Healthy Lunch Ideas Rice

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Here are healthy lunch ideas rice recipes that you can cook at home for a wholesome and delicious meal. The best part about these recipes is that each recipe involves only a few ingredients.

Do you have a favorite lunch recipe that includes rice? Here are some healthy lunch ideas for your lunchbox, with a few recipes thrown in for good measure.

Healthy Lunch Ideas Rice

2 Easy Rice Recipes | Tomato Coriander Rice || Paneer Rice

Tomato Coriander Rice:-
Basmathi Rice – 2 cup cooked
Tomato -2 big
Onion -1 medium
Garlic – 2 crushed
Green Chilly -2
Coriander leaves paste – one handful leaves (make a paste with little water)
Whole Spices – Cinnamon, Grambu, Cardamom, Bay leaf ,Jeera
Chilly pwdr – 1/2 tsp
Coriander pwdr – 3/4 tsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

Paneer Rice:-
Basmathi Rice – 2 cup cooked
Paneer- 200g
Onion – 1 medium
Ginger & Garlic -1 tbsp
Jeera -1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves – as needed
Garam masala -1/2 tsp

Healthy rice recipes

  • A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.

    Pack up this tasty rice salad for a healthy vegetarian lunch. It’s full of fibre, folate and vitamin C and is topped with protein-rich boiled eggs

  • Mexican spiced tomato rice

    Burritos stuffed with tomato rice served, sliced, on a platter

    Try using this spicy, Mexican-style rice in our Brazil nut burritos for lunch or dinner. With a spike of chilli heat, it’s proof that comfort food needn’t be bland

  • Egg-fried rice

    A bowl serving egg fried rice

    Don’t call the Chinese takeaway – make your own egg-fried rice. Use leftover rice, or cook and dry it on a plate before using so it doesn’t stick to the wok

  • Slow cooker rice pudding

    A bowl of slow cooker rice pudding with almonds flaked on top

    Enjoy a nostalgic pudding, or a gluten-free alternative to porridge for breakfast. Add natural sweetness with fruit or almonds and a dusting of cinnamon

  • Easiest ever paella

    Easiest ever paella

    Think paella’s too much of a challenge? Think again, this easy recipe makes it foolproof and is full of fantastic flavour

  • Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

    Chicken & chorizo jambalaya in a shallow cast iron dish with wooden spoon

    A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes

  • Artichoke & aubergine rice

    Artichoke and aubergine rice in a bowl with a serving spoon

    As well as being tasty, this aubergine and artichoke is low fat, low calorie and cost effective. Make a large batch and eat it cold the next day

  • Easy risotto with bacon & peas

    Serving of risotto with bacon & peas with fork

    Not one for risotto purists – this simple recipe has just a few ingredients and the stock is added all in one go.

  • Spanish rice & prawn one-pot

    Spanish rice & prawn one-pot

    A fast and easy meal filled with Mediterranean holiday flavours

  • One pan spicy rice

    One pan spicy rice

    This simple rice dish is a useful backup – it needs practically no preparation and uses storecupboard ingredients

  • Moroccan-style chicken with lentils

    Moroccan-style chicken with lentils

    Lesley Waters’ rich chicken dish has vibrant North African flavours and goes fantastically with rice or couscous

  • Indian butternut squash curry

    Indian butternut squash curry

    Up your veg count and get three of your five-a-day with this fragrant, low fat vegetarian curry

  • Sushi burrito

    Sushiritto

    Mexican meets Japanese in this healthy sushi burrito, using sushi ingredients – tuna, nori, rice, pickled ginger, and wasabi combined to resemble a wrap

  • Help-yourself tuna rice salad

    Help-yourself tuna rice salad

    Ideal for busy households, this hearty salad keeps well in the fridge for up to three days, ready to be spooned into a bowl whenever you’re peckish

  • Jerk sweet potato & black bean curry

    Jerk sweet potato & black bean curry

    Serve your vegetable curry Caribbean style, flavoured with thyme, jerk seasoning and red peppers – great with rice and peas

  • Mushroom & thyme risotto

    Mushroom & thyme risotto

    Using a mixture of quinoa and rice gives a light texture and lovely nutty flavour to this dish

  • Chicken biryani pilau

    Chicken biryani pilau

    Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won’t need to order takeaways ever again!

  • Summer vegetable curry

    Summer vegetable curry

    Give your Friday night curry a healthy makeover with this low-fat, superhealthy, vegetarian dish

  • Creamy tomato risotto

    Creamy tomato risotto

    A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper

  • Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

    Chicken, edamame & ginger pilaf

    Make this healthy rice pot for a mid-week supper – crammed with fibre and vitamin C

  • Spiced bulgur pilaf with fish

    Spiced bulgur pilaf with fishUse sustainable white fish in this North African-inspired rice one-pot with harissa and apricot – full of iron, fibre and 2 of your 5 -a-day
  • Vegan courgette risotto

    Summer courgette risotto

    This fresh vegan one-pot supper makes the most of the season’s fresh produce – plus it’s a great way to get kids to eat their veg

  • Japanese salmon & avocado rice

    Japanese salmon & avocado rice

    This dish contains the goodness of sushi but saves you the painstaking rolling and shaping

  • Lighter lamb biryani

    Skinny lamb biryani 2016

    Satisfy your curry cravings with this clever rice dish. The lamb is stir-fried and the ‘rice’ is a cauliflower pilau creation

    10 BEST HEALTHY RICE LUNCH RECIPE

    • A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.

      This summery recipe has the ideal combination of slow-releasing carbs, lean protein and heart-friendly fats

    • Special fried rice with prawns & chorizo

      Special fried rice with prawns & chorizo

      A fusion dish that merges Spanish paella with Asian egg fried rice – a great way to get kids to eat vegetables

    • 20-minute rice supper

      20-minute rice supper

      Superhealthy – good source of omega-3s

    • Green rice with beetroot & apple salsa

      Green rice with beetroot & apple salsa

      Why not make this healthy rice salad the night before to save time when you’re in a rush? We’ve added walnuts to the salsa as they’re rich in essential omega-3 fats

    • Congee with soy eggs

      Congee with soy eggs

      This savoury, Asian version of our much loved porridge contains rice and meaty chicken stock to flavour the broth, and makes a wonderful breakfast or comforting dinner

    • Lamb dopiaza with broccoli rice

      Lamb dopiaza with broccoli rice

      Simple and delicious, this low-fat curry is full of good-for-you ingredients, including lean lamb, prebiotic onions and fibre-rich lentils

    • Butternut squash pilaf

      Butternut squash pilaf

      This rice-based recipe makes a delicious vegetarian dinner option or flavour-packed side dish, with butternut squash, tagine spices and crispy onions

    • Smoky paprika seafood rice

      Smoky paprika seafood rice

      Savoury smoked paprika gives a real lift to this healthy yet impressive paella-style dish with prawns, baby squid and mussels

    • Cauliflower rice

      A plate filled with herby cauliflower rice

      Pulse cauliflower in a food processor to make cauliflower couscous or an easy rice-like side dish that’s much lower GI and ready in just 10 minutes

    • Stir-fried chicken with broccoli & brown rice

      Stir-fried chicken with broccoli & brown rice

      Combine lean chicken with super-healthy broccoli, ginger and garlic for a quick and cheap, weeknight dinner

    • Pandan steamed rice

      Pandan steamed rice

      Pandan is a tropical leaf also called screwpine leaf, used to add a fragrant, slight sweetness – great for complimenting curries

    • Wild rice with orange & fennel

      Wild rice with orange & fennel

      This zingy rice side dish combines bold flavours of orange, fennel and coriander – a great accompaniment to grilled meat or fish

    • Chinese poached chicken & rice

      Chinese poached chicken & rice

      A healthy Asian-inspired dish ideal for an easy dinner. Use the leftovers to make our cold chicken noodle salad for the next day.

    • Kedgeree with poached egg

      Kedgeree with poached egg

      This curried fish and rice dish is suitable for brunch, breakfast or a main course at dinnertime. Replace traditional boiled eggs with poached

    • Miso brown rice & broccoli salad with fiery prawns

      Miso brown rice & broccoli salad with fiery prawns

      Fermented miso soya bean paste adds an extra savoury hit to this nutritious rice dish topped with fiery chilli-fried prawns

    • Squash, mushroom & gorgonzola pilaf

      Squash, mushroom & gorgonzola pilaf

      Slow cook brown basmati rice in stock and flavour with mushrooms, blue cheese, sage and parsley

    • Japanese-style brown rice

      Japanese-style brown rice

      A simple healthy side of brown rice served with ginger, garlic, spring onions, soy sauce and soya beans

    • Artichoke, red onion & rosemary risotto

      Artichoke, red onion & rosemary risotto

      Give your risotto a healthy makeover with this easy low-fat recipe

    • Baked jollof rice

      Baked jollof rice served in a casserole dish

      Enjoy a version of the West African staple, jollof rice. It’s a great partner to chicken, fish or salad and you can use a ready-made sauce if you prefer

      Healthy spiced rice pudding

      Rating: 3 out of 5

      Make a rice pudding infused with hot cross bun flavours for a special (and healthy) Easter treat for the family. Use semi-skimmed milk for 2-5 year olds

      4 h 45 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Chinese chicken curry

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Cook an easy, healthy curry with just 15 minutes preparation. Serve this replica of your favourite takeaway dish with fluffy rice for a wholesome family meal

      55 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Cauliflower rice

      Pulse cauliflower in a food processor to make cauliflower couscous or an easy rice-like side dish that’s much lower GI and ready in just 10 minutes

      10 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Vegan

      Fridge-raid fried rice

      Pack in the veg with this healthy chicken fried rice, which uses everyday foods you’ll find in the fridge for a quick and easy family supper

      30 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Spicy cauliflower & halloumi rice

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Make this spicy cauliflower, spinach and halloumi rice for a speedy, simple supper. Nourishing and balanced, it’s ideal for busy weeknights

      25 mins

      Easy

      Vegetarian

      Gluten-free

      Rice pudding

      Rating: 4 out of 5

      Try our recipe for a gorgeously creamy, yet low in fat rice pudding. Serve this comforting dessert with jam or fruit

      2 h 5 mins

      Easy

      Lemon chicken soup

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Use up your leftover roast chicken to make this moreish lemon chicken soup. With added risotto rice, it’s a healthy and filling dinner for four

      40 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Chicken & chorizo jambalaya

      Rating: 5 out of 

      A Cajun-inspired rice pot recipe with spicy Spanish sausage, sweet peppers and tomatoes

      55 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Lamb jalfrezi with cumin rice

      Rating: 4 out of 5

      Satisfy your curry cravings with this healthy version of a popular takeaway, served with brown rice. It packs in three of your 5-a-day along with iron, vitamin C and fibre

      1 h

      Easy

      Healthy

      Gluten-free

      Prawn fried rice

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Make this easy Asian-inspired dish in just 30 minutes. It’s healthy and low in calories but big on flavour, making it perfect for a speedy family supper

      30 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Classic rice pudding

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Have this creamy rice pudding cooking in the oven while you make dinner and round off your meal with a comforting pud. Serve with jam for a feel-good treat

      1 h 35 mins

      Easy

      Gluten-free

      Healthy tikka masala

      Rating: 5 out of 5.38 ratings

      Enjoy the spicy, rich flavours of tikka masala with this family-friendly lighter version that’s both healthy and gluten-free. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

      1 h 5 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Gluten-free

      Healthy chicken pasta bake

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Try this healthy chicken pasta bake with peppers, courgette and ricotta for a nutritious midweek dinner. It’s sure to be a hit with everyone

      1 h

      Easy

      Healthy

      Pineapple fried rice

      Rating: 4 out of 5

      Add chunks of fresh pineapple to fried rice to transform it into something special. Serve on its own for a family dinner, or as part of a Chinese banquet

      20 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Vegetarian

      Chicken noodle soup

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Mary Cadogan’s aromatic broth will warm you up on a winter’s evening – it contains ginger, which is particularly good for colds.

      40 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Smoky spiced veggie rice

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Try this vegan take on a jambalaya, full of fiery and smoky flavours and bursting with vegetables. It’s healthy, low in fat and calories, yet big on flavour

      1 h 15 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Vegan

      Chole with cumin rice & raita

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Make a chickpea curry served with raita for a brilliant budget-friendly family meal. As well as being quick and easy, it’s healthy too

      35 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Gluten-free

      One-pot chicken & curry rice

      Rating: 4 out of 5.

      Rustle up this easy family one pot dinner, with chicken, cauliflower, beans and peas in mild curry flavours. Serve with yogurt and mango chutney on the side

      1 h

      Easy

      Healthy pancakes

      Rating: 4 out of 5

      These easy healthy pancakes get their fluffy texture from whipped egg whites. Stack them high with fresh berries and a spoonful of low-fat yogurt

      45 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Vegetarian

      Pork souvlaki with Greek salad & rice

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Pair this healthy souvlaki with a rice dish – or if you’re cooking on the barbecue, you might prefer a baked potato instead. The salad has three of your 5-a-day

      50 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Gluten-free

      Healthy shakshuka

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Start the day on a lighter note with this satisfying shakshuka, a wonderful pan full of tomatoes, pepper, spinach and eggs. It packs in four of your 5-a-day

      40 mins

      Easy

      Healthy

      Vegetarian

      Peanut butter chicken rice bowl

      Rating: 4 out of 5

      Impress your nearest and dearest with this peanut butter chicken and sticky rice bowl. A quick and easy dinner for two, it could also work for Valentine’s

      30 mins

      Easy

      Mexican rice

      Rating: 4 out of 5

      Enjoy this easy Mexican tomato rice as a side dish to accompany beef burritos or chilli. You can choose to make it veggie if you like by using vegetable stock

      40 mins

      Easy

      Prawn & harissa spaghetti

      Rating: 5 out of 5

      Try our spaghetti dinner for two, with king prawns and harissa dressing. It only takes 20 minutes to make and is healthy too – great for a midweek meal.

      20 mins

      Easy

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