are a must for every recipe collection. Rice is a staple food and is
consumed as breakfast, lunch or dinner in many parts of India. There are
as many recipes as there are states.
These rice-recipes are easy to make. Many of them are good as a one dish meal too.
So when you make them you do not need to spend time in planning and making any accompanying dishes.
The Southern States consume more rice and have their own very tasty varieties. In some the rice is cooked first and then mixed with different vegetables and spice mixes. As in tamarind rice, lemon rice, tomato rice etc. Mango rice in the left image is one of them.
In others the rice is cooked along with vegetables and spices. And all of them are really very tasty. There is also the khichadi which is easy to digest rice dish served to a sick person. Even in that there are many recipes.
We have steamed rice or plain rice (eaten with lentil curries), spicy rice, sweet rice, sour rice etc.
The variety of rice used is also important. Basmati rice is a long grained rice and has a good
delicate flavor. It breaks easily too. It is used to make a variety of pulavs, biryanis, Jeera Rice etc.
Short grain rice is used more in the southern states. It is used when the rice is cooked first and then mixed with vegetables and spices as it doesn't break easily.
You can see the Maharashtrian masala bhaat in the left image.
Enjoy these rice dishes with your family and friends.
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