Think rice is bland? You’re wrong and here’s how we can prove it.
Rice has received a bit of a bad reputation in some circles. Gluggy, sticky and generally bland. But we know that it’s not rice that’s in the wrong, it’s our method of cooking it. These rice recipes show that this ingredient is one of the world’s most popular ingredients for a reason.
Read on for flavoursome rice recipes and a NEFF hack for perfecting fluffy rice in your steam oven.
How to make coconut rice in your steam oven
Jasmine rice works best with coconut rice recipes, pairing perfectly with Thai favourites like green and red curries. By combining rice, water, shredded coconut, palm sugar and salt in a small stainless steel tray, you can steam your rice to fluffy perfection in your NEFF FullSteam. Click here for the full instructions.
These recipes aren’t just served with rice on the side, they’re a key component that brings all the flavours and ingredients together.
Prawn Pea and Asparagus Biryani
With only 20 minutes prep time, this recipe allows you to sit back and relax while your steam oven does all the hard work. With lots of spices adding a depth of flavour, and prawns cooked to perfection, it is a true mid-week miracle. Click here for the recipe.
Oven baked prawn and chorizo paella
Let’s take your tastebuds on a trip to the Spanish coast, with our take on a paella. Spicy chorizo, tomato and limes are celebrated with a generous squeezing of fresh lime prior to serving. Click here for the recipe.
Vegetable Biryani with Cucumber Raita
It’s not just the seafood lovers and meat eaters who can get on board with a great rice dish. This vegetable biryani has beans, cauliflower and carrot as the partner to the rice, a big list of spices for a taste explosion and cooling cucumber raita to bring it all together. Click here for the recipe.
Easy risotto recipe
Did you know you can make risotto in under an hour? And with very little stirring too. Our recipe not only tastes delicious, it is so easy you’ll never try another method again. Click here for the recipe.
Or serve your plain rice with these dishes for a flavour explosion
If you’ve mastered the art of cooking the perfect plain rice your own way, here are some of our favourite curries and pairing partners to try this week:
- Chickpea and Lentil Curry
- Eggplant in Coconut Mustard Curry
- Oven baked Korean Pork Chops
- Lime And Ginger Glazed Salmon
- Twice Cooked Duck with steamed Asian Greens
The ultimate rice cooking hack
We know that cooking rice can be tricky, which is why you might have noticed a theme with a lot of our recipes. By utilising steam in the NEFF oven, you can get perfectly cooked rice that never goes gluggy, plus you can sit back and relax while the work gets done.
NEFF is a German-engineered kitchen appliance brand, with a product range that includes ovens, cooktops, rangehoods, coffee machines and dishwashers designed to make life in the kitchen a daily pleasure. For people who love to cook, NEFF gives you the tools to creative meaningful connections, express your creativity and make memories. Because real life happens in the kitchen.
Learn more about NEFF here.