Rice is a staple ingredient that sustains much of the world’s population. It fills bellies and it is also versatile: a perfect bed for curries, meats, fermented vegetables, seafood, and endless other ingredients. It’s good savory and it’s good sweet—it can be fried, or steam, or boiled. Embracing the many ways that rice is delicious, here are a few ideas for how you can cook it tonight.
The Good Fork's signature dish.
The definitive grain bowl at Sqirl.
A regional take on biryani.
A lighter, coconut milk version.
A clean-out-the-pantry dish.
Pok Pok serves their ice cream with this rice.
No matter what, there was biryani and cucumber salad and crusty bread on Sunday afternoons.
A one-pot meal for the ages.
Rice with dill and fava beans
Fried rice is not actually fried; good fried rice is fluffy and not oily.
In New Orleans, you don’t want jambalaya looking like Spanish rice.
Of all South India's standard breakfast preparations, though, the simplest is probably curd rice: cooling, filling, cheap, quick, and delicious.
Pandan enhances the fragrance and sweetness of jasmine rice, and lemongrass adds needed brightness.
Yam, the sour, spicy, and crunchy Thai staple, is the ultimate beer food. You might need some extra beer to wash down the jellyfish in this yam, though.