“Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something” -Mitch Hedberg
This week’s recipe is… Sticky Chicken and Fried Rice!
Sticky chicken is a flavorful, sweet recipe that can be served warm or cool. But this week is a little different. Instead of the chicken getting the spotlight, we’re going to dive into the incredible canvas of….rice!
Fun Food Facts!
FRIED RICE HISTORY
The origins of rice go so far back that it is hard to know exactly when this delicious food was first cooked. Though some believe that fried rice was first cooked sometime during the Sui dynasty, or A.D. 589-618, in Yangzhou which is a city in the eastern Jiangsu province. Jiangsu is located in the northeast part of China, stretching along the Yellow Sea.
Fried rice from Yangzhou, also called Yangchow, is considered the ideal fried rice which all other Chinese rice dishes are compared. This dish is traditionally bunches of fluffy rice mixed with roasted pork, scallions, peas, and prawns.
Today, fried rice dishes are found all over the world, although it is especially popular in China where rice is the staple grain.
RANDOM RICE RECONNAISSANCE!
After some undercover research, we found some interesting grains of knowledge about rice!
- The Chinese word for rice is the same Chinese word for food!
- Rice is the main food for more than half the people in the world!
- Rice has been a symbol of life and fertility, which is why traditionally it has been tradition to throw it at weddings!
- Rice is grown on every single continent except Antartica!
How many different varieties of rice are there?
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Which food fun fact was your favorite? What’s your favorite way to eat fried rice? Let us know in the comments section below!