Southern style Spanish Rice
This southern side dish is well known to our grandmothers and many referred to it as "Spanish Rice". . Reasons it acquired this nickname are not clear, but most older Southerners will know what you are referring to if you ask for it by this name.
Here's the recipe : Southern Style Spanish Rice
Lemon Chicken with Rice
This recipe goes very well over rice which is a staple grown in South Carolina. Rice was first grown successfully in South Carolina about 1680 when Henry H. Woodward planted seed given him by the captain of a Madagascar ship. By the early 18th century, it became a major export crop of the Lower South. Rice planting became extremely profitable and Charleston rice exports rose from 10,000 pounds in 1698 to over 20 million by 1730.