75 International Rice Recipes from Around the World

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Post in collaboration with The Rice Association



Take a culinary journey around the globe in rice with 75 international recipes which showcase the versatility of rice from breakfast through to lunch, dinner and dessert Featuring dishes from India, Mexico, Greece, Asia, Spain, Japan, Thailand and more. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to use up leftovers, rustle up a quick midweek meal, or discover a new go to salad there’s something for you below in this selection of globally inspired rice based dishes.






#RiceWeek2018 National Rice Week is this year being celebrated between Monday 17th and Sunday 23rd September with an exotic journey around the world via rice. Rice is the perfect partner for any dish and is enjoyed all over the globe from risotto in Italy to curry in India. You can quite literally travel the world in rice dishes. In the UK we now eat five times more rice per person than we did forty years ago and consumption is still on the rise as more of us enjoy its taste, versatility and take advantage of convenient microwaveable packs. Surprisingly, as its not grown in the UK, rice is a true British favourite and features in so many of our most loved dishes from egg fried rice and chicken tikka masala to Granny’s favourite rice pudding! Outwith the home kitchen rice based restaurant eating accounts for 21% of all restaurants in the UK – with Indian food being the most popular, followed by pizza then Chinese.




Rice really is a staple in my cooking repertoire and there are at least half a dozen different varieties in my larder. As a store cupboard ingredient it is a genuine life-saver. A cheap and long-lasting culinary basic it can feed a room full of hungry students, provide a much needed Friday night treat or can be used to impress at a dinner party. My roundup below comprises of 75 rice based recipes from across the globe featuring everything from basmati, brown and pudding to the more exotic black, red and sushi rice. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to use up leftovers, rustle up a quick midweek meal, or discover an entirely new cuisine there’s sure to be something for you below. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post for all the fantastic rice desserts. But before the recipes I'm a sucker for a fun fact so here's nine things you may not know about rice. Number nine is my favourite...

  1. Rice is the main food for half the world’s population 
  2. Rice is cultivated on every continent except Antarctica 
  3. The UK uses 700,000 tonnes of rice per year, and has 11 rice mills 
  4. India, Pakistan and Thailand are the biggest sources, although the UK buys from around 50 origins. One third comes from the EU, mainly Italy and Spain 
  5. A one kilogramme bag of rice contains approximately 50,000 grains 
  6. There are said to be more than 40,000 different varieties of wild and cultivated rice. 
  7. Whilst most rice is white, some varieties are black, purple or red in colour. Yellow rice is made by cooking with tumeric, saffron or another spice which colours the grain 
  8. Rice is the symbol of life and fertility, which is why it is thrown at weddings 
  9. The Chinese word for rice is the same as their word for food 


INDIAN


Mamta’s Lucknowi-Style Lamb Biryani
South Indian Lemon Rice
Instant Pot Spinach Rice with Indian Flavours
Indian Christmas Rice

Quick Chicken Biryani
Yellow Turmeric Rice
Chickpea Pumpkin Biryani 




CHINESE/ASIAN



SPANISH

SINGAPOREAN/MALAYSIAN/KOREAN

ITALIAN

MIDDLE EASTERN
Molokhia 

THAI/INDONESIAN

MEXICAN

GREEK

JAPANESE

DESSERTS



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www.foodiequine.co.uk Take a culinary journey around the globe in rice with 75 international recipes which showcase the versatility of rice from breakfast through to lunch, dinner and dessert Featuring dishes from India, Mexico, Greece, Asia, Spain, Japan, Thailand and more. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to use up leftovers, rustle up a quick midweek meal, or discover a new go to salad there’s something for you below in this selection of globally inspired rice based dishes.


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8 comments

  1. What a round-up! Rice is my favourite grain type and is my carb comfort food - true! So many lovely global recipes and ideas to explore. Thanks for compiling. Pinned and tweeted :_)

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  2. I always have a variety of rice in my cupboards, couldn't live without it! Loving all these global rice dishes especially the Japnanese ones! Thanks for including my Risalamande:-)

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  3. What an amazingly epic roundup! Rice is certainly versatile. There are so many inspiring recipes here :)

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  4. What an epic round-up of rice recipes! I am feeling an urge to eat RICE!!

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  5. Holy smokes! My family loves rice, so this is an awesome roundup! Loving all the different rice recipes. Thanks so much for including one of mine.

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  6. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry21 September 2018 at 21:11

    I love using rice in my recipes so will certainly be giving some of these a try! Thanks for including my Mexican rice!

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