From Ottolenghi's Baked Rice with Olives to Meera Sodha's Nasi Goreng and Madhur Jaffrey's Berry Pilaf, here are 10 ways to add flavour and intrigue to this store cupboard essential.
If you've got a tin of olives and some rice, you're well on your way to whipping up Ottolenghi's baked and salsa-topped recipe.
Meera Sodha's shredded sprout nasi goreng is a great way to get some veg in with your rice. Don't have sprouts? Switch out for finely shredded cabbage instead.
What do you get when you combine three store cupboard essentials together? A delicious rice dish with currants, chickpeas and plenty of Spanish flavours.
Vegan cooking often lends itself particularly well to store cupboard cooking, as this five-ingredient Cajun-inspired one pot wonder shows.
Making good use of the ingredients you might have lurking in your freezer, this egg fried rice dish ticks off most of the food groups in one go and makes for the perfect fakeaway.
Dotted with dried fruit and chopped nuts and perfumed with spices, Meera Sodha's Maharajah's Rice is a store cupboard rice dish par excellence.
Madhur's jewel-toned pilaf will bring a little colour to darker days and is made using majority store cupboard spices and is perfect if you have a pack of dried cranberries to use up.
This simple risotto is perfect for a cupboard cook up. Don't have fresh peppers? Try using jarred instead.
The ultimate one-pot wonder, this easy biryani is also simple to flex. Switch out green beans for frozen peas and chicken for any protein you have access to, or simply enjoy the delicately flavoured rice without extras.
Got a packet of pudding rice knocking around at the back of your cupboards? Turn to a simple British classic that also happens to be just about as comforting as a pud can get.