This rice side dish recipe is great when you’re looking for a side dish with some flavor. It pairs well with a protein like grilled or baked chicken. It even has a nice crunch and a bit of sweetness all in one dish.

Rice Side Dish Recipe

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5 from 2 votes

DIFFICULTY / TIME

Easy / 35 minutes

POSTED ON

February 17, 2021

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What side can we make for our meal tonight? So often, we can get in the habit of eating the same food over and over again. I do too and typically eat the same meals every 2-3 weeks. So how can we give ourselves a little variety and spice it up? Sounds nice doesn’t it?

That’s where this rice side dish recipe comes in for the win. It’s a no fuss kind of meal. As the majority of the cooking is in a rice cooker.

Let’s be honest, life can be complicated. And our meals don’t need to be complicated. With all of our dishes, let’s keep it simple. Am I right?

HOW TO MAKE THIS RICE SIDE DISH RECIPE

For this side dish, we are going to sauté our onions and garlic in a pan on medium heat. Then, add all of the ingredients into a rice cooker and let it cook.

Rice Side Dish Recipe

While the rice is cooking, you can roast cashews in a skillet. For that, heat a pan on medium heat. Add in your cashews and stir occasionally for a few minutes before removing from the heat. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add the cooked rice, chopped bell peppers, raisins, and coriander. Mix until combined.

Rice Side Dish Recipe

When ready to serve, top with the roasted cashews and enjoy! It doesn’t take much time to make this rice side dish recipe and that’s the beauty of it.

With most meals, I like having leftovers so that I have extras for another meal later in the week. This allows us not to spend so much time in the kitchen.

Rice Side Dish Recipe

More Easy Side Ideas

If you liked this rice side dish recipe, you’ll love my healthy white rice recipe. Just chop up a carrot and bell pepper and add it to a rice cooker.

Rice Side Dish Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This rice side dish recipe is great when you’re looking for a side dish with some flavor. It pairs well with a protein like grilled or baked chicken. It even has a nice crunch and a bit of sweetness all in one dish.
GUIDE
Course Side Dish
Cuisine healthy
Servings 8
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
INGREDIENTS

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 cup white rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon curry paste (or substitute with 1 teaspoon curry powder)
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable broth (you can also use my homemade vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cashews or almonds
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup coriander
INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions

  • In a pan, sauté the onion and garlic in coconut oil.
  • Place rice, turmeric powder, curry paste, vegetable broth, and salt in the rice cooker. Cook in rice cooker.
  • While the rice is cooking, you can roast cashews in a skillet. Heat a pan on medium heat. Add in your cashews and stir occasionally for a few minutes until lightly brown. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the cooked rice, chopped bell peppers, raisins, and coriander. Mix until combined.
  • Top rice with roasted cashews.
NOTES

Notes

This tastes great reheated for leftovers later in the week.
NUTRITION FACTS
Calories: 248calCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 166mgPotassium: 173mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 570IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
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