Rice & Noodles
Rice is the major export crop of Thailand and a staple in the Thai diet, eaten at every meal. Thailand is world-famous for its jasmine rice. The recipes in this section use Thai Kitchen Jasmine Rice, a fragrant and naturally nutty rice grown in the fertile central plains of Thailand.
Noodle dishes are eaten like snacks. Bought from street vendors they are enjoyed on the run as well as in more formal settings. Rice noodles are made by blending rice flour and water into a light liquid paste, which is then extruded into thin paper-like sheets in the desired size, steam cooked and dried. Fresh rice noodles have a slightly different taste and texture. They would be equally delicious in these recipes and can now be found in many Asian markets. Best used the day you buy them.