Get starch savvy: 5 ways to make magic with rice

After reading this you have no excuse for making plain rice!

09 Jul 2018
 
different types of rice

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The white fluffy grain is widely popular and is a staple in most households. Not only is it the perfect addition to your meals, but there are so many ways to liven it up too. 

Rice has been known to be a quick source of energy, and improves your mental health! A team of researchers from the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine and Tenshi College conducted research and found that improvements in sleep quality and the general quality of life are linked with the consumption of rice. So the more rice you eat, the better your sleep patterns will be, thus improving your mental health.

Also According to Medicinal News Today, there are a number of plant components found in rice, which have very strong links to nutritional and health benefits.

Yes you can have dinner and pudding at the same time, just jokes! But this rice pudding with caramel will be the ultimate treat!

freshly baked rice pudding

Looking for something exotic to do with your rice? Then this Mediterranean rice soup is right up your alley! We all know a bowl of soup does wonders in Winter. Find more soup recipes to pin!

a warm bowl of rice soup

We love a good wrap, they’re easy to eat and are always delicious! These rice paper Thai wraps are the sweet combination of cashew nuts and creamy avocado, and if you’re a fan of food that’s quick and easy to make then these are definitely for you!

freshly rolled Thai wraps

Chicken and rice are always a good idea for dinner, but this dish puts a spin on the usual pairing. Try this mielie rice stuffed chicken and serve it with some delicious roasted vegetables.

freshly made stuffed chicken

Now these might look like plain deep-fried balls, but these crispy basmati rice balls with tomato and herb sauce are way more than that. Nestled in the middle of these rice balls are melted cubes of melting Mozzarella, need I say more?

freshly fried rice balls

How do you like your rice? Let us know in the comments below!

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