Rice is one of the most easily transportable ingredients to any region of the world. There are many variations of rice-based dishes from various countries. Many countries use rice as a staple food which is processed into a special and delicious dish according to the culture and place.
Variant Rice-Based Dishes
The following are some rice-based dishes around the world.
Sushi from Japan
Sushi is a dish that made from rice and has been mixed with any ingredient. The mixture will give flavor to the rice. The base ingredient for sushi is rice that rolled. Then add many mixtures on it. You can try it at home. if difficult to get the real Japanese rice, you can replace it with ordinary rice mixed with sticky rice.
Arroz Rojo from Mexico
This rice dish is known as Arroz Rojo. This food is made from white rice that fried with tomatoes, onions, and garlic which is cooked to golden brown. After that, add chicken and tomato broth which gives a warm red-orange color. This dish is usually served as an appetizer in Mexico.
Mansaf from Jordan
Mansaf used to a traditional Arabian dish but now becomes national dish of Jordan. This dish is made from lamb meat that cooked in fermented yogurt sauce, then served with rice.
Jambalaya from New Orleans (USA)
Jambalaya is a typical cuisine of the Creole community, Spanish, and French descent in the New Orleans. This dish generally consists of cooked rice with sausages, various meats, or seafood, and vegetables like onions, celery, and green peppers cooked with other spices. That is why jambalaya becomes a rich dish of flavor.
Rice Pudding from Norway or Sweden
Rice Pudding is a very special dish in Norway and Sweden. This rice pudding is one of the desserts made from rice, milk, and sugar. In addition, we also can add various other spices, flavorings, other ingredients, or topping according to taste. In Norway, this rice pudding is served with a red sauce made of strawberries and raspberries. In Sweden, this dish is mixed with oranges.
There are many variations of rice-based dishes from various countries. Many countries use rice as a staple food which is processed into a special and delicious dish according to the culture and place.