By Junko Takagi
This exciting new cookbook focuses on rice, the staple of most of the world's population. More than 65 recipes from around the globe demonstrate the versatility of the tiny grain. Rice has been cultivated for over 2,000 years, and it has played a central role in the diet of Asia in particular.
As diets in the Western world shift to include more carbohydrates, this timely collection offers a wide variety of nutritional dishes. Steamed, simmered, fried or broiled, rice is packed with both protein and carbohydrates. From buttery Italian rissotto to spicy Korean bibimba, tempting Chinese fried rice to classic Japanese sushi, these delicious recipes are sure to convert even the most die-hard meat-and-potato types.