The word rice means different to different people. To some people it connects to aroma and to others it is a low-fat and low-calorie diet. But it is cherished all over the world, prepared in unique and beautiful way. In India it is a staple food consumed with different curries and raita or cooked as biryani and pulav while in Italy it is used in risotto. In Arab cuisines rice is used in many soups and cooked with fish or meat. Rice is cooked by boiling or steaming method. Rice has a very good absorbing property as it absorbs water during cooking. It is not a complete source of protein but it does contain all essential amino acids which are very mandatory for good health.
The mystery of its name is unsolved yet. Some sources says it came from Old French word 'ris' while other says it came from the Latin word 'oriza' or Greek word which is still unclear. No matter from where its name came, it will remain favorite around the globe. Rice recipes category below has different aromatic and tasty rice recipes.