The Plant of Life
Rice is a key ingredient of the nutrition for most part of the planet. It was introduced to Europe from the naturalists who followed Alexander the Great in his expeditions. It found fertile soil in Mediterranean Europe, was grown, loved and became part of European culinary tradition. European rice is today distinguished for its quality and nutritional value.
The European Rice Market can be sub-divided in two different segments. The INDICA RICE a long grain variety which is the "traditional" Asian rice, representing around 25% of EU rice production and mainly consumed in North Europe. The JAPONICA RICE, a short/medium grain variety which is the "traditional" European rice, representing around 75% of EU rice production and mainly consumed in South Europe. It is worth noticed that for japonica rice, the EU is self-sufficient and is even a (small) net exporter.
The Perfect Dish
European rice is part of the culture and tradition of many civilizations and the perfect side to all dishes. Use it in salads, soups, with legumes, vegetables, chicken, meat or fish.
Enjoy unique and delightful recipes using European rice, both traditional and modern.
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