No matter how many times you have eaten rice dishes, you cannot have enough of the grain. Such is the attraction in the flavour and texture of the rice. It is the most fulfilling food that you can eat. Rice is easy to make and not very heavy on your digestive system. It is also cheap when compared to the other food ingredients. Rice is used to make many appetizing food as well as strange dishes.
Here are some of the rice dishes that you would have not heard of –
Rice milk –
It is very tasty milk made using rice. Basically invented in England, this dish is made in a metal basin that is heated continuously on a charcoal fire. The boiling rice is mixed with skimmed milk. It served hot along with sugar and a sprinkle of spices. The rice milk is delicious to drink and looks like a watery rice pudding.
Fried rice balls –
Do you have leftover fried rice? Then do not worry. Just mash away the rice and add some cheese into it. Throw in some bread crumbs and some herbs. Make small balls and deep fry them. When the balls are golden brown, they are ready to be eaten along with spicy hot sauce.
The rice dish looks very weird, as if it is a burnt food. The exclusive Spanish dish is made just like a paella. Rice, squid, peppers, sweet paprika, garlic, seafood broth and olive oil are the main ingredients. Squid ink is used to double the flavour.
Black rice: This is a type of rice cooked in India. It is especially eaten in states of Kerala, Manipur and north Bengal. The rice is also called purple rice, magic rice and forbidden rice. The rice has many health benefits. The rice is black in colour when it is raw, but after it is cooked, it becomes purple. This type of rice is grown only in china and India. This steamed rice is served with coconut milk.
It is a non vegetarian rice dish cooked using chicken or pig blood and entrails. The dish is well known in the tribes of the north east India. The dish is very similar to biryani or a pulao.
Ba wan – this is a dumpling for giants. This south Asian dish is made using rice flour, corn starch and sweet potato starch. The dish is translucent after it is completely cooked. This is stuffed with vegetables, pork, eggs or anything you wish to eat. It is eaten along with spicy hot gravy.
This is a dish from Meghalaya in India. It is basically a salad made of pork and onion. The garnishing is done by steamed pig’s brain. This is then eaten along with steamed rice.
Rice is a very versatile dish and can be cooked in many ways to taste healthy as well as delectable. Use the best Thai jasmine rice to cook some of the strangest, yet appetizing rice dishes that your kitchen will ever witness.
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