All about Rice

Growing up in a province in the Philippines, I was taught that rice is a requirement for every meal. In fact, you can feed me rice and patis (fish sauce) and I’ll survive! And for most of my early life, my stomach was trained to stay hungry until I’ve eaten rice. I’ve outgrown this (luckily!) but rice will always have an honored place in my cooking repertoire.

This page provides an index to the rice recipes I’ve tested, and any rice trivia that I learn along the way.

Hainanese Chicken Rice (coming soon!) This dish is a local favorite in Singapore and Malaysia. I’ve read that this is often considered as the “national dish” of Singapore.
Nasi Goreng This literally means “fried rice” in Indonesia. This is typically spiced with kecap manis (sweet soy sauce).
  Spanish Rice This dish is actually not from Spain, but is common in Mexico and called “arroz” (rice).
  Macedonian Chicken and Rice According to my Macedonian friend, this baked rice dish is commonly served on special occasions. A variation is to use fish on top of rice.
  Pineapple Fried Rice Pineapple fried rice is a traditional Thai recipe, usually served in a pineapple boat. This can be vegetarian or cooked with meat.

P.S. This page is dedicated to Clairol – my friend who can’t survive without rice.


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