"Without rice, even the cleverest housespouse cannot cook." - Chinese Proverb
Over half the global population survives on it. It is the second most produced cereal grain within the world. There are over forty,000 styles of it worldwide - and I have chosen for you, the three greatest ones to eat, earlier than you die! Go forth ladies and gents, I highly advocate you to embark upon this culinary journey!
1. Basmati: Aged, long grain Basmati is one of India's most prised culinary gifts to the world. Not many individuals know that the name of the range is derived from the Sanskrit time period vasmati, which means "aromatic". This fragrant variety with a nutty flavour can bear extended cooking, a property that turns into useful in the preparation of the renowned dish, biryani. Basmati and tender meat/ moist seafood/ fresh vegetables, richly flavoured with carefully chosen herbs and spices, make a heavenly one-pot meal! Because the grains can face up to long, slow cooking, they absorb all the flavours from the pan.
2. Arborio: Moving on to a brief grain variety - Italian Arborio is creamy, nearly 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, the place it is grown. Like pasta, Italians cook it to al dente texture, that means "agency when bitten". 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 every connoisseur dream come true!
3. Jasmine: Ideas 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 isn't as long or slender because the Basmati. Regardless that initially a Thai variety, it's grown in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos too. The best way to cook it is in less water, therefore absorption method. (It's the technique of rice-cooking that uses a measured quantity of water. This is in contrast to drainage technique where plenty of water is used, and then discarded at the finish of the cooking process.) Jasmine is nice plain boiled, but 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, santinorice.com