Tasty Rice Recipes

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Rice is a quick and easy way to fill up a crowd. When you’re feeding a number of people, a rice dish can be perfect, requiring just one big pot and some water.  From a delicious stir-fry to a tasty curry, there are lots of things you can serve with rice. Here is one of our favourite easy entertaining rice recipes. We’ve also included a rice dessert for in case you have left over rice. Or you could make extra on purpose – yum!

Yellow Beef and Potato Curry

Ingredients to serve 8:

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1kg diced beef
  • 1/2 cup yellow curry paste
  • 800ml coconut milk
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, bruised
  • 4 potatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped palm sugar
  • Steamed medium-grain rice to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a wok over high heat and add a quarter of the beef. Cook for 2-3 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer to a plate. Repeat in 3 more batches.
  2. Add the curry paste to the wok and cook for 1 minute, stirring regularly. Add the beef, coconut milk and lime leaves and bring to a simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook for 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender.
  4. Add the potato and cook for another 20 minutes or until potato is tender.
  5. Add the fish sauce, lime juice and sugar and stir to combine.
  6. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Chocolate Rice Pudding

Ingredients to serve 8:

  • 2/3 cup medium-grain rice
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • Canned pears, to serve


  1. Place rice into a sieve and rinse under cold water until water runs clear. Transfer rice to a heavy-based saucepan.
  2. Whisk together cocoa and 1/2 cup of milk. Then stir in the remaining milk and all the sugar.
  3. Add the milk mixture to the rice and bring to the boil over medium heat, stirring regularly.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 35 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid and cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve with pears.

So there you have two tasty rice recipes – one for the main and another for the dessert. With just one big pot you can have the basis for two courses. How easy is that?

**Today’s rice recipes are courtesy of Taste.com.au

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