Which rice in China is delicious? After evaluation: these 6 kinds of rice on the list, see how many you have eaten.
In China, the seven crucial things “firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar and tea” are considered a top priority. Rice is one of the staple foods which each household can not be missing. Although the shape of rice is the same, prices and quality are very different. After cooking, the fragrance and taste of rice from different production areas vary greatly. So, which place can produce the most delicious rice in the vast territory of China?
Really precious things can be recognized by most people. After the evaluation, there are six kinds of rice often in the list of quality rice, and see which you have eaten？
First: Wuchang rice in Heilongjiang
The first thing to introduce is the Heilongjiang Wuchang rice, with the reputation of “thousand years of rice, hundred years of tribute rice”. It should be the most famous rice in China. In addition to the expensive price, there are almost no other drawbacks.
bright and fresh, eating soft and chewy. The more you eat, the more fragrant it is, and with a sweet flavor. Even without dishes can empty a bowl of rice.
Second: Pearl rice in Ningxia
Ningxia has been known as the “South of the border” since ancient times, with a favorable geographical environment, located exactly on the earth’s golden line of latitude 38 degrees north. The Yellow River also flows through here, providing excellent conditions for growing rice. With long hours of sunshine, a large temperature difference between day and night, and watered by the Yellow River, long frost-free period, the rice grown here is white, full and smooth, like a pearl, so the name Pearl Rice.
During the Western Xia Dynasty, Ningxia Pearl rice was sent to the palace as tribute rice. In the Qing Dynasty, it was directly appointed by Kangxi as the food for the imperial banquet. Pearl rice after steamed is clear, shiny and delicate. It taste also fresh, soft and sweet. Even there exists an old saying in Ningxia, that is, “Without dishes, you can eat three bowls of Ningxia rice”.
Third: Xiangshui rice in Heilongjiang
On the black land in Heilongjiang, cultivated quality rice is more than Wuchang rice. Xiangshui rice indeed can be comparable with Wuchang rice.
Xiangshui rice is produced in Ning- an City of Mudanjiang River, which is similar to many high-quality rice-producing areas, with a good climate and geographical location. But what makes Xiangshui rice even better is its soil, which was once a basaltic “stone floor” made of solidified magma after an ancient volcanic eruption, and water from Mirror Lake and underground springs, both of which add up to a higher ground and water temperature than other rice fields, which contributes to the unique rice quality and taste of Xiangshui rice.
Xiangshui rice looks as white as jade, with long and full grains. After steamed, you can smell the unique fragrance from afar. It is soft and glutinous but still tastes good after eating it. And even if you can’t eat the rice at a time, it won’t go raw after it’s cool. The aroma won’t dissipate.
The delicious Xiangshui rice is from the special geology. The rice area is not large, the production is relatively low. If you want to eat real Xiangshui rice, please do not be greedy when buying it. You need to recognize the national geographical indications.
Fourth: Wannian tribute rice in Jiangxi
Southern rice is always less famous than northern rice, but it does not mean that there is no good rice in the south. Produced in Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, Wannian Tribute rice is an excellent representative of southern rice. Wannian rice grows on the eastern shore of Poyang Lake, where the rainfall is abundant, the climate is mild and the average annual sunshine time is long.
Wannian Tribute Rice is wild rice and the spring water it draws is rich in trace elements. The rice grown is large and slender, crystal clear, and has been the rice specially provided to the royal family since the period of North and South Dynasties. After steaming, the fragrance remains for a long time, and the aroma can persist for miles, so it has the reputation of “One mu of rice flowers smells good for ten miles. One family cooks rice, the fragrance benefiting a hundred families”. The taste is also glutinous and sweet, eat delicate and delicious.
Fifth: Wensu rice in Xinjiang
Everyone knows that Xinjiang is a good place, with beautiful scenery, and sweet fruits. However, many people do not know that Xinjiang’s rice is also very good. In Xinjiang’s Aksu region, Wensu rice grows here. The terrain is high, the soil is fertile, water resources are also abundant, the light time is particularly long, and the temperature difference between day and night is as high as about 20 degrees. All factors provide the best growing conditions for the rice, so the rice is absolutely delicious.
Growing at the foot of the Xuefeng Mountain, Wensu rice is particularly high quality, rich in nutrients, full and uniform grains, glossy and bright, and less chalky. Cooked rice is glossy and delicate, soft texture that is chewy with elasticity is full of fragrance with a little bit of sweetness, and is not back to raw after cooling.
Sixth:Yuanyang rice in Henan
Henan is regarded as the hometown of wheat. Although there are not many areas growing rice, the quality of rice can definitely take the lead. The Central Plains hinterland’s best rice is produced in Yuanyang County in Xinxiang . Yuanyang is in the lower and middle reaches of the Yellow River alluvial plain. With the Yellow River sedimentary soil and the Yellow River water, rice can absorb sufficient nutrients, especially the unique saline land, so Yuanyang rice has a pure natural alkaline. This quality is not possessed by many other kinds of rice. In addition, the selenium element of the Yuanyang rice is particularly high.
The grains of Yuanyang rice are full and hard and look white and translucent. After steamed, there will be filled with the fragrance of rice. Owing to its naturally alkaline, Yuanyang rice eat soft and glutinous, mellow and sweet. After eating a bowl of rice, you will feel full of fragrance in your mouth. If you have eaten really Yuanyang rice, you will find that it is not inferior to Northeast rice, and the price is lower than that.
In addition to the above six kinds of rice, there are many places in China with high-quality rice, such as Panjin rice in Liaoning, Yingkou rice, Xiaozhan rice in Tianjin, Yutai rice in Shandong, Jingshan Bridge rice in Hubei, Sheyang rice in Jiangsu, Simiao rice in Zengcheng city, Guangdong, etc. You can attempt all kinds of rice. You may be able to find a more favorable kind of rice, and also welcome you to leave a message in the comments section, to share which place the rice you like best.