Lately, I am so obsessed with rice and I have tried to combine this with several dishes. Also, it is a good source of carbs to substitute bread or potatoes. I like to combine the rice with other dishes, so here are some of my recommendations about food pairing with rice
How to Cook Rice
In order to have a nice fluffy rice, you can cook rice with two methods: with or without a rice cooker. It is very easy to use the rice cooker, you rinse the rice first then put the right amount of water on the pot (I use 1 ½ cup water for 1 cup of rice), put it in the rice cooker, and press the button. But if you don’t have any rice cooker, put the rice on the pot and soak it for 20 minutes, drain the water and put fresh water and cover it about 2 inches above and start to cook it into medium-high heat for about 15-20 minutes.
Rice is Very Good with Any Stews and Any Stir-Fried Foods
We like to eat rice with any chicken or beef stew. We like it better with a basmati rice or jasmine rice. Basically, I tried a variety of stir-fried Chinese food and it’s very nice to eat them with rice. My first daughter’s favourite is stir-fried chicken with cashew and onion and of course steamed jasmine rice. I also like to cook stir-fried vegetables with beef and have rice as the side dish.
You Can Try to Make Rice Rolls
Once when I went to the Asian Food Store, I found this Japanese sushi rolling mats. I like to make rice rolls for my children lunch. I will use the short-grain rice and will put salmon, avocado, cucumber or tuna for this rice rolls.
For a healthier option, you could also try the brown rice which has low sugar lever and more fibers. When you cook brown rice, it should be longer and put more water than white rice. So, what’s your favourite dish with rice?