Rice is one of the most-consumed staples worldwide. And it’s no wonder since the popular grain is so versatile. Whether sweet or savory, rice is usually a hit at any table. Here is a roundup of all the ways different countries are getting their rice fix.
In Guyana, you have to try cook-up rice.
Guyana has its own take on an all-in-one rice dish. The cook-up is a sort of marriage between rice and peas and pelau. Guyana originated from the African slaves who were brought to the country located on the north coast of South America, according to Royal Gazette. The dish can be made with a variety of meats, rice, peas, fresh seasonings, casareep, and coconut milk. Find the recipe here.
Italy loves their risotto.
Patience is a real virtue when making this iconic Italian dish. The rice is slowly cooked in broth and wine and stirred constantly until the liquid is absorbed. The consistency should be tender but firm, which is pretty much an oxymoron in itself. If you’re up for the challenge, try this recipe.
In Trinidad and Tobago, pelau is a popular dish.
Pelau is the ultimate Trinidadian one-pot meal. The dish is a nod to the multicultural heritage of the twin-island republic, according to Carribean Pot. It consists of rice, meat, and vegetables similar to the East Indian pilau while burning sugar to brown the meat is reminiscent of African tradition. Try the tasty Trini meal with this recipe.
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