All rice we use in our recipes:
In Thailand, rice is primarily grown in ‘paddy fields’ – a flooded fields used for growing semi-aquatic crops. It is common for Thai families to have their own crops. Family members will share their rice crops with one another in order to create the best crop, which is then shared amongst the family.
The main types of rice in Thailand are white rice, brown rice, jasmine rice, and glutinous (sticky) rice. White rice is a staple component used to bulk meals and provides the main source of carbohydrates in the diet. Jasmine rice is used for sweet dishes such as mango sticky rice for its sweet and soft texture, where white rice is mainly used for savory dishes. Glutinous rice is different in texture – when you break the rice open it is creamy and soft inside. Similarly to white rice, brown rice is milled to remove to husk, however, it retains the bran layer.
Butterfly pea flower is a commonly used additive for coloring rice. To create a food coloring with butterfly pea flower, steep a dozen fresh or dried flowers in a cup of boiling water. After 15 minutes, strain the water and discard the flowers. You can now add this to your rice to create beautiful colors. Butterfly pea flowers can provide blue, pink, and purple colors. The color changes can be achieved by adding certain extra acidic ingredients, such as lime juice.
List of Rice – ผลไม้ – Pon La Mai
Apple – แอปเปิ้ล – App Plen
Apple is an edible fruit from the apple tree, originated in Central Asia. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and were brought to North America by European colonists. The apple that you saw in Thailand is imported from China. It becomes the common fruit that available in the local market.
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