"Without rice, even the cleverest housewife cannot cook." - Chinese Proverb
Over half the worldwide inhabitants survives on it. It's the second most produced cereal grain in the world. There are over 40,000 varieties of it worldwide - and I have chosen for you, the three best ones to eat, before you die! Go forth ladies and gents, I highly recommend 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 people know that the name of the range is derived from the Sanskrit time period vasmati, meaning "aromatic". This aromatic selection with a nutty flavour can undergo prolonged cooking, a property that turns into helpful in the preparation of the famend dish, biryani. Basmati and tender meat/ moist seafood/ contemporary vegetables, richly flavoured with carefully selected herbs and spices, make a heavenly one-pot meal! Since the grains can face up to lengthy, slow cooking, they absorb all the flavours from the pan.
2. Arborio: Moving on to a brief grain selection - Italian Arborio is creamy, virtually as if coated in a sauce, when cooked! The creaminess is a result of the rice leaving its starch upon cooking. It's named after Comune di Arboro, the place it's grown. Like pasta, Italians cook it to al dente texture, which means "agency when bitten". Essentially the most famous preparation made with it's risotto. Arborio is cooked with meat/ seafood/ vegetables/ mushrooms, butter and wine to a smooth consistency! Cheese (Parmesan, unless it is a fusion/ trendy recipe.) is incorporated at the end. Now that is 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's not as lengthy or slender as the Basmati. Regardless that originally a Thai selection, it's grown in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos too. The easiest way to cook it is in less water, hence absorption method. (It's the technique of rice-cooking that makes use of a measured quantity of water. This is not like drainage method where quite a lot of water is used, santinorice
and then discarded on the finish of the cooking process.) Jasmine is nice plain boiled, however any leftovers are additionally good for fried rice. Soft grains are stir-fried with onions, garlic, chillies, soy sauce in a veg. or non veg. dish with bold, bright flavours!