Do you ever wonder where those weird names come from?
In this article I’m going to explain you the top 43 foods that start with the letter ‘R’.
This list was compiled using data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.
Ranch dressing is a creamy salad dressing made from buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, and spices. It was created in the 1930s by Clarence Birdseye, who invented frozen foods. He wanted to create a dressing that could be used as a dip for his frozen vegetables.
A roux is a mixture of flour and fat cooked together until light colored and thickened. A roux is usually added to sauces to thicken them. In addition to being used to thicken sauces, a roux can be used to flavor soups, stews, and other dishes. #3. Béchamel Sauce
Béchamel sauce is a white sauce made from butter, milk, and flour. It is typically served with pasta, but can be used as a base for many different types of recipes. #4. Beurre Manie Butter Meringue
1 Béchamel Sauce is a white sauce made of butter, milk, and cream. It is usually served with pasta, but it can be used as a basis for many other dishes. 2 Beurre manie or béarnaise is a classic French sauce made of equal parts butter and vinegar. It is traditionally served with steak and eggs. 3 A relish is a condiment consisting of chopped vegetables, herbs, spices, and sometimes meat or fish. 4 Remoulade is a spicy mustard based sauce originating in France. It is typically served as a dip for raw oysters.
Romesco is a Spanish sauce made from roasted red peppers, almonds, garlic, breadcrumbs, olive oil, and salt. It is typically served with seafood and grilled meats. #6. Salsa verde Answer: Salsa Verde is a green salsa made from tomatillos, cilantro, jalapeños, onions, and lime juice. It is typically served on tacos, burritos, and nachos.
#6. Rainbow Sauce
Rainbow Sauce is a sweet and sour sauce made from pineapple, orange juice, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, and spices. It is traditionally used on pork dishes. #7. Mayonnaise Mayonnaise is a thick emulsion of egg yolks, vegetable oils, and seasonings. It is typically used as a salad dressing. #8. Guacamole Guacamole is a Mexican dip made from mashed avocado, tomatoes, chilies, and lemon juice. It is typically eaten with chips. #9. Pesto Pesto is a paste made from basil leaves, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, and olive oil. It is typically served as a pasta topping. #10. Tzatziki Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt based sauce made from cucumber, dill, garlic, and lemon juice.
Radishes are members of the mustard family Brassicaceae and are related to cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, and horseradish. They are grown worldwide and have been cultivated since ancient times. #8. Cucumber Cucumbers are a type of gourd belonging to the genus Cucumis. They are usually eaten raw, but can also be pickled, cooked, or fermented into other products such as raita, pickles, and sours.
#8. Romaine Lettuce
Romaine lettuce is a member of the butterhead group of the species Lactuca sativa. It is widely used as a salad green. #9. Celery Celery is a biennial herbaceous plant in the Apiaceae Umbelliferae family. It is native to Europe and western Asia, where it was introduced from North America in the 17th century.
Radicchio is a type of chicory grown for its red leaves. It is related to endive and escarole. #10. Cucumber Cucumbers are members of the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. They are usually eaten raw in salads or pickled.
Rice is a cereal grain native to Asia. It was domesticated independently several times from different species of grasses. In China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India, and other countries, long-grain white rice Oryza sativa is the primary form of rice consumed. Short-grain rice Oryza glaberrima, used primarily in West Africa, is similar to long-grain rice but cooks faster. Medium-grain rice O. nivara is used mainly in South Asia. Basmati rice O. coarctata is a short-grained aromatic rice cultivated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Japonica rice O. japonicus is a long-grain rice originating from East Asia. Cultivated varieties of rice differ in color, shape, size, taste, aroma, and cooking properties.
Rhubarb is a perennial plant belonging to the buckwheat family Polygonaceae. Its leaves are broad and oval shaped, while its stems are hollow and cylindrical. The stalks are usually red, green, yellow, or purple in colour. The leaves are generally eaten raw in salads, or cooked as a vegetable. Rhubarb is grown commercially in temperate regions around the world. It is available year round, although it is harvested during spring and summer months.
#12. Red Potatoes
Red potatoes are a type of potato that is not white but rather a reddish orange color. These potatoes are very popular because of their sweet flavor and tender texture. They are also known as russets because of their resemblance to the Russian language word "Russet". Russets were originally bred in England and Ireland, and later spread throughout Europe and North America. Today, many varieties of red potatoes exist, such as fingerling, new, and even blue potatoes.
#13. Red Cabbage
Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family. It is usually green, although purple cabbage is also available. In addition to being eaten raw, cabbage is used in many different dishes, from salads to soups to sauerkraut. It is also a common ingredient in pickles. Cabbage contains vitamin K, folate, fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, and vitamins B6 and C.
Raspberries are berries that belong to the genus Rubus. They are cultivated throughout the world and are native to North America. Raspberries are among the earliest fruits to ripen in spring. They are typically red, but sometimes yellow, orange, pink, or white. The fruit grows in clusters on plants called shrubs. The leaves are compound and alternate. The flowers are perfect and form into long spikes. The fruit is composed of two parts: the berry or seed and the stalk. The berry is edible and is sweet and juicy. The seeds are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
Raisins are dried grapes. They are usually plump, dark purple, and round. They are used in baking, sauces, jams, and other dishes. Raisins are harvested from grapevines and are picked while still green. After harvest, raisins are sun-dried until they turn golden brown. They are then sorted and graded according to size, color, and quality. #16. Rice
Rye is a cereal grain native to Eurasia. It is grown primarily for animal feed but is increasingly being cultivated for human consumption. Rye is related to wheat and barley and is sometimes referred to as “wheat”s cousin. Rye is not true grass; rather, it is a member of the grass family Poaceae. Like other members of the Poaceae, rye is a monocotyledonous plant.
Rosemary is a perennial herbaceous shrub belonging to the mint family Lamiaceae. It is native to Europe and southwest Asia, where it grows wild in dry places such as rocky slopes and hillsides. In North America, rosemary was introduced from Europe and became naturalized. It is now found throughout the United States and Canada.
Rambutan is a fruit tree native to Southeast Asia. Its fruits are round, about 1–2 inches 3–5 cm in diameter, and yellowish green. The rambutan is similar in appearance to lychee but smaller and sweeter. #19. Rhubarb
Rhubarb is a vegetable grown for its tart stalks and leaves. It is related to spinach and beetroot. It is used in soups, sauces, pies, jams, jellies, and drinks. Rutabaga is a root vegetable with a white fleshy part and a dark purple skin. It is sometimes called swede in North America or turnip tops in Australia.
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant Rosaceae. They are usually harvested from late summer until early autumn. The fruits are red, round, and about 1–2 cm in diameter. They are rich in vitamin C and other nutrients. Rosehips are eaten raw or cooked. They can be dried and ground into flour, but they are better preserved if frozen. They can be used in salads, desserts, and juices.
Rapini Brassica rapa is a member of the mustard family Brassicaceae. It is a biennial herbaceous plant with yellow flowers and green leaves. Its name comes from the Italian word “rapinare” meaning to pull off the petals. It is native to Europe and Asia, where it grows wild in fields and meadows. In Italy it is known as broccoli di rape. It was introduced to North America in 1885, where it became widely cultivated.
Red currants Ribes rubrum are a type of berry that belongs to the genus Ribes. They are grown primarily in temperate regions around the world. They are usually red, but sometimes white or black. Their flavor is similar to gooseberries.
Rigatoni or rigatoni di fagiolo is a pasta shape from Italy. It is typically served with tomato sauce and cheese. It is derived from the Italian words risoni meaning "little ears" and tagliatelle meaning "cut into strips".
#24. Rice Noodles
Rice noodles are made from rice flour and water. They are usually sold dried and packaged. They are used in Asian cuisine. They are sometimes called glass noodles, because they resemble thin strands of glass.
#25. Reuben Sandwich
A sandwich named after the famous New York deli where it was invented. It consists of corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and rye bread. It is served open face and is traditionally eaten with mustard.
Ravioli is a type of pasta shaped into small pillows. It is usually filled with meat usually ground beef and cheese.
Rolls are bread rolls that are rolled around a filling such as sausage, bacon, ham, cheese, etc. #28. Tuna Sandwich
Tuna sandwich is a sandwich consisting of tuna fish sandwiched between two slices of bread. It is usually served cold. Roulade is a type of roll where the dough is folded over itself several times to form a long cylinder. This is done to give the roll a layered appearance.
Rusk is a type of biscuit that originated in Scotland. It is similar to scones but is larger and flatter. It is traditionally eaten with tea.
Risotto is a dish made from Arborio rice cooked slowly in broth. It is usually served with meat or fish. #31. Scones
Scones are a type of bread baked in a round shape. They are generally eaten hot and topped with butter and jam. Ratatouille is a traditional French vegetable stew. It is typically served with pasta or rice.
Rissole is a type of meatball. It is usually cooked in tomato sauce. A rissole is a ball of ground beef, pork, veal, or lamb mixed with herbs, spices, and other ingredients. It is sometimes referred to as a "meatball" because of its resemblance to a meatball.
Ragout is a stew prepared from various meats and vegetables. It is usually served with pasta or rice. #34. Roast Beef
#34. Red Velvet
#33. Ragout A ragout is a stew prepared with meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, game, or vegetables cooked together. It is typically served with pasta or rice, but can be eaten alone. #34. Red velvet cake Red velvet cake is a type of cake made with red food coloring and cocoa powder. It is traditionally decorated with cream cheese frosting.
#35. Rice Pudding
Rice pudding is a dessert dish consisting of cooked white rice mixed with milk or other liquids and sweetened. In addition to being delicious, it is very filling. #36. Roast beef Roast beef is a cut of beef from the shoulder area of the cow. It is usually sold whole, trimmed of fat, and vacuum packed.
#36. Rum Cake
Rum cake is a type of cake that contains rum flavoring. It is similar to a sponge cake but has a denser texture. #37. Salsa Salsa is a spicy tomato sauce used in Mexican cuisine. It is typically served with tortilla chips or cornbread.
Roe is the edible membrane surrounding the embryo of a mammal. In humans, the term refers specifically to the placenta. #38. Cucumber Cucumbers are grown from seed and are eaten raw or cooked. They are available year round.
Ricotta cheese is a soft, creamy, unripened cow’s milk cheese. It is produced by draining whey from ricotta curds curds left after making mozzarella cheese. It is used in Italian cuisine, especially in lasagna and baked pasta dishes.
Roquefort cheese is a blue-veined cheese made from sheep’s milk. It is a hard cheese, aged between 12 months and 3 years. It is named after the town of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon in France where it was originally produced.
Ribs are meaty cuts of beef taken from the rib cage. They are cut into sections called ribs, each section containing several bones. These bones are connected together by cartilage, making the ribs flexible. #41. Sausage
Sausages are made from ground pork or other meats mixed with spices and seasonings. They are usually cooked in casings, such as intestines, and served hot or cold. Redfish is a type of fish found in the Gulf of Mexico. It is similar to snapper but smaller and redder in color.
#42. Rye Whiskey
Rye whiskey is distilled from fermented rye grain. It is produced mainly in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri. It is aged in new charred oak barrels, where it undergoes a secondary fermentation process. #43. Saffron
Saffron is the dried stigmas of crocus flowers grown primarily in Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Greece, Italy, France, and other Mediterranean countries. In addition to being used as a spice, saffron is also used as a dye and as a medicine. #44. Sake
What is a food starting with R?
Soya beans are a legume that contains protein, fiber, iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, and niacin. Soybeans are also rich in essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6.
What are common breakfast foods?
Rice is a staple grain food in many parts of the world. It is grown in tropical regions such as Asia, Africa, Australia, South America, and Central America. Rice is used in making various dishes such as sushi, paella, risotto, pilaf, fried rice, arroz con pollo, and other types of rice dishes.
What are 10 good breakfast foods?
Rice is a staple food in many countries around the world. In China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei Darussalam, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, and Guam, rice is the main cereal crop.
What is a breakfast food that starts with R?
10 Good Breakfast Foods 1. Oatmeal – It is a type of porridge that is cooked in water and sometimes milk. It is very popular among children because it is easy to eat and digest. 2. Granola – This is a mixture of oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, honey, and other ingredients. It is a healthy breakfast option.
What is a healthy food that starts with S?
Breakfast foods are usually eaten in the morning. Breakfast foods are generally consumed between 6am and 10am. Breakfast foods are divided into two categories; breakfast cereals and breads. Breakfast cereals are typically served cold while breads are served warm. Breakfast foods are also divided into three groups; savory, sweet and salty. Savory breakfast foods are usually meat dishes such as bacon, eggs, sausage, ham, steak, fish, poultry, etc. Sweet breakfast foods are usually desserts such as pancakes, waffles, muffins, biscuits, pies, pastries, etc. Salty breakfast foods are usually condiments such as ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper, vinegar, etc.
What foods start with a letter R?
Rice Krispies cereal is a popular breakfast item that starts with “r”. It was invented in 1940 by the Kellogg company and is still being produced. Rice Krispies cereal is composed of crispy flakes of cooked white rice mixed with sugar and honey. This mixture is coated in a layer of golden colored coat. Rice Krispies was initially marketed as a healthy alternative to wheat flour based products.
What is a breakfast food that starts with the letter R?
Rice Krispies® cereal is a popular breakfast food that starts with “R”. It was created in 1940 by Kellogg Company and is still being produced today. Rice Krispies are a type of cereal that consists of crispy flakes of cooked rice mixed with sugar and corn syrup. This mixture is coated with a layer of golden colored coating. Rice Krispies were originally marketed as a nutritious alternative to wheat flour based cereals.