Easy Rice Recipes From Zatarain

Rice makes for an easy and delicious New Orleans-style recipe because it is low-fat and versatile. To achieve maximum flavor, the key is cooking your grains in well salted water for optimal results and adding your preferred spices or seasonings for extra zing! Try one of these simple recipes today for a tasty meal that won’t let you down!

Buttered Noodles

For an easy side dish perfect for any dinner occasion, look no further than these delectable buttered noodles! With only four ingredients needed and minimal effort required to create them, they make an ideal accompaniment to many other meals – plus they keep well in the refrigerator and can be ready when you need them!

As much as it’s best to keep buttered noodles simple, adding additional flavors can enhance their appeal. Try fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, basil or sage; brown butter offers even richer flavors!

As an additional ingredient to add brightness and sweetness, consider adding lemon juice or zest. Lemon will help emulsify water and butter for an easy dining experience while simultaneously brightening up your dish with its citrus zing!

Add fresh citrus flavor to your buttered noodles by topping them off with citrus zest! Also try sprinkling on some grated Parmesan cheese – it adds just the right touch and contrast for any main course!

Butter quality has an immense effect on the texture and flavor of noodles. For optimal results, choose high-grade butter with higher milk fat content for best results; this will guarantee smoother textures with enhanced flavors in your noodles.

Salt should always be considered when creating any pasta recipe, but especially this dish. According to expert Marcella Hazan, you should add 1.5 tablespoons per pound of pasta used, so as to allow the butter flavor to penetrate while also preventing your pasta from becoming dry and overcooked during its preparation.

Add a dash of red pepper flakes, dried Italian seasoning or your preferred spice mix for an extra spicy kick! Or experiment with adding other flavor elements such as sun-dried tomatoes, bacon bits or pine nuts for an exciting twist on classic buttered noodles!

Chicken & Rice

A classic combination of juicy chicken and fluffy white rice can be prepared in many different ways for dinner – be it as a standalone meal, with added vegetables from roasting/steaming/or stir frying; even as taco fillings stuffed with salsa and cheese!

Zatarain's chicken recipes are designed to make creating satisfying and flavorful meals quick and simple, making life simpler for busy cooks. Her one-pot dishes make cleanup a breeze while imparting maximum flavor thanks to cooking everything at the same time in one pot.

This recipe is ideal when you want a quick and effortless dinner option that still tastes amazing. Tender, juicy chicken thighs are sauteed in aromatic herbs and spices for an irresistibly flavorful dish with minimal effort required!

This recipe requires long-grain white rice that has been toasted before being simmered in vegetable broth – it will certainly delight all members of your family! A straightforward yet enjoyable treat.

Make this dish ahead, then freeze it for an easy meal later on! Simply store in a freezer-safe container labelled Freezer Meal Label until you’re ready to cook again.

Garlic can turn bitter when left in the rice mixture too long, so add it just before mixing in chicken broth. Additionally, long-grain varieties may help avoid this bitterness.

Once it is time to serve the meal, simply reheat it in the microwave. Additionally, adding some fresh parsley and sour cream could further enhance its flavor and bring out its full potential.

This recipe yields a large casserole, perfect for leftovers! Simply cover tightly with aluminum foil before baking for 30 minutes in your oven.

Creamy rice made with soups and lemon zest creates an indulgent dinner suitable for the entire family. If you prefer something extra zesty, add fresh basil for an added hint of freshness!

Black Beans & Rice

Rice and beans are an integral part of many cultures across the globe, providing essential protein and fiber essential for a balanced diet. As low-fat dishes they make an ideal main course or side dish option.

This easy black bean and rice recipe uses canned beans and fast-cooking white basmati rice to provide an instantaneous meal, perfect as either an accompaniment to burrito bowls or eaten as a side dish.

As the first step, saute an onion until softened in oil. Next, mix in one can of black beans along with their liquid and some vegetable broth – this will speed up their cooking while decreasing water usage for a creamy texture.

Once the beans are tender, stir in one can of tomato paste along with seasonings such as cumin, salt, and paprika; fresh cilantro leaves and lime juice may also be added for additional flair.

Once all ingredients have been combined, cover and simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until your rice is tender – fluff with a fork before serving!

Add extra flavor by seasoning the beans while cooking with chili powder and cumin, along with salt and pepper for additional seasoning.

Mash some of the beans before they’re fully cooked to create a creamy texture for added depth of flavor and convenience – use either a potato masher or brief pulses in your blender!

This delicious black bean & rice dish can be ready in under 20 minutes and serves as an easy vegetarian side dish or main course at dinner! Plus, its affordable cost will keep you feeling full for hours on end!

This vegetarian black bean and rice dish can easily accommodate any diet. Choose any kind of beans or grains you enjoy using; experiment with different spices, veggies, cheese or ingredients to add new dimensions of flavor! It will certainly impress guests at your next family gathering or gathering! This tasty yet nutritious dish will certainly be a crowd-pleaser at your next family meal or celebration.

Shrimp & Rice

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Rice is an easy, tasty weeknight dinner solution, taking just 25 minutes to make and sure to please everyone at the table.

This recipe calls for shrimp that has been peeled and deveined; however, frozen shrimp will work just as well; simply make sure that you defrost them before beginning with your rice cooking process.

Cook shrimp quickly so they are cooked all the way through and do not become rubbery. When they start turning pink, that means they are finished!

Add an extra bit of flavor with lemon pepper, dried chives or Old Bay for added depth and warmth. Or for something spicy-hot try adding crushed red pepper flakes or some cayenne.

Serve this delectable dish alongside a side salad and glass of white wine for maximum impact, or store in the fridge to reheat later on. It will leave guests impressed.

Fried rice can also be made ahead of time and warmed up when serving time comes. This makes a perfect way to use up leftover cooked grains or any extra ingredients you might have lying around your pantry or fridge.

Caribbean Rice Mix makes creating this tasty meal simple, and adding shrimp and beaten eggs brings some protein-packed punch. Feel free to customize this meal further with any additional vegetables.

This dish is an easy and quick way to use up leftover rice! Plus, you can make the rice ahead and simply reheat it before you are ready to enjoy your meal!

Once the rice is done, add drained shrimp and stir. Adjust seasoning according to taste with salt and pepper as necessary.

It can also be enhanced with lemon wedges and parsley for garnish, providing extra protein-packed benefit. This dish makes an ideal weeknight dinner option due to its ease of preparation!