The Simple Art of Rice : Recipes from Around the World for the Heart of Your Table

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The Simple Art of Rice is a celebration of rice and the many cultures in which this life-giving grain takes pride of place at the center of every table. The recipes are influenced by these global flavors from Asia to Europe, Africa to the Americas, and feature many of the world's favorite dishes. With Danica Novgorodoff, award-winning author Chef JJ Johnson takes readers on an informative and exciting culinary adventure that will help anyone master the art of cooking rice.

From iconic savory dishes like Liberian Jollof and Poppy William's Red Rice and Beans to sweet finishes like Champorado, The Simple Art of Rice has a rice dish for every kind of meal and occasion, including nourishing comfort foods and dishes that can be made quickly to transform a weeknight dinner into a feast. The book also features a fool-proof method for turning out perfect rice every time, as well as fascinating information on the role that rice has played in culture and history.

JJ Johnson is a James Beard Award-winning coauthor of Between Harlem and Heaven, founder of FieldTrip rice restaurants, and a TV personality appearing on HBO Max and Netflix. He has been recognized by Eater as one of their New Guard of Power in NYC Dining and in Forbes 30 Under 30. He lives in Harlem.

Danica Novgorodoff is a writer and illustrator from Brooklyn. Her books include Long Way Down (in collaboration with Jason Reynolds) and Alexander von Humboldt: Explorer, Naturalist, & Environmental Pioneer.