With Mother’s Day around the corner, RiceSelect® can help you celebrate in style. As it’s a day when all the family get together, cooking up something delicious for all only helps to make it an unforgettable occasion! When there’s a gathering, appetizers are one of the best ways to please the crowd and get the party started. So what are the best little bites to serve on Mother’s day?

Read on and we’ll take you through tantalizing options that will please everyone in the family.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Perfect Spring Menu

As Mother’s Day comes along during the peak of spring, home chefs can combine the best of both worlds by using the tastiest seasonal ingredients for a family get-together. These home chef spices and herbs will help you to make the most of those fresh spring flavors that come along just once a year.

Now is also the time to use seasonal spring produce. You can take advantage of all that freshness by making beautiful little dishes that are full of vibrant greens. From vegetables to herbs and fruits, these recipes are packed with the best flavors of the season.

Sausage Bites

They’re tasty, chewy, and can be dipped into loads of different sauces. What isn’t there to love about little sausage bites? This Wild Rice and Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Recipe, however, gives you and your guests something different by using mushrooms to hold your ingredients together.

For a sausage appetizer that’s just waiting to be dipped into a delicious sauce of your choice, see this Sausage and Sage Arancini Recipe. With these bites,it’s easy to indulge in the flavors and textures of sausage and sage – plus it’s accompanied by a creamy sauce!

Couscous Appetizers

Couscous can be used in a range of appetizers. Its versatility allows it to pair well with various different ingredients and soak up their flavors. It’s also great for texture and making a meal heartier, despite being a soft and fluffy ingredient. Get creative with couscous with these tasty options:

Flavorful Filling: These small grains are ideal for Delicious Stuffed Peppers and Vegetables! With fresh lemon juice, honey and herbs, you can put together this Couscous Avocado Boats Recipe that is bound to make a lasting impression on everyone at the house!

Crispy Cakes: Did you know that couscous can also be used to make cakes? In this Garlic Lemon Couscous Cakes Recipe, you’ll have a zesty but savory dish that makes an enjoyable finger food.

Bites for Dipping and Spreading

Everybody loves dips and spreads, especially at a festivity! WIth these Italian Arborio rice balls found in this Crab Cake Arancini Recipe, you’ll have a dish that’ll disappear fast - with each bite, you’ll only want another!

This Rice and Cheese Spread Recipe brings the delicious flavors of cheddar cheese, onions, eggs and pickle into another addictive dish for everyone to enjoy. This is another finger food that’s bound to keep you coming back for more!

Also, this Crispy Brown Rice Chicken Fingers Recipe has to get a mention given the popularity of crispy chicken, especially when it’s dipped into a delicious sauce like ranch dressing! That said, there are plenty of sauces for you to choose from that pair well with this.

Quinoa Cakes

Here’s a vegetarian appetizer that everyone can enjoy - this Veggie Quinoa Cakes Recipe. A tasty accompaniment to sweet chili sauce, these cakes offer a unique and irresistible texture.

Pizza is one of the most popular dishes to enjoy at a family get-together. That’s why this Quinoa Pizza Bite Recipe is a great choice for mother’s day. With mozzarella, pepperoni and a tomato dipping sauce, the flavors are familiar but the style is unique!

If you love garlicky flavors, try making these Cheese and Jalapeño Quinoa Cakes with Roasted Garlic and Lemon Aioli. When dipped in the lemon aioli sauce, this finger food is truly delicious.

Sushi Snacks

Sushi snacks make fantastic appetizers that are light, tasty and elegant. To learn more about sushi rice, see our guide to becoming a sushi rice connoisseur where you’ll find all the info you need on this staple in Japanese cuisine. There, you’ll find a step-by-step guide that-ll show you how to make sushi rice to perfection.

Seafood: For a classic sushi option, opt for this Shrimp Finger Sushi Recipe, a type of sushi most of us have seen, or tried, at a restaurant once before. But they needn’t be limited to restaurants - you can make them at home! After all, shrimp can be used in a lot more meals and appetizers than just sushi. See for yourself with these succulent shrimp recipe ideas:learn how to buy and cook shrimp the right way as well as various recipes from different parts of the world.

Vegetarian: When making sushi snacks, these Vegetarian Sushi Rolls Recipe will help you to diversify the options to meet different dietary requirements. These sushi rolls are filled with carrots cut into the size of matchsticks and cucumber, a combo that works well with wasabi dipping sauce.

Fusion: So what happens when you combine this style of Japanese cooking with Italian ingredients? The answer is Italian Sushi Rolls - an irresistible fusion food made with RiceSelect® Sushi Rice wrapped in Italian prosciutto with sprinkles of fresh basil and Parmesan.

For more meal inspiration with RiceSelect®, visit our recipes page where you’ll never be short of new ways to make elevated meals.