"With out rice, even the cleverest housewife can't cook." - Chinese Proverb
Over half the worldwide population survives on it. It is the second most produced cereal grain in the world. There are over forty,000 kinds of it worldwide - and I have selected for santinorice
you, the three finest ones to eat, earlier than you die! Go forth ladies and gents, I highly suggest you to embark upon this culinary journey!
1. Basmati: Aged, long grain Basmati is one among India's most prised culinary presents to the world. Not many individuals know that the name of the variety is derived from the Sanskrit time period vasmati, that means "aromatic". This fragrant variety with a nutty flavour can bear prolonged cooking, a property that turns into helpful within the preparation of the famend dish, biryani. Basmati and tender meat/ moist seafood/ fresh vegetables, richly flavoured with caretotally selected herbs and spices, make a heavenly one-pot meal! Because the grains can stand up to lengthy, sluggish cooking, they take in all of the flavours from the pan.
2. Arborio: Moving on to a short grain selection - Italian Arborio is creamy, almost as if coated in a sauce, when cooked! The creaminess is a results of the rice leaving its starch upon cooking. It is named after Comune di Arboro, where it's grown. Like pasta, Italians cook it to al dente texture, meaning "agency when bitten". Probably the most well-known preparation made with it is risotto. Arborio is cooked with meat/ seafood/ vegetables/ mushrooms, butter and wine to a smooth consistency! Cheese (Parmesan, unless it's a fusion/ modern recipe.) is incorporated at the end. Now that's each connoisseur dream come true!
3. Jasmine: Thoughts about this one conjure up images of lengthy, slightly sticky, floral-scented (Akin to the flower of the same name.) rice grains being served with comforting Thai curries. It's not as long or slender because the Basmati. Although originally a Thai variety, it's grown in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos too. The best way to cook it's in less water, hence absorption method. (It's the technique of rice-cooking that makes use of a measured quantity of water. This is in contrast to drainage method where a lot of water is used, after which discarded on the finish of the cooking process.) Jasmine is nice plain boiled, however any leftovers are also good for fried rice. Soft grains are stir-fried with onions, garlic, chillies, soy sauce in a veg. or non veg. dish with bold, shiny flavours!