• CNY must-have: rice

    When it comes to the Chinese New Year festive season, the first thing that comes to mind is mom’s home-cooked delights. While we drool at the thought of dishes from grandma’s old recipe book, rice is a necessity, and pairs perfectly with all sorts of flavours!

    By the way, did you know that…

    • The reunion dinner symbolises people’s wishes for a better future
    • Rice depicts prosperity and fertility in the 12 Symbols of Sovereignty
    • Symbolises that the emperor is the pillar for the people, as how the father is the head of the house
    • Rice has a big part in CNY dishes such as nian gao (consumed in the hope of a better harvest and a higher status in the New Year) and rice dumplings (made on the 15th night of the New Year, in the hope that everything you wished for will turn out well).

     

    * Article courtesy of Tefal.

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    Impress your mum / mum-in-law with these easy peasy rice recipes:
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