MAKE BLAND WHITE RICE A THING OF THE PAST
Technically the seed of a grass, rice has been a nutritious and cost-effective staple for cultures around the world since it was domesticated more than 13,000 years ago in China. Prices vary according to region, variety, and processing, but nearly all varieties cost less than $1 a cup dry -- and many cost much less. Here are 12 dishes from around the globe that feature this age-old and budget-friendly grain.
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