Following the discussion on carbohydrate-rich foods, today’s discussion is all about rice. In particular, we aim to answer the question: which rice is better? What is rice? Rice is “the starchy seeds of an annual southeast Asian cereal grass (Oryza sativa) that are cooked and used for food” (1). Rice belongs to the grains and…Continue reading Which rice is better?
Chaufa comes from chao fan, which apparently means “fried rice” in Chinese (not sure if in Mandarin, Cantonese or both). So yeah, arroz chaufa = “fried rice rice”. Arroz chaufa in Perú is very popular (as we have a large Cantonese community) and it comes in many varieties: chicken, pork, chicken + pork, chicken +…Continue reading Recipe: My mum’s arroz chaufa (Peruvian fried rice)
SunRice rice cups are made by one of the main brands rice available in Australia. Back in the day rice used to be just rice, and people would have whatever rice was common in their place of origin. For example, medium grain rice is the norm in Perú, and we use it for most things…Continue reading Product review: SunRice rice cups
Here’s an update on my breakfast experiment. As you may recall from part 1, the Chinese doctor asked me to eat porridge with black sesame, walnuts and goji berries for breakfast in order to boost my qi. Being always open to experimentation in the quest for optimal health, I decided to give it a go…Continue reading The porridge experiment (part 2)
So 67% 83.3% of my household have been visiting a Chinese Medicine doctor (nicknamed “the fish food lady” by an MD friend of ours) to address various health issues. In my case, it’s a hormonal imbalance that multiple GPs, an endocrinologist, a naturopath and a gynecologist haven’t been able to fix. It was the gyno,…Continue reading The porridge experiment (part 1)
Yes, rice. Not cauliflower rice, but real rice. Although I consider white rice a relatively safe starch, I don’t eat it very often because it can stuff up my digestion and make me chubby. After 3+ years of not cooking rice, Alvaro asked me to make arroz con pato (literally “duck with rice”) for his…Continue reading Recipe: Arroz con pato (Peruvian duck with rice)
The poor person’s Peruvian dish of choice is arroz a la cubana (Cuban-style rice), which I’m willing to bet doesn’t exist in Cuba (much like our Russian-style eggs, but that’s a topic for another time). When I was a kid it I considered it a treat (sweet fried stuff for lunch!) but then I realised…Continue reading Recipe: Cauliflower "arroz" a la cubana