One of my favorite winter comfort foods is risotto, and I love to order it when I?m in Italy. However, since I haven?t found a restaurant in my area that serves a decent one, I either make it myself or ask my kids to make it for me. Risotto is one of the best things about winter, but can equally be enjoyed during the warmer months.
For those of you who don?t know, rice is the seed of oryza sativa, and it?s the most important staple in eastern and southern Asia, the Middle East, and the West Indies. After corn, it?s the most produced grain on earth. When the Arabs colonized northern and western Africa, they introduced rice cultivation.
However, it almost came to a halt after the second colonial period, which is silly, because in 1203 it was singularly responsible for conquering famine in Africa. While I…
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