From Japanese sushi to Thai stir-fries, rice plays a starring role in cuisines across Asia. Here, take your pick of 10 authentic rice recipes that go beyond your standard side dish.
A comfort-food classic in Malaysia and Singapore, Hainanese chicken rice pairs succulent poached chicken with broth-seasoned rice and piquant soy and chilli sauces.
Make a main meal out of fried rice by combining plump prawns with shredded lettuce and a delicate fine shrimp sauce.
For an easy Japanese dinner, top steamed rice with tender sliced beef, doused in a sauce of wasabi, apple sauce, garlic and sesame. Get the recipe here.
Look familiar? Gimbap is Korean version of sushi, packed with picked vegetables, kimchi and omelette. Try this vegetarian recipe.
This retro-style Thai recipe is perfect for the whole family, thanks to its sweet, delicate flavour and virtuous vegetables. Get the recipe here.
Sticky glutinous rice is studded with sweet and salty lap cheong (pork sausage), the perfect match for a glass of pinot noir. Try this recipe.
A popular snack in Japan, this grilled rice balls can be filled with umeboshi (salted plum), tinned tuna or smoked salmon – ideal for school lunch boxes. Get the recipe here.
Take your fried rice game to the next level by using indulgent XO sauce, pork sausage and flavourpacked Chinese mushrooms. Recipe here.
Kids and adults alike will love this creative Japanese ‘burger’, which uses rice patties in place of the buns!
Versatile rice is also a popular choice for desserts, such as this simple yet satisfying Thai sweet of sticky rice with coconut milk and mango.
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