Recipes and Stories Celebrating the World's Most Essential Grain
Rice is more than just a pantry staple, it's a food that sustains half the world's people. This cookbook is a love letter to this humble grain. And with these recipes that prioritize flavor and transform simple, gluten-free pantry staples into flavorful and nourishing dishes, you can cook rice with confidence and explore its glorious possibilities. Rice is central to dishes from all around the world, from West Africa to Southeast Asia, from the American South to the Persian diaspora and these recipes capture that diversity of flavors. Learn to make traditional rice dishes, such as Arroz Con Pollo and Basmati and Pea Pulao. Enjoy creative twists on classic recipes, like Hainanese-Inspired Chicken and Rice and Spiced Lentil and Rice "Shakshuka." Transform cooked rice into Scallion Rice Cakes, Omurice, and a nontraditional take on Avgolemono. And slurp up Ramen "Carbonara" and Soba Noodles with Green Tea Broth and Smoked Salmon. More than twenty-five years ago, Ken Lee and Caryl Levine, the founders of Lotus Foods, fell in love with rice and committed to sharing its abundance with home cooks in a way that is sustainable for the planet and the people who grow it. This globally inspired cookbook explores that commitment and celebrates the incredible biodiversity of rice-jasmine, basmati, Arborio, red, Forbidden, jade, and noodles for every kind of dish. Here's to rice, the world's staple.
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