I don’t know if it’s my Asian lineage that makes me genetically predisposed to having an affinity for rice, but I love rice dishes. Whether it is risotto, wappa meshi, Hainanese chicken rice, or rice pudding, I can’t get enough of the humble grain.
Paella is another one of my favorites, not just because of its simple one-pot preparation, but because of the depth of flavor you just don’t see in most rice dishes. It’s also great because you can make it using a nearly infinite combination of meats, seafood and vegetables.
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