Ways To Take Your Rice To The Next Level

Ways To Take Your Rice To The Next Level

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It’s hearty, it’s filling, it’s sweet, and it’s just the right amount of spicy without being too hot to hold down. This is Japanese rice curry! It makes the perfect comfort dish for any situation and is surprisingly easy to prepare. Despite its complex and unique flavor profile, preparing the dish is much easier than most would ever imagine. In addition to this, the possibilities are limitless when it comes to changing up the flavor and texture. Subtly throw in some apples, chocolate, or switch the rice for roman, and you’ll be sitting on an entirely different dish. Pour it over deep-fried pork, eat it over vegetables, or have it with your favorite seafood.

Whatever the situation is, there is no denying that rice curry is amazing. However, if you want to really take it to the next level, you should consider the following tips and information.

Nice And Friend Onions

Onions are a pertinent part of rice curry! Not only this, but they can have the biggest impact on the overall taste of the dish. If you want to make your dish extra yummy, you should consider making sure those onions are nice and friend before adding them in. The best way to do this is by making sure that you are adding enough water during the cooking stage so that the onions do not burn. This will allow the full flavor profile to come out.

Spice It Up

It doesn’t matter if you are dealing with instant pot brown rice or white rice, there are no set rules that say you can’t spice things up a bit with some seasonings of your choice. For a little extra color, add a pinch of turmeric. If you are looking for some fragrance, add some cumin or coriander. Maybe you are looking for a little extra bit. Not a bit, just throw in a bit of cayenne pepper.

Make It Extra Thick

Sometimes the thicker the curry, the better. If you want to make your curry super-thick don’t just stop at water and roux. Take things the extra mile and add in some milk, cream, or yogurt. You’ll get that creamy, extra-thick texture that you are seeking. You can find out how to make this recipe by visiting Corrie Cooks.

Bringing Out The Undertones

One of the best parts of a good curry dish are the undertones. The only problem is, there are so subtle and light that most people can appreciate them. They likely taste them, they just don’t know they are there or what they are tasting. This is why you have to bring them out to the point where they are noticeable. The best way to do this is by adding tomatoes, pickled plums, wine, citrus fruits, or black vinegar.

Don’t Overcook The Roux

You’ve likely seen this tip on the box of a curry box or roux box, but just never followed it. Most people don’t and it ends up ruining their entire dish. That being said, the trick here is to make sure you remove the pot on boiling water when the heat when adding in the roux. This ensures that the roux doesn’t get overcooked.

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