“Rice and Curry” are the staple food in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan food is generally spicy. A typical Sri Lankan meal consists of a “main curry” (fish, chicken or meat) as well as several other curries made with vegetable and lentils. Side-dishes include pickles, chutneys and sambols which can sometimes be fiery hot.
Koshari is an ancient Coptic Christian dish that traditionally is prepared and eaten during periods of fasting when animal products are not allowed. It is a simple dish of rice, lentils, macaroni and chickpeas cooked separately and then served together in layers. It is topped with crisp brown onions and served with a tangy tomato sauce and vinegar.
Rice and peas is a popular dish in Caribbean countries include Anguilla. It is very flavorful of coconut milk, herbs and garlic, and it is very nutritious.
Pelau is a one-pot dish consisting of rice, onions, chili pepper, meat or chicken, peas. They are all cooked with coconut milk and herbs. The process of browning the meat in sugar for pelau refers to a African tradition.
焢肉 (kongrou) is a Taiwanese braised pork dish cooked with soy sauce and sugar. It goes very well with rice (飯, fan) and a slice of pickled daikon.
The word “粥”(zuk) means a rice congee or rice porridge. What I love about “粥”: it’s not only healty and delicious, but a great dish for those in a hurry on a budget or who need something filling. Chinese traditionally cook “粥” for hours over a low heat in a big pot. Here I post “及第粥” (Kapdaizuk) which is auspicious for student who wants pass the examination for the high degree. Boiled internal organs such as intestines and liver was inside.
The word “Koko araisa” refers to “Cocoa rice” in Samoan language. Although Samoan cuisine shares the same roots with cuisines of other Oceanian countries, Cacao based rice dish would be strange except Samoa. Koko araisa is usually enjoyed for a breakfast.
Gastronomía de Japón, Japanese cuisine, which include ingredients such as rice, soy sauce, miso (red bean paste), as well as its indigenous rice wine sake have taken hold and become widespread as a popular style. Here I post “Sukiyaki” which is very famous Japanese traditional beef pot with soy sauce.
“焗” is the term for “doria” which is roasted pilaf with béchamel, tomato sauce or cheese. It is a popular Macanese dish. On the other hand, “猪扒飯” means “pork kotlet on the rice”.
Biryani (also spelled as Briyani) is a kind of rice dish which is highly flavored with spices. Variations in the preparation of Biryani result a spectrum of tastes. It is often eaten as is or with Raita, the famous Indian yogurt with shredded vegetables condiment.
Let’s enjoy the delicious taste of Indonesian Fried rice called “Nasi goreng”. Nasi is the word for rice and goreng means fry. It shares some similarity with Chinese, Malay and Filipino cuisine. It varies widely in color, flavor and taste, depending on a given family’s tastes as well as the region of archipelago in Indonesia.
This Portuguese dish is one of traditional rice recipe, the rice is cooked up in a pot with some savory ingredientes such as Chorizo, shredded duck, carrot and cheese as chef’s choice. It makes you feel good, doesn’t it?
Puerto Rican culinary is influenced by Spanish, Cuban, Mexican and Americans, so that Locals call their cuisine “cocina criolla” meaning “creole cuisine”. Asopao is a kind of stew that is considered the most traditional Puerto Rican dish made with broth and rice. It is similar to Asian congee（粥） but more tasty and spicy because of its ingredients. A picture here I post is “Asopao de pollo” meaning “Chicken congee”.
UAE foods reflect the influence of surrounding areas, such as the Yemeni influenced Mandi (مندي). That’s popular food in Arabian peninsula as well. Its oridin is considered as Hadhramaut as native and many other Yemeni cities. It’s lovable recipe with chicken or lamb, rice ,carrots and spices.
Jamaican creole cuisine is a compote of African, British, Spanish and American taste. Rice cooked with beans(peas) is the national dish. Additional ingredients include salt, garlic, coconut milk, thyme, onion, etc. Many dishes served with Rice and Peas in Jamaica.
Jollof rice (also called as Jellof rice) is a very popular dish throughout the West Africa. It’s a spicy rice dish usually cooked with rice, tomato and oil with spicy condiment such as chilli and black pepper. Often served with meat or poultry.
Philippine Fried rice is a delicious dish consisting of boiled white rice mixed in a wok with stir-fry oil, black pepper and soy sauce. Sometimes Ajinomoto. In this pict, native sausage Longganisa is added to rice. If someone put garlic into a fried rice, it should not be called Fried rice but “Sinangag na kanin”.
Philippines are famous for its unique culinary culture. Ruled by foreign cultures resulted in a blends of flavors with Philippine cuisine. Arroz cardo is the example. Arroz is the term for rice in Spanish, cardo is soup (chicken soup is common) as well. It is also similar with Chinese or Japanese congee (粥).
This is traditional Finnish dish, and ‘Karjalanpiirakka literaly means ‘Karelian pasty’. Skin is made from rye flour, and its most popular filling is cooked rice. It is often topped with mashed hard boiled egg with butter, called Munavoi.
A red rice dish containing savory oils and tomato, and sometimes beans and onion, is similar to Jollof rice in West Africa or Rice and Peas in Caribbean countires. It would be also often eaten at home as well as market place. So, one can say this dish is either very common and very popular in Sao Tome and Principe.