70+ Foods Beginning With R

Did someone ask you to list foods that begin with the letter R? In this article, we have compiled a list of Foods Beginning with R.

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Popular Foods Beginning With R

There are different popular foods starting with R and here are some of them:

  1. Rabbit
  2. Rack: The ribbed part of the forequarter of pork, veal, beef, or mutton.
  3. Radicchio: A variety of chicory with globose heads of red leaves.
  4. Radish
  5. Ragout: A well-seasoned stew of meats and vegetables.
  6. Raita: An Indian side dish of yogurt with spices and chopped cucumbers.
  7. Ramekin: A cheese dish made with breadcrumbs and eggs.
  8. Rarebit: A cheese melted with beer or ale served over toast.
  9. Ratafee: A sweet liquor made from brandy or wine with peach or plum or apricots and almonds.
  10. Ratafia: A liqueur flavored with almonds, peach kernels, apricots, or cherries.
  11. Red cabbage: A cabbage plant with reddish-purple leaves.
  12. Redfish: A large edible fish.
  13. Relish: A spicy or savory condiment.
  14. Rhubarb: Sour, long pinkish leafstalks that are usually eaten cooked.
  15. Rib: A cut of meat, including one or more ribs.
  16. Rice Rickey: A fluid made from sweetened lime juice and soda water with liquor.
  17. Rissole: A minced cooked fish or meat coated in eggs and breadcrumbs then fried in deep fat.
  18. Roast
  19. Rockfish: An edible fish with dark longitudinal stripes.
  20. Roe: Eggs from a female fish often used in cooking.
  21. Rolls 
  22. Rollmops: Pickled herring fillet wrapped or rolled around a pickle.
  23. Romaine lettuce: A lettuce with long dark green leaves in an elongated head.
  24. Rose: An edible shrub of the genus Rosa.
  25. Rosefish: A large fish found in the northern Atlantic coast of Africa.
  26. Rosemary 
  27. Roulade: A dish of a slice of meat rolled around a filling.
  28. Roux: A mixture of flour and fat used as a basis for sauces.
  29. Rue
  30. Rye
  31. Rueben: A hot sandwich that has Swiss cheese, corned beef, and sauerkraut on rye bread.
  32. Rutabaga: A yellow root of the rutabaga plant used as food.

Fruits Beginning With R

Some fruits are also spelled with R as their first letter, and this list contains some of them:

  1. Raisin
  2. Rambutan: A red fruit of the Malayan tree.
  3. Raspberry   
  4. Red beets                                                         
  5. Redcurrant: Small berries used in jams and jellies.
  6. Ribier: Purple grape of California.

African Foods Beginning With R

Here are different traditional African meals all starting with R:

  1. Rolex: A popular Ugandan breakfast food that combines eggs and vegetables wrapped in chapati.
  2. Romanova: The national dish of Madagascar, which is a soup consisting of beef, pork, greens, onions, tomatoes, and garlic slow-cooked in a pot eaten with rice.

Caribbean Foods Beginning With R

Here are different Caribbean foods starting with R:

  1. Red peas soup: A thick, flavorful stew of meat such as beef or pork, starchy vegetables, and tender, chewy dumplings.
  2. Rum punch: A classic Caribbean cocktail made with rum, fruit juice, sugar, syrup, and water.
  3. Run down: A flavorful Jamaican fish stew cooked with coconut milk, onions garlic and tomatoes until thick.

Continental Foods Beginning with R

Here are different Continental foods starting with R:

  1. Rag pudding: Minced meat with onions in a suet pastry, boiled or steamed.
  2. Ragu alla bolognese: A meat-based sauce served with tagliatelle or other pasta.
  3. Ratatouille: A stew of vegetables that usually contains zucchini, tomatoes, onion, eggplant, peppers, and seasoning.
  4. Ravioli: A pasta comprising a filling enveloped in thin pasta dough served in broth or with a sauce.
  5. Red Leicester: An English cheese made with cow milk.
  6. Ricotta: An Italian whey cheese made from sheep, cow, goat, or Italian water buffalo milk whey.
  7. Rigatoni: A pasta with short ribbed pieces.
  8. Ristretto: A short shot of espresso coffee.
  9. Roast lamb: An English dish of roasted lamb served with mint sauce from finely chopped peppermint leaves, soaked in vinegar with a small amount of sugar.
  10. Roast pork with apple sauce: An English dish of roasted pork served with apple sauce made with peeled or unpeeled apples and maybe spiced or sweetened.
  11. Romesco: A sauce made from almonds/hazelnuts, roasted garlic, olive oil, and nyores small dried red peppers.
  12. Roquefort: A French blue cheese.

Indian Foods Beginning With R

Here are different Indian foods starting with R:

  1. Rajma: An Indian vegetarian dish of red kidney beans in thick gravy and spices served with rice
  2. Rama tori subji: Spicy dish made with any two vegetables i.e., potatoes and cabbage.
  3. Rongi: Black eye peas, onions, and tomatoes in a curry sauce.

Mediterranean Foods Beginning With R

Here are different Mediterranean foods starting with R:

  1. Retsina: A white wine with pine resin added.
  2. Rijstaffel: A dish with a wide variety of foods and sauces served with rice.
  3. Rizogalo: Greek rice pudding made from rice mixed with water in milk and other ingredients such as cinnamon and raisins.
  4. Ross il forn: A traditional Maltese dish of baked rice greased and baked as an oven casserole.

Mexican Foods Beginning With R

Here are different Mexican foods starting with R:

  1. Radicchio: A type of chicory with white beans and deep reddish-purple leaves eaten grilled with olive oil or served with pasta.
  2. Rajas con crema: A Mexican dish of sliced poblano pepper with cream served with tinga, mole, chicharron, and papas con chorizo.
  3. Retsina: A Greek wine flavored with resin.
  4. Romeritos: A Central Mexican dish of tender sprigs of seepweed boiled and served in mole sauce seasoned with blended shrimp jerky.

Oriental Foods Beginning With R

Here are different Oriental foods starting with R:

  1. Raindrop cake: A dessert made of water and agar that resembles a raindrop.
  2. Ramen: A Japanese dish of Chinese wheat noodles served in a meat or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso and uses toppings such as sliced pork, nori (dried seaweed), menma, and scallions.
  3. Ramune: A Carbonated soft drink sold in Japan.
  4. Rebasashi: A dish of calf liver served completely raw and dipped in sesame oil.
  5. Red bean cake: A Chinese cake with a sweet red bean paste filling.
  6. Red tortoise cake: A small, round, or oval-shaped Chinese pastry made with soft, sticky glutinous rice flour skin wrapped around a sweet filling in the center.
  7. Rice pudding: A dish made from rice mixed with water or milk and other ingredients such as cinnamon and raisins.
  8. Roast squab: A Chinese dish of roasted young pigeons (squab).

There are more foods spelled with R than you would have guessed and we have listed some of them in this list. Tell us what you think as well as any other foods starting with R by leaving a comment.