The Versatility of Rice

Okay, perhaps you looked at the title of this post and thought to yourself, “Man, she must be struggling to come up with blog post ideas”. Perhaps this is true, however I try my absolute hardest to compose posts on versatile and new material, and because I have not yet dedicated a post to rice (yes, rice), I thought, well, why not?

I have quite literally been on a rice bender as of late. I tend to go through phases in which I consume a particular food excessively until I become sick of it, and while this is not a very practical thing to do, I have done so for as long as I can remember. Right now my obsession in regards to food is rice, and I though I might offer some ways to spice up your standard white rice dinner and keep things exciting at the dinner table.

One of the things I love to do with rice is incorporate veggies and meat to create a stir fry of sorts. Last night, for example, I made a jasmine rice stir fry with apple chicken sausage, asparagus and avocado for dinner, and not to toot my own horn, but it was damn tasty. I cook my rice with water and black pepper in a sauce pan, and once it is done I throw in my veggies to crisp them up slightly. Once the veggies are cooked through, I remove the rice mixture from the pan, cook my meat, mix the ingredients together and voila! I have created a delicious meal.

I love spicy foods, therefore I always add some hot sauce to my stir fry once it is cooked. I love Tabasco’s green chilli sauce as well as Frank’s Buffalo sauce and Frank’s chilli lime sauce, and a kick of spice seems to take my boring rice to an entire new level of flavour.

How do you cook/eat rice? Let me know your creative flavours!

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