Rice and other types of grains are used worldwide, in many different dishes. Knowing how to cook them can increase the range of meals you can prepare, so let's start with rice itself.
Rice, can be categorized as either short, medium or long grain. Normally, short grain is used for puddings and long grain for savory meals. Medium grain rice can be used for either, but is commonly used for dishes such as paella or risotto.
Different types of rice grain
The photo shows (from left to right) Arborio rice, black rice, long grain and wild rice mix, and brown rice.