Rice Dishes From Around the World

Feb 24, 2014 by

This article was written by Phin Upham

Rice is a staple for people all over the world. It’s easy to acquire, cheap to produce and it’s available in mass quantities almost all over the world. As a result, cultures across the planet have developed a variety of dishes based around this grain. Some are flavorful and spicy, others sweet and creamy. You should try them all if you get the chance!


Indian rice dishes typically involve curry, but the rice might be seasoned with fresh veggies and meats thrown in. Indians love bisi bele bath, a rice-based dish that uses spices like nutmeg and tamarind pulp to add some flavor. For breakfast, you might try Ven pongal. The dish is boiled with milk, which gives the rice a sweeter after taste.


American dishes borrow from all over the world. Jambalaya can trace its roots back to French creole cooking and Spanish roots, but it’s still enjoyed in kitchens all over the nation. Served with seafood or sausage, this Louisiana favorite competes with red beans and rice for the heart of the state.

South America

South American rice dishes range from sweet dishes like Arroz Doce to dishes that are spicy and flavorful like cabidela. Cabidela uses a whole chicken, including some of the blood, in order to add flavors and meat to the dish.


The UKs most popular rice dish is creamy rice pudding. The dish is mixed with water or milk, and it is typically served with raisins and cinnamon. This dessert crosses boundaries, where it can be found in America and Asia too.

About the Author: Phin Upham is an investor at a family office/hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phin on his Phin Upham website

Related Posts


Share This

Leave a Reply