Rice, often called “the white goddess”, is the staple food of half of the planet’s population. Its history is the history of organised agriculture. It has changed societies, played a role in the development of the caste system in India and is present in most rituals and ceremonies in Asia. Keep your pens handy to copy down a recipe for one of India’s most beloved rice dishes and get ready to find out things about this wonderful grain you never even thought to ask.
Producer: Dheera Sujan
Broadcast: July 23, 1999