Not a rice person? Wait until you have tasted some in countries that have a unique and delicious way of cooking rice. From Chinese fried rice to Spanish rice with seafood, here are some of the best rice dishes you need to try and where to find them.
1. Arroz Con Gandules, Puerto Rico
Your culinary adventure in Puerto Rico will not be complete without having one of its national dishes – the Arroz con gandules. This dish is made using ingredients that include rice, pigeon peas, and pork.
2. Bibimbap, Korea
Bibimbap is a Korean mixed rice dish. It is traditionally served with a hot bowl of rice topped with vegetables like cucumber, spinach, and zucchini among others along with gochujang (red pepper paste), sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Other ingredients like meat (chicken, pork, or beef), seafood, and tofu can also be added.
3. Fried Rice, China
Chinese fried rice is prepared by stir-frying ingredients that include steamed rice, egg, meat, soy sauce, sesame, and vegetables.
4. Paella, Spain
Paella is a Valencian dish with different variants. And when you are in Spain, you need to try the dish at least once. You can take your pick of variations like mixed paella, seafood paella, vegetarian paella, and the one that started it all – Valencian paella.
5. Sushi, Japan
Whatever type of sushi you choose rice will be the one thing constant in this quintessential Japanese dish. Sushi is served with the signature vinegared rice with a wide array of ingredients like raw seafood, tamago (egg), and vegetables among others.