Riddhish Saravanan tells us about a time the effects of climate change had his family scrambling for an everyday staple.
When India stopped exporting non-basmati white rice, it sent the world into shock. By doing this, they limited the amount of rice leaving the country and sent us Indians all over the world into total chaos.
We dropped everything we were doing to drive 20 over the speed limit and get to the nearest grocery store ASAP, only to find, someone had already cleared the rice section.
Rice is the quintessential Asian meal. In some ways, this staple of my life and that of so many others is connected to a majority of the food we eat.
In South Indian culture, a dish called dosa, a crispy Indian crepe of sorts, is very popular. It’s the last thing you would ever expect to be made with rice, but it is.