Amazing World of Rice: With 150 Recipes for Pilafs, Paellas, Puddings, and More

Amazing World of Rice: With 150 Recipes for Pilafs, Paellas, Puddings, and More

by Marie Simmons
     
 

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Today's market shelves are lined with unique varieties of rice from all over the world. Join noted cookbook author and Bon Appétit columnist Marie Simmons on a journey through the amazing world of rice -- from learning how to select the right type of rice for every dish to the best ways to prepare each kind.

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Today's market shelves are lined with unique varieties of rice from all over the world. Join noted cookbook author and Bon Appétit columnist Marie Simmons on a journey through the amazing world of rice -- from learning how to select the right type of rice for every dish to the best ways to prepare each kind.

Editorial Reviews

Su-Mei Yu
“Marie Simmons’s book The Amazing World of Rice honors this simple grain with her collection of delectable recipes.”
Publishers Weekly
Simmons, the author of a host of user-friendly cookbooks and the "Healthy Cooking" column in Bon Appetit, here puts to rest the stereotype of rice as a bland starch served alongside Asian food. For those who thought a rice cookbook could only be a treatise on 1950's-style rice salads or a primer on How to Boil Rice, this vibrant, multicultural collection of original recipes should come as a welcome treat. Simmons's range is broad: Black Bean Chipotle and Rice Soup with Cilantro Cream rubs shoulders with Lamb Kebabs on Persian-style golden rice, Curried Coconut Rice with Cauliflower, Butternut Squash, Green Beans, and Cashews, and Hoppin' John; she also concocts a vast array of risotto and paella variations. An intriguing rice glossary covers the relatively familiar territory of basmati, Arborio and jasmine and introduces readers to the more obscure Bomba, Camargue and Rosematta grains. And while Simmons has built a reputation on lean, low-fuss recipes (such as her 365 Ways to Cook Pasta), she takes a detour with this book: these meticulous recipes often require several read-throughs and thorough preparation to succeed (the book also would have benefited from photographs). Still, despite its format problems, the book offers dazzling proof that rice will always be much more than a staple. (Jan.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060938420
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/17/2002
Edition description:
FIRST
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Marie Simmons, former food editor of Cuisine, is a regular contributor to Woman's Day, Bon Appétit, and Good Food. She is the author of several cookbooks, including The Good Egg, The Amazing World of Rice, and Fresh & Fast: Inspired Cooking for Every Season and Every Day.

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