For some people, cooking is not an enjoyable activity. They see the act of cooking and eating as part of the human experience of living. For them, their busy days just leave little time to prepare complete and elaborated dishes. They would be pleased if they could find ways of staying in their kitchen the least time possible.

If you are part of those who don’t fancy cooking too much, you would like to have appliances, ingredients, and recipes that make it possible to cook delicious and nutritious dishes in a fast way.

Fortunately, this is possible, since using the traditional devices you already have at home and the right ingredients, you could actually cook in just 20 minutes.

One of these handy ingredients is rice. This cereal grain has become the most popular staple food in the world. Its versatility and mild flavor can help you create quick and delightful meals.

Delicious rice dishes in a short time

Making easy and delicious rice dishes will only mean little more than using your stove, oven, or microwave wisely. In addition, you’ll have to choose the proper rice recipe to fully benefit from your time in the kitchen.

Cooking in a short time does not imply ending up with insipid meals. On the contrary, you will be surprised by the variety and delicious dishes you can cook fast with rice and other few ingredients.

The success of these quicker meals relies on planning what to make and the time you can spend to do it. 

The microwave is the most common appliance you can use for preparing rice dishes very fast. Before starting to cook in this way, it’s advisable to check various recipes for using your microwave correctly. For instance, take a look at how to make fried rice with egg and other delightful preparations.

Handy rice recipes

There are countless recipes as handy as tasty. Besides, using ingredients in the instant or frozen version will make the cooking process even easier. Rice, eggs, and several vegetables are some of the favorite staple foods used in quick recipes. Try to include common and blank ingredients for successfully pairing them and create mouthwatering meals

Quick rice pilaf

Servings: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 2 cups of instant rice.
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion.
  • 1/4 cup of celery.
  • 1/4 cup of green pepper.
  • 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • 1 jar of sliced mushrooms.
  • 1 cup of vegetable broth.
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of butter.


  1. First, cook the rice. In a microwave bowl, pour water and rice.
  2. Set the microwave on HIGH.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes and let it cool down.
  4. In a microwave-proof bowl, add onion, celery, green pepper, and 1 tablespoon of butter. Cook on high for 4 minutes. Incorporate mushrooms, and cook for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add the rice into the bowl along with the broth, salt and pepper to taste. Stir very well.
  6. Cook on high for 10 minutes.
  7. Finally, add the remaining butter and mix it all.
  8. Let it stand.
  9. Serve.

Melted cheese rice soup

Servings: 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup of instant white rice.
  • 2 chopped Wiener sausage.
  • 1 cup of corn kernels.
  • 1 cup of tiny chopped carrots.
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion.
  • 1 cup of chopped broccoli.
  • 1 can of vegetable cream soup.
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese.


  1. Cook the rice. In a microwave bowl, pour water and rice.
  2. Set the microwave on HIGH.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes. Reserve
  4. In a microwave-proof bowl, add corn kernels, carrots, cabbage, sausage, onion, broccoli, vegetable cream soup, salt, and pepper. Mix all together.
  5. Cook on high for 5 minutes.
  6. Incorporate rice and cook for 2 more minutes.
  7. Finally, add cheddar cheese and bake for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Let it stand a few minutes and serve.

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