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Match Made in Cajun Country

February 12th, 2015 by Cajun Country Rice

Match Made in Cajun Country

Exploring and experimenting with different flavor combinations is the key to crafting memorable meals. But did you know that when it comes to rice, the variation you choose could add a whole new dimension to your dish? Each variation of Cajun Country Rice has dishes that are a perfect match. Read on to find out which combinations are meant to be.

Medium Grain White Rice

Medium grain rice is softer and clings together more than its long grain counterpart. It tends to soak up flavors well, making it perfect for dishes with thick sauces or gravies, like crawfish étouffée or rice and gravy. Its softness also pairs well with dishes like paella and risotto, and sushi. Our favorite way to eat it, however, will always be in a nice jambalaya!

Long Grain White Rice

While long grain and medium grain rice are somewhat interchangeable, long grain rice kernels are more separated and firm than medium grain. This grain is ideal for stir-fry dishes, like fried rice. It also holds up better in soups and gumbos.

Brown Rice

Often seen as the healthiest grain of rice due to its higher fiber content, this variety pairs well with lettuce wraps and lots of veggies. Ginger, sesame and mushroom flavors complement the nuttier notes of brown rice.

Jasmine Rice

Jasmine rice is a more delicate, soft variety and pairs best with Asian-inspired dishes and flavors like coconut, curry, and chai.

Popcorn Rice

Popcorn rice complements just about anything. It’s length and width is similar to long grain rice, but its fragrant, lively character adds an extra bit of love to any dish. Add popcorn rice to your red beans for a guaranteed crowd pleaser.