'Rice & Risotto' is a beautifully illustrated guide to rice - understanding, choosing it, and cooking with it. The book opens with an extensive introduction to the different types of rice and the many products made from it, and takes a close look at the rice plant, how it is grown and harvested, the etiquette of eating rice, and the history of rice since the early days of cultivation in South-east Asia around 8000 years ago. Learn how to cook rice to perfection, whether your chosen dish is plain boiled rice, risotto, paella, biryani, sushi, fried rice or rice pudding. Useful information on the equipment used in the preparation of rice, how to store rice, and its nutritional value, is also inclued.
With over 1000 inspirational color photographs, expert information, an extensive photographic directory to the world's rices, and more than 160 exquisite recipes, 'Rice & Risotto' will help you to explore and appreciate the versatility of this highly-revered staple food.