Recipe

Servings: 6 | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 can of chicken broth
  • 1 package of frozen French beans
  • 1 jar of mushrooms, sliced and drained
  • ½ teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups of uncooked rice

Directions:

  1. Take a large saucepan and add garlic and butter to it.
  2. Sauté it for 2 minutes till the garlic changes color to golden. Now add the broth, beans, mushrooms and basil.
  3. Sprinkle pepper on top and let it boil.
  4. Let it heat for 2 minutes and then add rice.
  5. Cover the pan and remove from the heat and let it steam for 8 minutes and your dish is ready.

3. Quick Herbed Rice Recipe

Servings: 3 | Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon of onion, dried and minced
  • ½ teaspoon of dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon of rosemary, dried and crushed
  • 1-1/2 cups of uncooked rice

Directions:

  1. Take a large saucepan and add water to it.
  2. Let it boil and then add bouillon, onion, thyme, marjoram and rosemary.
  3. Stir the mixture till the bouillon is dissolved
  4. Add the uncooked rice and then cover it.
  5. Let it cook for some time and then remove the heat and let it steam for 8 minutes.
  6. Your quick herbed rice dish is ready.

4. Herbed Rice Pilaf Recipe

Servings: 6 | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of uncooked rice
  • 1 cup of celery, chopped
  • ¾ cup of onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup of butter, cubed
  • 2-1/2 cups of water
  • 1 package of chicken noodle soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon of sage rubbed
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of pimientos, chopped (optional)

Directions:

  1. Take a large skillet and add rice to it, let it cook for a while and then add celery and onion.
  2. Stir it constantly till the color of the rice changes to brown.
  3. Add all the left ingredients and let the mixture boil.
  4. Cover the skillet for 15 minutes and then remove the heat.
  5. Sprinkle the parsley on the top.
  6. Let it steam for 10 minutes, and your dish is ready to serve.

5. Baked Rice Pilaf Recipe

Servings: 4 | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Baking time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-3/4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • ¾ cup of uncooked rice
  • 3 tablespoons of parsley, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of chicken bouillon granules

Directions:

  1. Take a square baking dish and add all of the ingredients mentioned above.
  2. Cover the dish and let it bake at 375 degrees F for about 40 minutes, the rice should be tender by then and if not let it bake for few more minutes.
  3. Let it out of the oven, and your baked rice pilaf is ready to serve.

To cook these five mouthwatering continental recipes of rice, pick your best Japanese rice cooker and use it.  These are the top 5 continental rice recipes we highly recommend for you to try. They are not only healthy and nutritious but are also filled with delicious taste. Do try these and reap the benefits of good and healthy carbs.

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