Brown Rice Syrup is an amber-coloured syrup with a slight butterscotch flavour, made from rice. It has about half the sweetness of white sugar (sucrose) and one-third the sweetness of honey. The rice is cooked, fermented with enzymes to free up the starches, then strained and the liquid is simmered until thick. Some brands add…
Cream of Rice
Cream of rice is best known today as the trademarked name of a breakfast cereal. However, it is also the name of a soup, and a dessert.
Hoppin’ John is a very simple dish made in the American south with rice and beans — either black-eyed peas or cowpeas. It is typically served at New Year for luck.
Rice Flour © Denzil Green Rice flour is a flour made from pulverized brown or white rice. White or brown rice flour give pretty much the same results. Rice flour ground in Asia tends to be finer, though, and less gritty than rice flour milled in North America. When used in baking, the product will…
Rice milk is a white liquid that looks somewhat like milk, but which is made from water and cooked rice and has no dairy in it. The flavour is slightly-sweet from sugars naturally present in the rice.
A Rice Pudding is a dish made of rice with water or milk as its base. Asian rice puddings such as Chinese congee are usually referred to as porridges or sticky-rice porridges, and are usually served with savoury foods. Japan and Korea are the exceptions; they don’t make rice into porridges (or puddings.) In the…
Rice Pudding Day
The 9th of August is Rice Pudding Day. It celebrates the wonderful, creamy comfort food that generations have grown up with and loved.
Rice is a staple in many of the world’s cuisines, appearing at every meal of the day. More than half the people in the world eat rice on a daily basis. It’s no surprise, then, that there are many traditional rice dishes, both in Eastern and Western cuisines. The rice recipes in this section have largely been selected to illustrate or support entries in the encyclopaedia.
Lobster Risotto © Paula Trites Risotto is a rice dish that is a staple recipe in Northern Italy. It is different from many rice dishes where the rice is cooked separately; in Risotto, all the ingredients are cooked along with the rice, making a risotto a good way to use up leftover ingredients. There are…
Sweet Rice Flour
Sweet Rice Flour Sweet Rice Flour is very common throughout Asia and the Pacific, because it is used in making rice noodles. It is far stickier when wet than regular rice flour, because it’s made from dry sticky, short grain rice with a high proportion of starch that is milled into a powder. It is…