Fun fact: Sticky rice holds the Great Wall of China together. Workers used porridge made with rice and calcium carbonate as mortar.
Needless to say, rice has a fascinatingly long history dating back thousands of years, as early as 2500 B.C.
India and rice, of course, share an ancient bond, which keeps growing stronger as new recipes flood the kitchen. So, don’t be surprised to know that India has around 6,000 different varieties of rice.
From Ney Choru (a Kerala recipe) to Meethe Chawal (a Punjabi variation), India is divided by regions and united by rice.
The long-grained, aromatic Basmati rice is the most internationally renowned rice grown in India. It has now become an indispensable part of the famous dishes such as Biryani, Jeera rice and more. No wonder Indian cuisine is incomplete, with at least five rice dishes gracing its menu.
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