Author(s): Nisha Katona
Rice recipes to spice up your kitchen! Across continents, rice is the dramatic centrepiece of the table and at the heart of life. In Pimp My Rice, Nisha Katona shares recipes from her home kitchen and around the globe, from Pimped Rice Piri Piri to Beefed-Up Bibimbap and even Black Rice & Coconut Sorbet. Showcasing a rainbow of types and explaining how to cook them perfectly every time, Nisha takes the fear out of the world's greatest cereal killer.
Nisha Katona is a rice evangelist. Why? It does not need peeling, it does not need soaking, it likes to be left to cook without a watchful gaze. It is eternally long life, waiting long in dark cupboards, bidden to warm musky life when fridges are empty and potatoes are sullenly sprouting. Far from being an understudy, rice is the most virile, muscular weapons of mass construction in the busy working kitchen.
Nisha, who runs a fantastically popular Curry Clinic on Twitter, is on a mission to demystify rice and to show the enormous breadth of rice recipes that can be created simply and quickly. As a second generation Indian, she shows how to marry different cuisines together, to create vibrant, exciting dishes. In other words, this is a book of pimped-up rice recipes.
Nisha Katona is a British born Indian, a full time Barrister who is also a dedicated curry evangelist. She is an ITV Food chef and has also worked with Channel 4. She is working on a number of potential television and publication projects at the moment. Nisha teaches at cookery schools nationwide and has been invited as a guest demonstrator at various Food Festivals. Nisha runs a Twitter "Curry Clinic" twice a week that attracts a global following. All curry queries are answered live while she is on "Curry Call". Professionally Nisha is a full time practicing Barrister. In 2008 the Department of Culture, Media and Sport appointed her as trustee of National Museums Liverpool and in 2009, the Cabinet Office appointed her as an Ambassador for Diversity in Public Appointments and in this capacity has been engaged as an expert advisor by The Guardian newspaper.