We love saucy food. Sauce makes everything better. So it’s not a surprise that we love just about anything that gets served over pasta or rice. But since I’m such a big fan of the slow cooker, I’m really loving these meals that go with rice and pasta right now.
The options are endless when it comes to meals that include rice or pasta. And with both pasta and rice relatively affordable, it makes sense that a lot of us center our meals around one or the other. You can cook your way through a lot of different flavors from around the world, too. From kicking up the heat with Mexican ingredients, or creating an Asian-inspired stir fry, and taking a trip down south for Jambalaya or just eating something comforting like Chicken and gravy, rice is the perfect starch to round out so many meals. But pasta? I think pasta has a special place in our hearts. I love saucy meat sauces and Italian inspired anything really has to have a good pasta with it.
What I love about all of these recipes is they are all easy and require minimal time in the kitchen. That means I have more time for enjoying the summer and spending time with my kids.
What’s your favorite pasta or rice meal? I am always looking for new ideas!
Slow Cook Recipes to serve with Rice & Pasta
- Sausage Jambalaya
- Chicken Curry
- Chicken Spaghetti
- Thai Peanut Chicken
- Sweet Korean BBQ Beef Haystacks
- Chicken and Broccoli “stir fry”
- Italian Chicken with Tomatoes
- Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Teriyaki Pork Chops
- Baked Chicken with Summer Vegetables
- Chicken and Gravy
- Cantonese Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Garlic Chicken with More Garlic
- Sweet and Sour Pork Chops
- Zesty Chicken (pasta, rice or couscous)