Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Sunday, March 27, 2022
6 cups whole milk, divided
1/2 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup long grain white rice, I use a heaping half cup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
ground cinnamon, optional
In a large saucepan, combine 5 1/2 cups milk, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Stir in rice and reduce heat to low. Be sure to adjust the heat so that it is at a gentle simmer.
Stirring occasionally, cook for 50 to 60 minutes. Mixture should thicken up to consistency of yogurt. Once thickened, remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Let cool and then refrigerate. The last 1/2 cup milk is stirred in just before serving. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
Recipe Source: Spicy Southern Kitchen
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Think beyond fried rice – here’s my top 20 rice recipes that are rice meals for dinner! For all those times you’re wondering what to make with rice, I’m betting you’ve got everything you need to make at least one of these right now.
From an epic One Pot Greek Chicken and Rice, to a colourful beef and rice, stuffed peppers and rice soup, the one thing all these have in common other than RICE is that they’re easy to make and Can’t-Stop-Eating-It delicious.
Recipe Source: Recipetineats
Monday, March 21, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022
Monday, March 14, 2022
Are you a foodie in love with delicious foods from just about everywhere? If yes, try our Middle Eastern-inspired Turmeric Jasmine Rice recipe made in the Instant Pot with Roasted Chicken, and you may have a new favorite easy rice recipe to add to your dinner line-up!
Being a foodie is all about tasting delicious foods from across the globe; to limit your options to only the foods you’re familiar with isn’t what being a foodie is all about. Being a lover of food is about exploration, as it is about appreciating good food regardless of its origins. Our Turmeric Jasmine Rice using leftover roasted chicken, is a nod to middle eastern food fare. It pays homage to some of the best rice dishes I have loved ever since I first tried middle eastern saffron rice for Lebanon rice or lentils and rice with caramelized onions. Every one of these rice dishes is worth seeking out if you haven’t tried them.
Friday, March 11, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Saturday, March 5, 2022
The cultivated rice plant is an annual grass and grows to about 1.2 metres (4 feet) in height. The leaves are long and flattened and are borne on hollow stems. The fibrous root system is often broad and spreading. The panicle, or inflorescence (flower cluster), is made up of spikelets bearing flowers that produce the fruit, or grain. Varieties differ greatly in the length, shape, and weight of the panicle and the overall productivity of a given plant.
In the 1960s the so-called Green Revolution, an international scientific effort to diminish the threat of world hunger, produced improved strains of numerous food crops, including that known as miracle rice. Bred for disease resistance and increased productivity, this variety is characterized by a short sturdy stalk that minimizes loss from drooping. Poor soil conditions and other factors, however, inhibited its anticipated widespread success.
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
With over forty thousand known varieties in the world, it’s often difficult to distinguish the many types of rice. Color of rice is not the only variable to consider. Its length, shape, texture, and aroma can all differ in multiple ways. But most importantly, the uses of rice in different kitchens across the world have almost limitless possibilities.
Here is a guide to several types of rice, some health benefits that come with certain varieties, and how they’re most commonly used in different cultures.
Basmati rice: the usual accompanist to the Tikka Masala dishes that we eat at Crystal. This long grain is a major player in Indian cuisine, featuring in curries, pilafs, braised meats, and more. Originally cultivated and grown in India and Pakistan, basmati comes from the Hindi word for “fragrant”. The intensely floral and nutty flavor and aroma of basmati rice makes its name a fitting one. It is also mainly characterized by its strong scent, which comes from a long aging process. Its texture is non-sticky, allowing curry or other sauces to coat each grain for maximum flavor. Both skinny and fluffy, basmati rice is perfect for sauces needing a carbohydrate companion.