Rice and other grains are a staple of many cuisines around the world. Our guides walk you through a number of varieties so you can easily determine the right kind for your next meal.

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How to Build a Better Rice Bowl
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What's the Best Way to Cook Whole Grains?
small piles of 25 different whole grains such as different rices, corn, wheat berries, millet, and others.
Do I Need to Soak My Grains?
Carolina Gold rice spilling out onto a wooden counter from a paper bag.
The Story of Carolina Gold, the Best Rice You've Never Tasted
Why You Should Stop Boiling Your Oatmeal and Start Baking It
Sake School: All About Sake Rice
Overhead view of intricately decorated Sholeh Zard
Sholeh-Zard (Persian Saffron Rice Pudding)
Chinese meatloaf on top of Cantonese clay pot rice.
Cantonese Clay Pot Rice With Chinese Meatloaf (肉餅煲仔飯)
Maqlubeh plated on a white dish with a bowl of sauce and a small salad next to it
16 Chicken With Rice Recipes for a Comforting Meal
Side view of a piece of sushi
Sumeshi (Seasoned Sushi Rice)
Overhead view of Vietnamese Broken Rice
Cơm Tấm (Vietnamese Broken Rice)
Overhead view of finished tacu tacu on a traditional Peruvian fabric
Tacu Tacu (Peruvian Rice and Bean Cake)
Overhead view of kedegree
Kedgeree (British Curried Rice With Smoked Haddock)
Overhead view of suman next to a cut mango topped with sugar
Suman (Filipino Steamed Sticky Rice Cakes)
Overhead view of two bowls of Champorado and a side plate of candied anchovies
Champorado (Filipino Rice Porridge With Chocolate)
A beefsteak donburi rice bowl topped with scallions
Beefsteak Donburi (Japanese Rice Bowl) With Spinach Recipe
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Fried Rice With Chinese Sausage, Cabbage, and Torch Hei Recipe
A plate of Hoppin' John
Hoppin' John
A pan of grilled paella mixta on a table, with mussels, shrimp, chicken, and clams.
Grilled Paella Mixta (Mixed Paella With Chicken and Seafood)
Halal cart-style chicken and rice
Serious Eats' Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice With White Sauce 
shrimp fried rice in a small blue and white bowl
13 Fried Rice Recipes That'll Use Up All Your Leftovers
Side view of puto
Puto (Filipino Steamed Rice Cakes)
Finished and garnished mushroom risotto in a bowl with cheese and herbs on the periphery.
Our 12 Best Risotto Recipes
Cantonese clay pot rice with Chinese sausage and greens.
How to Make Cantonese Clay Pot Rice (煲仔飯)
Hashweh with chicken served with a bowl of yogurt and farmers salad.
Hashweh (Palestinian Spiced Rice and Meat)
Overhead view of bibingka in cast iron pan
Bibingka (Filipino Rice Cake)
Overhead view of finished Tang Yuan on two bowls with one opened on a soup spoon
Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Balls)
An overhead photo arroz caldo (Filipino chicken and rice soup), topped with a split boiled egg, lime wheels, and sliced scallions. A bulb of garlic and a halved lime is next to the bowl.
Arroz Caldo (Filipino Chicken and Rice Soup)
A large serving bowl containing wild rice salad with mushrooms, celery root, and pine nuts.
25 Nutty, Tasty, and Filling Recipes With Whole Grains
Grilled chicken and pork paella in a paella pan
Grilled Chicken and Pork Paella
mochi
How to Make Mochi by Hand Recipe
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Glutinous Rice and Chinese Sausage Wrapped in Banana Leaves Recipe
Rolling a cooked dosa on a cast iron griddle
Dosa (Indian Rice-and-Lentil Crepes) Recipe
A traditional pastiera grain and ricotta pie from Campania, Italy
Pastiera (Ricotta and Cooked Grains Cake) Recipe | Seriously Italian
Overhead view of taiwanese turkey and rice on a blue and white stripped background
Taiwanese Turkey Rice Recipe
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Khao Tom Thai Rice Soup Recipe
A bowl of fried rice with Chinese sausage. There is a silver spoon in the bowl. On the left periphery of the image is another bowl of fried rice. There is a glass of liquid in the top right corner, and a bowl holding sliced scallions on the right periphery of the image.
Fried Rice With Chinese Sausage Recipe
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Curd Rice (Indian Rice with Yogurt) Recipe
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Stir-Fried Rice Cakes Recipe
Plov (Uzbek Rice Pilaf) Recipe
Overhead view of a dark gray bowl containing seared sea scallops with leek risotto and lemon-brown butter sauce.
Seared Sea Scallops With Leek Risotto and Lemon-Brown Butter Sauce Recipe
A round ceramic plate holding creamy saffron risotto. There is a glass of liquid in the top left corner and a small bowl of grated cheese on the bottom left edge of the frame.
Creamy Risotto alla Milanese (Saffron Risotto) Recipe
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Coconut Rice Porridge Recipe
RICE RICE, BABY
Korean beef bulgogi burritos, wrapped in foil, halved, and served as a "bouquet" in a loaf pan. Ramekins of kimchi, pickled daikon, and lime wedges are nearby.
Korean Beef Bulgogi Burritos Recipe
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Bánh Tráng Nướng (Grilled Vietnamese Rice Paper With Egg, Pork, and Condiments)
Breakfast Black Rice Porridge With Coconut Cream Recipe
Pork larb, served in a white bowl with leaves of romaine lettuce on the side.
Pork Larb (Thai Salad with Pork, Herbs, Chile, and Toasted Rice Powder) Recipe
taking a forkful of risotto al salto pancake dusted with grated parmigiano
Risotto al Salto (Crispy Rice Pancake) Recipe
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Risotto with Spring Peas, Ham, and Fontina Cheese Recipe
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Bacon and Egg Fried Rice Recipe
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Rice Cakes with Chili Paste, Fermented Black Bean, and Sichuan Peppercorn Recipe
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Riselotes al Salto (Elote-Flavored Risotto Pancake) Recipe
Homemade Peeps Rice Krispy treats cut into a rectangle, a star, and a heart on a plate.
Peeps Krispies Treats Recipe
A small round wooden bowl holding poha chivda. There is a larger cream-colored ceramic bowl in the top right corner of the image.
Poha Chivda (Indian Flattened Rice Snack) Recipe
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Belgian Pie Recipe
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Camargue Red Rice Salad Recipe
White Rice with Slow-Cooked Egg and Furikake Recipe