Rice Prepared Eleven Different Ways

To generalise about the matter, short thick rice usually contains more starch, which is required for dishes that need to be relatively sticky , while long thin-grained rice has less starch and is also more easily digested. This grains of this variety of rice don’t stick together, and the rice is fluffy. 


Arborio Rice


Basmati Rice


Japanese rice

Risotto (Aroborio, Carnaroli, Vialone, Nano, or Baldo rice) / Italy


Pumpkin Risotto

Paella (Bomba rice) / Spain

Sushi (Higher starch content rice, Japanese rice japonica, or medium-grain California rice) / Japan

Meat or Vegetable Biryani (Basmati rice with low starch content) / India

Curd Rice (Basmati rice) / India

Biko – Sweet Sticky Rice Dessert (aka sticky rice) / Phillipines

Rice Pudding (Pudding rice, Arborio, rice with a higher percantage of starch) / All around the world

e.g.

Lebanese Rice Pudding with Pistachios

Risalamande / Holland

Jiuniang / China

Doodhpak / India

Rice Balls (not specified) / Japan, Italy


Arancini di riso (fried risotto rice balls)


Onigiri

Greek Dolmades

Korean Fried Rice

Rice Dumplings / China

Zongzi, Nyonya 

It wouldn’t be a complete list without mentioning the secondary products made of rice: Rice flour, Rice noodles, Rice paper, Rice oil, Rice vinegar, Rice milk, Rice syrup, and Sake – a rice alcohol typical of Japan)


Rice noodles


Sake

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