8 Lightning-Fast Rice Recipes

Kale Rice Bowl © Christina Holmes
By F&W Editors Posted October 02, 2015

If you’re looking to make something with rice and are short on time, try one of these superquick recipes that take 30 minutes or less.

In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple demonstrates how to make crispy rice crackers out of leftover rice. It’s a superuseful trick, but it does take some time. If you’re looking to make something with rice and are short on time, try one of these superquick recipes that take 30 minutes or less.

1. Kale Rice Bowl 
In this simple rice bowl, F&W’s Kay Chun combines pork and kale with an abundance of fresh herbs for a dish that’s both hearty and delightfully fresh-tasting.

2. Butterscotch Rice Pudding 
A quick thyme-scented butterscotch sauce made with butter, brown sugar and Scotch adds a terrific flavor boost to rice pudding.

3. Avgolemono Chicken Soup with Rice 
Avgolemono is a classic sauce of chicken broth, egg yolks and lemon juice; the addition of a bit more chicken broth, rice and shredded chicken turns it into a satisfying soup.

4. Seafood Paella with Spinach and Arugula 
Quick-cooking Bomba rice has a distinctive chewiness that’s perfect in recipes like this outrageously crusty and very fast seafood paella.

5. Pork Fried Rice 
This speedy pork fried rice was chef Takashi Yahihashi’s favorite childhood after-school snack.

6. Green-Chile Rice with Beans 
For an elegant version of everday rice and beans, start with basmati rice, then cook it with wonderfully aromatic flavorings like onions, garlic and cumin.

7. Kimchi Fried Rice 
This flavor-packed recipe takes just ten minutes to make.

8. Cabbage, Kielbasa and Rice Soup 
Using good sausage is an excellent time-saver because the links are already spiced and seasoned.

Related: 6 Creamy Rice Pudding Recipes
Rice Pilaf Recipes
One-Bowl Rice Dishes

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