Rice is Nice

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Persian Rice photo by The Culinary Chase.

What's your favorite dish featuring rice? It may be hard to decide when you look at the big assortment of things made all over the world with this versatile grain.

You can get a quick tutorial on different types of rice from Maki of Just Hungry, who's Japanese but lives in Switzerland.

In Hong Kong, The Culinary Chase features Persian Rice, pictured in the photo.

Andrea's Recipes features Saipan Red Rice, colored and flavored with achiote seeds. (If you're not sure where Saipan is, Andrea has a link to tell you.)

Saucy in the Kitchen tells us how to make Mujadara, a classic middle eastern dish featuring lentils, rice, and carmelized onions.

In San Francisco, Heidi from 101 Cookbooks often makes elaborate dishes, but her Ten Minute Tasty Asparagus and Brown Rice looks like it would be very satisfying.

Pepper writes Frugal Cuisine from Sichuan, China, and her Rice Cakes look authentic and delicious.

Jaden grew up in Hong Kong, but now she writes Jaden's Steamy Kitchen from Sarasota, Florida and shares Secrets to Cooking the Best Chinese Fried Rice.

Turkish Wild Black Rice looks fabulous when it's prepared by Burcu of Almost Turkish Recipes, who came from Turkey but now lives in the Midwest U.S.

Last, but never least, Ellie, the Kitchen Wench is Korean but now lives in Melbourne, Australia where she recently made amazing looking Risotto Cakes.

Food editor Kalyn Denny also blogs at Kalyn's Kitchen in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she makes South Beach Diet friendly rice dishes like Curried Rice and Red Lentils or Brown and Wild Rice with Pine Nuts and Thyme.

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