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All aboard! Join us on the intriguing journey of rice, where we take you through the culture of India, with colourful facts, customs and beliefs about rice.

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    Want to know a secret weapon that prevents rice from being soggy?

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    A regular kitchen towel! Lay it over the pot, put the lid and ensure it’s sealed up. The humble towel will absorb the condensation.

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    Want a rice cooking tip from 007 himself?

    Please. Yes, please.

    Like James' martini, your rice too should never be stirred! Stirring rice while cooking activates and releases starch, which makes your rice gloppy.

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    What humble dish makes the Onam Sadya the grand feast that it is?

    Reveal the dish!

    Onam Sadya is a delicious spread of vegetarian dishes, served on a banana leaf in Kerela. The dish that holds the meal together is plain boiled rice.

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    What rice-based dish is also a festival?

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    Pongal is the hugely popular harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, and also the name of a delicious rice and lentil dish cooked commonly for this occasion.

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    Ever heard of people wearing Basmati?

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    During an aarti, a red teeka is applied on the forehead. Rice grains are added on special occasions representing steadfastness, firmness and peace,

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    Want to know how to enhance the fragrant flavour of Basmati even further?

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    Boil rice with cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, so it soaks up those flavors while it’s cooking. After that, toss with sautéed spices and onions.

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    How does washing and soaking Basmati before cooking enhance your dish?

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    Soaking Basmati rice for at least 30 minutes before cooking allows the grains to absorb water and cook evenly without breaking.

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    Life is filled with a lot of firsts. But do you remember the first meal of your life?

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    In the Indian ceremony of Annaprashana - the first feeding, rice plays a central role, as the first solid food placed in a baby’s mouth.

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    Who comes first on every wedding guest list in India?

    Meet the lucky one!

    Rice is the chief guest, as it is showered on the newlyweds in many religions to ward off pesky demons. The bride also secures blessings by sprinkling it around her new home.

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