21st March 2021

Culinary Tastes from Different Parts of the World

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.