If you’re somebody who constantly craves Asian takeout, you’ll be shocked to know that you can create your own delicious Asian-style dishes at home with minimal fuss.
As Asia is such a huge continent, it means that there are so many cuisines and cultures you can pull from when making Asian-inspired meals. From Indian curries to Korean rice dishes, Mahatma® Rice has got you covered with these great recipes.
Before we get started on our Asian adventure, let’s take a look at some of the different cuisines we’ll be covering.
South Asian Cuisine: South Asian cuisine includes dishes from countries like Sri Lanka and India. These dishes typically use ingredients like cardamom, garam masala, curry powder, cumin, turmeric and ghee. Mahatma® Basmati Rice and Jasmine Rice varieties go particularly well with South Asian food.
South East Asian Cuisine: This cuisine features dishes from places like Indonesia and Thailand. For these recipes you’ll want to keep your pantry stocked with ingredients such as soy sauce, curry powder, coconut milk and curry paste. You’ll also find that these dishes often taste best when mixed with rice varieties like Mahatma® Basmati Rice and Jasmine Rice.
East Asian Inspired Dishes: Here is where we’ll find our typical Korean, Japanese and Chinese recipes. You’ll want to have some ingredients like Korean red chili paste, rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds, tofu, sesame oil, fish sauce and soy sauce. In terms of rice, you’ll want to serve these dishes with Mahatma® Fluffy Rice or Jasmine Rice
Now that we’ve got our ingredients ready, let’s take a look at some recipes.
South Asian Inspired Dishes
We start with this Sri Lankan Rice made with cardamom and turmeric along with Mahatma® Jasmine Rice. For some more flavor, you can add some more bay or curry leaves.
Next up, we have this Chicken Biryani which can be garnished with bay leaves and additional vegetables. Alternatively, for an even simpler biryani recipe, learn how to make this flavorsome Everyday Chicken Biryani. Try enjoying this dish with some chutney instead of raisins.
Next up, we have these flavorful Beef Curry Rice Burger Bowls made with Mahatma® Jasmine Rice and coconut milk. To add more thickness to the curry in this dish, you can add more broth at the end.
South East Asian Inspired Dishes
In Southeast Asia, we kick things off with this spicy Indonesian Nasi Goreng recipe which you can make using Mahatma® Basmati Rice.
Moving onto Thailand and we have this aromatic One Pot Green Curry Chicken made with Mahatma® Jasmine Rice. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients with this recipe and make it your own by adding in your favorite vegetables and herbs. If you’re following a vegan diet you can replace the chicken for tofu and the chicken broth for vegetable broth.
East Asian Inspired Dishes
If you like your rice dishes with a bit of a kick, check out this Spicy Korean Rice made with Mahatma® Fluffy Rice. If you want to add some protein to this recipe, you can add some seafood like shrimp or tofu if you are following a vegetarian diet.
If you’re a fan of fried rice dishes, you’ll love this flavor filled Asian Tofu Rice Bowl made with Mahatma® Jasmine Rice soy sauce. Like all fried rice bowls, this dish is very easily customizable.
For some more fried rice inspiration, though this time with a coconut flavor, you can learn how to make this Shrimp Fried Rice With Coconut with Mahatma® Jasmine Rice.
If you’ve got an air-fryer in the kitchen, why not make this Spicy Air-Fryer Rice with Mahatma® Jasmine Rice. To make this dish more filling, feel free to replace the egg with meat like chicken, beef or pork. If you’re not a fan of spicy food you can remove the chili flakes and add in some cucumber to counteract the spicy sauce. Make a big batch of this recipe to help you meal prep for the week.
If you’re looking for an Asian-style salad, you’ll love this sweet yet salty Jasmine Rice Salad With Asian Chicken, packed with fresh veggies and other East Asian ingredients. The oranges in this recipe give this salad a citrusy kick.
For another East Asian-influenced salad dish that can be ready in no time, you can also learn how to make this Asian Chicken Salad With Spicy Peanut Sauce with Mahatma® Whole Grain Brown Rice.
If you like a bit of seafood with your salad, you’ll enjoy this Asian Brown Rice and Shrimp Salad With Sesame Orange Dressing. This salad mixes together fruits like Asian pears and mango with vegetables like avocados and peppers into a delicious blend. If you want to turn the heat up slightly, marinate the shrimp in spicy sauce before cooking.
For a classic Thai sweet treat, learn how to make this Sticky Rice With Mango made with Mahatma® Jasmine Rice and coconut milk. For some added crunch, add in some sesame seeds or cashew nuts. For best results, try soaking your rice in the coconut milk for a few hours before cooking.