Seemingly a humble grain, rice is actually the most muscular weapon of mass construction in the kitchen–and it loves to dress up! Nisha Katona is a rice evangelist, and is on a mission to show the enormous breadth of rice dishes that can be created simply and quickly. The exciting, contemporary recipes in this book reinvent rice time and time again, embellishing it with everything from chili to chocolate, cardamom to Kahlua. Marrying different cuisines from around the world, the result is this collection of vibrant, exciting dishes. “Kick-Ass Kick-Starts” touts a range of blinged-up breakfasts–such as as Creole Breakfast Cinnamon Fritters–while “Light Fantastics” offers starters, lunches and other munchie busters. Try Black and Red Boudoir Salad or Pearly Rice Urchins! “The Main Grain” features fantastic world feasts–from the fiery Vietnamese Hell Rice to the more delicate Lebanese Rose Petal Rice, and options for “Souped-Up Sides” include a Thai Wild Rice Salad or Indonesian Coconut Rice. Have a happy ending with sensational sweet treats–rice pudding is of course included (Caramel and Rum Rice Pudding, anyone?), along with exciting new inventions like Black Rice Sorbet with Cinnamon and Rice Donuts. This is a book of seriously pimped-up rice recipes.