For thousands of years, rice has been an extremely important ingredient for various cultures. In fact, in many Asian countries, the word for rice and food is identical. Moreover, this very special grain is full of fiber and minerals, and is therefore a nutritious staple of any diet.
We all know Thai and Indian curry, Chinese rice dishes, and Japanese sushi—but there is a lot more to cook with rice: Can you imagine Spanish cuisine without paella or Italy without its risottos? Let´s follow rice as it travels across the world:
Quick and easy—for a night out in China, make this classic dish, filled with fresh vegetables and aromatic tofu, and serve it over a fluffy bed of rice.
You simply cannot think of Spain without dreaming of paella. Colorful vegetables, olives, and saffron give this paella preparation a special twist. The recipe will take you some time, but it´s worth the effort! Is there any better idea than spending a nice evening with friends and a large pan of homemade paella?
Star anise, cinnamon, and black cardamom give this Taiwanese rice dish with egg and bok choi an unforgettable spicy flavor. Plus, it keeps well in the fridge or freezer for perfect leftovers.
Italy—the home of pizza and pasta. In Europe, Italy is the largest producer of rice, and risotto is its number one rice dish! Take short grain rice to make a creamy, dreamy risotto.
A different kind of sandwich! Beloved avocado, smoked salmon, fresh lemon, and smooth cream cheese meet sticky sushi rice and nori seaweed. Yum!
A sweet delight. Nothing beats homemade, tipsy baked plums with creamy rice pudding. A tasty dish for dessert or a snack!
Published on January 21, 2017