Rice: A Guide

Surf N Turf Tacos is proud to offer Hawaiian/Mexican cuisine to the Honolulu community. Rice is an important part of this fusion cuisine, so we thought it could be useful to go in-depth on some interesting facts about it.

Below, you’ll learn some interesting facts about rice. Specifically, we’ll cover its origin and some of the various colors that rice can be. We hope this gives you some food for thought the next time you enjoy a nice dish of rice.

When Did People Start Eating Rice?

Rice is one of mankind’s oldest crops, and there’s actually some controversy over who started cultivating it first. Experts have narrowed down the origin to either China or India. There’s less controversy over when people started cultivating and eating rice: roughly 3000-2500 BC.

What Are The Different Rice Colors?

When it’s originally grown, rice looks brown. Brown rice is incredibly nutritious, but there are various things that can be done to it to change its flavour. White rice is also common, but it’s less nutritious than brown rice, since it’s literally stripping the brown rice of its outer, nutritious flavor.

Along with brown rice, Surf N Turf Tacos also offers red rice and green rice. Red rice is a common Mexican dish, and it’s rich in iron. It’s also known to be good for the skin. Green rice, also known as arroz verde, is another popular Mexican dish. It’s cooked with cilantro, giving it extra flavor.

Rice and Mexican Cuisine

While rice is traditionally associated with Asian food, it’s one of the most popular grains in the world, accounting for a significant percentage of the world’s caloric consumption.

Rice is popular in Mexican cuisine, which makes it funny that red rice is referred to as spanish rice. While it was popularized in Mexico, some experts theorize that it’s called spanish rice because of the language. It could also be because rice isn’t native to Mexico. While spanish rice is a Mexican dish, it could be named that way because Spaniards brought rice over.

High-Quality Hawaiian/Mexican Fusion Food in Honolulu, Hawaii – Surf N Turf Tacos

If you’re looking for the best Hawaiian/Mexican fusion food in Honolulu, you’ve come to the right place. At Surf N Turf Tacos, we’re proud to offer this excellent cuisine, which includes a broad variety of rice!

Hungry for some rice? You can order from us!

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