Noodles and Rice
- Noodle and rice have played an integral part in Indonesia, Asian and mediteranean diets for centuries and have gained considerable prominence in the everyday eating habits of modernday as staple foods, both have become as important as bread, adding necessary beautifully when combined with spices, wheather as a textural background for more exotic flavor or as a dominant ingredient in famed dished such a risotto or laksa They provide the sustaining dishes we turn to when in need of comfort or step into the shadows to let protein star, all the while providing balance and harmony to meal. Most importantly, rice and noodle can be prepared with relative ease.
- It is belied in Indonesia or Asian cultures that you have not eaten unless you have had rice. It is rice that takes center stage at the table and other foods are there to accompany it. Noodles are a symbol of longevity and are eaten every day in china and japan to sustain life. That’s reason enough to eat more rice and noodle-and to try out the myriad spice combinations that these versatile starches welcome so readily. Specific uses required specific varienties of rice and noodles-don’t be temted to make risotto with anything other than arborio rice or sunstitute chine egg noodles for the Japanese udon. Treat quality ingredients with the respect they deserve and you will be rewarded with culinary success every time.