When making the perfect rice dish, it is important to know which of the different types of rice you can use. Plus, with more than 40,000 varieties of rice in the world, it can be tricky to know which grain is best for which dish. Choosing the correct variety for your meal can make a world of difference to the final result.
For instance, white jasmine rice is great for making all kinds of fried rice dishes, but you’d use basmati rice to go with curries. And a rice pilaf traditionally requires basmati rice, whereas an Italian risotto just wouldn’t be the same without the classic creamy arborio.
So to make sure we get it right every time, here’s the long and short of the Italian and Asian types of rice you need to know:
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Text: Bauersyndication.com.au, Foodforlife & Elizabeth Liew