With loads of soluble fiber and lots of good vitamins and minerals, rice is one of the world’s oldest and most nutritious grains. In this hands-on class, we’ll get to know a wide array of rice varieties and how to use them in everyday cooking. First, we’ll sample an assortment of long and short grain varieties, white and brown, and a few of the more exotic types like red rice and forbidden rice (the “Superfood” of rice). An understanding of the subtle differences in flavor will allow us to begin exploring ways to cook and eat these different varieties. Flavorful addition of spices and vegetables will launch us into world of different rice dishes including a risotto, Forbidden Rice salad, and dolmas.
Instructor: Kate Helfrich
Location: American River Ranch in the Farmhouse Kitchen, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670