This is only a list of rice dishes I’ve encountered in New Jersey so far. I feel rather embarrassed when I can’t pronounce a dish’s name when ordering it. Living in a multicultural environment but not being able to at least learn an entree’s name that I want to order is quite a shame.
So here I list them out. However this list doesn’t have those rice dishes that I’m quite familiar with, doesn’t have rice dessert, rice pancake, rice cake etc. For example, sushi and clay pot rice and fried rice are not here since I am quite familiar with them.
Please tell me your favorite rice dish and let’s expand this list together.
an Italian dish of rice cooked in stock with other ingredients such as meat and vegetables.
an Indian dish made with highly seasoned rice and meat, fish, or vegetables.
a Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, etc., cooked and served in a large shallow pan.
a Cajun dish of rice with shrimp, chicken, and vegetables.
a Japanese dish consisting of small balls or triangles of rice stuffed with a pickled or salted filling, and typically wrapped in dried seaweed. There’s a Mitsuwa Marketplace in North Jersey that sells wonderful onigiri and one can’t have enough of it.
jollof rice /ˈjäləf ˌrīs/
a West African stew made with rice, chili peppers, and meat or fish.
a Korean dish consisting of rice topped with sautéed vegetables, chili paste, and beef or other meat, sometimes with the addition of a raw or fried egg.
Congee or conjee is a type of rice porridge or gruel eaten in Asian countries.
This vegetarian meal consists of rice and yogurt that is flavored with green chile peppers, minced ginger, curry leaves and mustard seeds
Pad thai, or phad thai, is a stir-fried rice noodle dish typically made with rice noodles, chicken, beef or tofu, peanuts, a scrambled egg, and bean sprouts, among other vegetables.
a type of Vietnamese soup, typically made from beef stock and spices to which noodles and thinly sliced beef or chicken are added.
a Middle Eastern or Indian dish of rice (or sometimes wheat) cooked in stock with spices, typically having added meat or vegetables.