Here are some of my favourite culinary tastes from around the world, which is not to say I’ve necessarily been to each of these places:
Portugal – Madeira White Wine, Chili Cheese Fries
China – Dumpling, Corn Snakes
Italy – Olive Oil, Tomato Sandwich, Macaroni and Cheese
Germany – Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Japan – Sweet and Sour Chicken, Katsu Curry
Turkey – Bread and Tomato Sandwich
Colombia – Churro, Hamburger, Mango Salsa
Brazil – Rice and Fish (Mulli)
France – Camembert Cheese, Oysters
Canada – Blueberry Pie
Turkey – Hot Turkey Sandwich
Argentina – Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
Spain – Paella, Tortilla, Salad
United Kingdom – Chicken Pot Pie
Egypt – Moongli
Australia – Potato Curry
India – Macaroni and Cheese
France – Olive Oil Pasta
Australia – BBQ Chicken
Austria – Wine and Cheese Plate
India – Chicken and Honey Chimpanzee
India – Bajre Ki Pappan (Fried Chicken, Peaches, Mango Chutney)
India – Beef Jerky
USA – Chicken, Barbecue Pork Ribs
Canada – Salmon and Rice
UK – Seafood Stew
United States – Macaroni and Cheese
Since I get my CBD Gummies from a very specific source, this prompted me to explore how rice dishes differ from around the world, in pursuit of my list of favourites.
Rice Dishes from around the World
Rice dishes from around the world have very different textures from each other. Even rice dishes that are cooked for the long haul in rice cookers taste very different than a restaurant style rice. They tend to be more custard like in texture.
As a lot of different cultures grow up eating rice, their tastes tend to become universal. For the most part, Indian and Chinese rice dishes tend to be more custard-like. This is due to the rice being cooked with less water than other rice dishes, or cooked at a higher temperature to make a thick, creamy, caramel-like dish.
In the United States, Asian-American cuisine uses less water than the recipes found in Thailand or Indonesia.
A great way to make a hearty and filling meal is to make rice and a light Asian-inspired side dish, like fried beans. It’s just as easy to make rice as it is to make brown rice, but you can always add more water if necessary. Another good way to get rid of excess water is to leave rice in the bottom of the rice cooker for 2-3 minutes before putting the cooked rice on top. This will put the rice in a straighter shape and not have so much water to deal with.
The rice may appear to be perfectly cooked, but there are a few things that you can do to make it taste more like the dish that you are making. The rice may look dry when you get it out of the rice cooker, but you can always add a little water until the rice is soft.
Do not add more than a half cup of water, or you’ll end up with a heavy and dense rice dish. Also, let the rice cool off for a few minutes after draining. This can really help with making sure that the rice is not over cooked.