I counted 31 entries. January has 31 days. Interesting.
Of those 31, @butzy produced an amazing list of 10 rice dishes. @Hank offered up 6, @eastshores 5. 7 others did the remaining 10 dishes.
I was seriously considering giving the win to @Aquamarie because I really like onigiri. And @harpua made brownies, not what I expected to see in this challenge. And @Hank's smoked salmon risotto was also a top contender.
But just based on the number of good looking dishes, the variety and creative uses of rice, I'm going to name @butzy the top contender for the month.