Margaret M. Wittenberg's Blog - Posts Tagged "medium-grain-rice"

At any given time I have at least 20 different types of rice in my pantry, each unique in many ways. Which one I choose depends on the texture I am looking for--whether separate grains as through long grain rice, sticky as in short grain, or a happy medium between the two as in medium grain. And, just as important, are its flavor and color and even how much time I have to cook. Last night we had Kalinga Unoy a slightly nutty tasting heirloom rice that hails from the ancient rice terraces found in the rugged mountainous Cordillera region found in the northern part of the Philippines' Luzon Island. This beautiful rose-colored rice helped made a darn good looking plate along with the Black Valentine beans we cooked along with plenty of bok choy, carrots, and green beans, topped with a couple slices of avocado. I became aware of Kalinga Unoy and the six other equally amazing, very beautiful rice varieties just within the last couple years and they remain a permanent part of my pantry. Lightly milled, although still retaining much of their fiber and overall nutrition, they only take 25 minutes to cook--perfect for summer cooking! I buy it direct through the Eighth Wonder website at www.heirloomrice.com.
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Published on August 10, 2013 12:05 • 88 views • Tags: cordillera-rice, medium-grain-rice, rice, the-essential-good-food-guide