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Should we allow the same amount of rice per person for different dishes, or does it vary?

As an accompaniment to a curry or a stew, 60-90 g of uncooked rice per person is the accepted norm. A rice salad for two people will require a greater quantity of rice, as much as 125 g per person. For a risotto or a paella, where the rice makes up the greatest part of the dish with extra meat, fish and vegetables added, the quantity of rice required could also be as much as 125 g per person. In Spain the rice traditionally used for paella is a creamy variety from Valencia. It is not easy to find outside the region, although some quality supermarkets and specialist food stores stock it. You can use arborio rice instead.

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13:33:36 on 09/04/08 by Webmaster - Questions and Answers -