Rice, a food rich in vitamins of group B, contains less protein than other cereals but they are of better quality. It is almost perfect, with an ideal balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
What if we took the same pleasure in enjoying a grain of rice as a piece of chocolate? Rice deserves our full attention: it is always there when we need it! Its stocks seem inexhaustible… To the point that we even throw it on the bride and groom, a tradition inherited from ancient Rome and representing a symbol of life and fertility.
Rice categories are distinguished according to the size of the grain. It can be long, medium or short, large or thin. Its color varies: rice can be brown or white but also black in China, red in Africa… It is sometimes flavored like Thailand’s delicate jasmine rice. Each has its origins and is used differently.
As mentioned above Rice is delicious cold or hot, sweet or salty… To prevent it from sticking, it is rinsed before cooking. In addition, when possible, it is advantageous to soak it at least 1 hour (4 for brown rice) before cooking: this reduces the cooking time by 1/3 and improves its texture. Different kinds of rice may require a different amount of water, so it’s best to always check on the package.
It can be simply boiled in saltwater and then served as is, as an accompaniment to meat or fish, or integrated into many traditional recipes or not:
- Italian risotto
- Spanish paella
- Creole or Cajun jambalaya
- Chinese-style fried rice (often called Cantonese rice)
- Biryani rice (with lamb, beef, or chicken) is a dish native to India.
- Salads are composed of all kinds: an example corn kernels, tuna, chopped onions, diced tomatoes, and an olive oil vinaigrette. This easy salad is the perfect companion for all your summer barbecues.
- In soups: chicken, beef, lentils, etc.
- As an accompaniment to curries, Asian stir-fries…
- To stuff poultry or vegetables
- Sushi and other Japanese specialties
- In rice puddings
- In the rice cake topped with caramel
- It can be substituted for potatoes in pâté chinois.
- In stews
- In meatballs
And all your delicious inspirations of the moment!
Processed rice is also used in a multitude of ways: to make noodles, drinks (rice milk, sake, among others), vinegar, cakes, syrup, thin rice leaves (for spring rolls), etc.
Sautéed Rice With Chicken and Vegetables on a Budget
The recipe for making Mediterranean rice with chicken is simple to prepare. Following step by step the instructions we will get this rice with a great flavor accompanied by vegetables and chicken for your whole family, a great idea to eat a weekend that we have a visitor that we want to prepare a tasty dish for a family meal. What are you waiting for to try it?
Cut the pepper and onions into cubes. Keep the green of onions for decoration. Peel and cut the carrot into cubes.
In a pan or wok, heat the oil over high heat. Sear the pepper, onion and carrot for two minutes. Add the chicken, garlic, rice and soy sauce. Heat for 3 to 4 minutes over high heat, stirring. Adjust the seasoning.
At the time of serving, add the sesame oil and peas and stir. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and coriander.