Asian cuisines are home to one of the world's most diverse and delicious foods you will ever try. It is rich in spices and herbs, which makes their food not only tasty but healthier too.
If you tried Asian Cuisines, you will know that they have one of the best Rice dishes in the world. That is because rice is a popular staple food in Asian regions.
If you travel to the Philippines, Korea, Malaysia, and other neighboring countries, you will notice there are many different kinds of rice recipes. For example, I tried the fried rice Nasi Goreng from Indonesia, Bibimbap from Korea, and Maqluba from Jordan.
Geographically, the Middle East (excluding North Africa) is considered part of Asia since they are located Western Asia region. So this is the reason why I am including Middle Eastern recipes in this post.
What countries included in these roundup recipes?
When we say Asian rice recipes, it is actually vague because we are referring to different countries and regions in the Asian continent. Each of these countries has their own unique spices and herbs when making rice dishes.
- East Asia:
- China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, & Taiwan
- Southeast Asia:
- Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, & Vietnam
- South Asia:
- India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, & Nepal
- Southwestern Asia:
- Gulf Arab Countries (Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain)Levant Arab Countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq)
So if someone tells you Asian recipes, you have to be specific on which country or region you are referring
Here are 30 best Asian Rice roundup recipes that are highly recommended to make at home.
There are probably at least a hundred's of Asian rice dishes, but I have included only the 30 best roundup recipes that you can cook at home. These recipes are the one that is considered popular among the locals and foreigners.
Each of these recipes is unique because they use different herbs and spices in their ingredients. Filipino foods use soy sauce & vinegar; Korean uses gochujang paste; Indian uses Garam masala, and Middle Easterns use Baharat spices