Rice: More Versatile Than You Thought
As if rice weren’t more versatile, when ground into a fine powder, it evolves into something even more splendid and special. Toasted Rice Powder is a common pantry ingredient in Northern Thai and Lao cuisines. Made by slowly toasting raw sticky rice until golden and grinding it into a coarse powder, it lends a textural element and nutty flavor to dishes like laab and acts as a thickening agent in soups and dipping sauces.This month’s CrateChef box features Toasted Rice Powder, thoughtfully included by recipe developer and homecook Ali Slagle. Cleverly curated, her debut cookbook I Dream of Dinner (so You Don’t Have to) features plenty of opportunities to explore its uses. Try it in Rice with Lots of Herbs & Seeds (pg. 191) or Chicken Lamb (pg. 287).We’re grateful to partner with Ali and expand your pantry essentials with every box.