May 22, 2009 10:29am CST
I love to make rice, it is one of my favorite side dishes to make. I used to eat rice almost completely plain, with just a splash of soy sauce. That was until I met my husband. Sometimes I swear he should own his own restuarant. Anyways, my husband showed me a way to dress up my rice. He grated a few carrots into the rice for color, added some chicken flavored XOX powder, and sometimes even throws in some frozen mixed veggier. The end result is a great dish that has a colorful presentation and a wonderful flavor. So what do you do to spice up your rice dishes?
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18 Jun 09
Hey crivas!! This is a great discussion for me as i am a rice eater.! I can eat rice even just plain or without any dish , to put a little soy sauce also works for me as long as the rice is white and and has natural aroma. Anyway, i haven't tried to put anything when cooking rice, thanks for this discussion i can now make my rice more delicious and colorful.
6 Jun 09
there is actually a rice sauce that is out here in the philippines. it's not an international brand, i believe, but it has anchovy flavored sauce to its array of fried rice sauces and it's great. you know how chefs say about that sauce: use it wisely and it's good flavor. too much and it would ruin the dish. then you can have salted eggs with it, dried fish or any kind of egg cooked in whatever way you like.
5 Jun 09
Hi, crivas. Rice is always the main dish for us in my country. Normally the rice is served together with few side dishes, and we do not only eat the plain rice. I like to eat rice especially when i am hungry. I will prepare different dishes like stir fried vegetables, fried eggs with onions, soup, and etc. Normally i eat the rice together with three dishes. For me, eating the plain rice is quite boring and tasteless. We hardly eat like this. You can try to make different dishes, normally most of the dishes can eat together with rice and it is delicious! You will like it. I especially like the curry rice, i can eat alot. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
24 May 09
I'm Chinese, rice is always our main meal. We usually have rice served with a few dishes for our dinner. Sometimes, I do like to fry rice with other ingredients, egg, carrot, tomato, potato, meat cubes, veggies, etc. It depends what I have in my fridge, then I'll just use them to fry rice. It's really simple to fry rice. Sometimes, I only fry rice with egg.
23 May 09
Hi, we often eat white rice with meat and vegetable dishes. Sometimes we would have fried rice, that is white rice fried with eggs, dried shrimps, sliced sausages/bacon bits, chopped mushrooms plus black sauce and chilli paste. Or I would add chicken pieces, black soya plus oyster sauce to the rice and cook everything in the rice cooker.
• Puerto Rico
22 May 09
There are many ways to spice up rice. I add garlic to the water when making the rice and add veggies such as corn, broccli, carrots or string bean . I also make spanish rice with sauce, beans, olives and a bunch of ingredients. I also like to add rice to my stuffed green peppers. When I have left over rice I add it to my soups.
22 May 09
Rice is our staple dish so we have it daily, plain boiled with different side dishes of veggies, meat, fish or eggs. We rarely have rice on its own but when we do, one of the best is Biryani. Though its quite difficult to prepare at home, its a complete meal in itself wonderfully flavoured rice and chicken/mutton pieces in it. Other than that, there's pulao too which is a flavoured rice dish garnished with veggies, cashews and raisins...its a little sweet in taste. Other than this, there are various types of flavoured rice, each a signature dish of different province of India. We even have a sweet dish made of rice.
• United States
22 May 09
My husband also like to add chicken broth to our rice. He also likes to add other broth flavors, depending on what the rice is being served with. He also like to add different seasoning blends, such as Mrs. Dash chipotle seasoning, for a spicy rice. My children love it when he gets creative and just starts adding things to the rice, or other dishes.