Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rice

Rice is the staple food for more than half the population of the world, contributing to more than 20% of all the calories consumed by human beings.
Rice is serious business: its prices and distribution are regulated in many countries, with government policies critical to the well-being of farmers, traders and consumers.
Thailand has a strong tradition of rice production. It has the fifth largest area of land under rice cultivation in the world and is the world's largest exporter of rice.
Jasmine rice, also know as Thai Hom Mali, is indigenous to Thailand and well known - and loved - for its fragrance and flavour.
Our maid, Noi gave us a bag of newly milled Jasmine rice from her family plot in Isaan, when she returned from her New Year break.

Is it yummy? Tell you later...

Ummm, what do you think?

9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Interesting post! Great captures! And I learned something I didn't know and that's always good! I also like rice! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

Wow, interesting post! And now I need to try some Jasmine rice. lol!

Debra said...

Jasime rice is all I buy Serline. Love seeing/learning about all that rice; and here I was impressed by the 20 # bag I saw at Costco over the weekend! ;)

Jessica said...

Yumm! I love the first few photos! They work perfectly with your facts!

Kristin said...

Nice photos and tour into the production of rice. Paddy plantation is one of the major source of economy. Most Asians countries, my country too (Malaysia) almost can't live without rice. We have rice almost everyday.

Yoli said...

We eat rice daily. Lovely post and I am thrilled to see your beautiful little one enjoying her rice!!!!

Grace said...

I love Jasmine rice as well. I was surprised how many varieties of rice there are.

Kala said...

Jasmine rice is so delicious. Your post has inspired me to cook some later tonight.

Paula said...

LOVE the second photo! My husband and adore rice. We consume the tasty morsels each day as part of our meal. Indeed, there are many varieties of these tiny morsels ... one of our favorites is Jasmine. Not only does it boast a more subtle and fruity flavor but its aroma is simply divine! It pairs well with just about everything! :)))