Rice

Rice

Rice is grown in almost one hundred countries across the world and is such a versatile grain that it is an integral part of all their cuisines. Try the beautiful rice and bean dishes of South America, the endless varieties of Italian risotto, Spain's flavoursome paella and the celebratory biryanis of India to have rice front and centre. Very good too away from the spotlight, simply steamed with a stir fry, pressed into cubes for gado gado, vinegared in sushi and mixed with herbs and chopped onion for stuffing. Great for desserts, Brits love rice pudding which in India is perfumed with saffron.