NDTV Cooks, Modified: June 06, 2014 16:13 IST
'Rice is great if you're really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.' - Mitch Hedberg
Rice is a staple diet for most of India. One of the most versatile ingredient, it can be cooked as an entree, mains or a desert! Did you know that there are more than 40,000 varieties of rice? In many cultures, rice is considered to be an auspicious symbol of life and fertility.
Quick tip: Do not stir while the rice is being cooked, it makes the rice lumpy.
Japanese believe it is important not to waste rice. In fact it is considered rude to leave rice in your bowl! Rice is one ingredient which can proudly claim to belong to every cuisine. How many experiments have you done with this chefs' favorite friend?
If not, it's never too late! We bring to you a selection of 10 best rice recipes from our kitty.
Murgh Koftey Ki Biryani
Recipe by Team India, Foodistan
Koftas made with spiced chicken and cooked with basamati rice to make a fragrant biryani. Served with a saffron scented, garlic raita to compliment the flavours. A true blue Awadhi dish best suited for a regal feast!
Handi BiryaniRecipe by chef Aditya Bal
Slow cooked rice with layers of vegetables, a variety of masalas and chicken. A beautiful melange that is sure to win many hearts at the dinner table.Garlic and Egg Fried RiceRecipe by chef Vicky Ratnani
A fast and flavour-packed recipe to ward off those untimely hunger pangs! Rice tossed with the goodness of egg, the burst of garlic and a few oriental flavours.
Three Layered RiceRecipe by Nishtha Asrani
Dig deep into layers of rice, the crunch of the aloo lachchas, fleecy paneer and the tang of tomatoes. All these, topped with some rustic spices, together create an explosion of flavors for your taste buds.Kashmiri Chicken PulaoRecipe by chef Marut Sikka
An aromatic chicken pulao bursting with deep flavors of warm whole spices, Kashmiri chillies, sweet raisins and desi ghee.Zaffarani PulaoRecipe by chef Aditya Bal
A sweet preparation made with Basmati rice, nuts, saffron, milk and cream.
Brown Basmati Rice PilafRecipe by chef Vicky Ratnani
For the diet conscious, a healthy recipe with brown rice, olive oil, broccoli and plums. A pilaf is a a Middle Eastern dish in which the rice is cooked in a seasoned broth (stock).
Mutton BiryaniUser recipe
A wintery delight, mutton chunks layered with saffron induced rice and cooked dum style.
Mushroom RisottoRecipe by Divya Burman
Divya Burman brings to you a steaming plateful of buttery mushroom risotto.Scheherazade BiryaniRecipe by Team Pakistan, Foodistan
Traditional Iranian style biryani layered with marinated fish and fried onions. Topped with raisins and cashews. The aroma of rose water will leave you wanting more.Related Links -
More 'rice' recipes
Other '10 best' articlesFor the latest food news and recipes, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and get the NDTV Cooks app for Android or iOS.
Other Links:10 Best Biryani RecipesRice with negligible calorie count helps in weight lossBibimbap: the ultimate comfort food Expand your rice repertoirePersian jewelled rice recipeNigel Slater's midweek dinner: Baked mushroom riceNow, puffed rice that's high on proteinHow to Make Sweet, Nutty Glutinous Rice Balls - Recipe Zero-Tolerance For Genetically Modified Rice: ChinaFor the latest food news and recipes, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and get the NDTV Cooks app for Android or iOS.