Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Jihva For Ingredients - Rice



Indira of Mahanandi started Jihva for ingredients in May 2006. Since then it has been one of the most popular events in the blog sphere. Every month one of the Indian Ingredient is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the food blogger's community . I am very honored to host this event and thank Indira for giving me this opportunity. I also thank Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi for having helped me out in designing the beautiful logo with red, brown and white rice.

Jihva for ingredients, for the month of September is the staple food of India -RICE. In Sanskrit rice is called as "Vrihi".

Rice is grown in many regions across India. It is the principal crop grown in India, and the country ranks second only to China in world rice production. Much of the crop is used to feed the domestic population, as rice is the dietary staple for many Indians.

The below picture shows the 'paddy fields'


Rice has potential in a wide range of food categories. Besides having nutritional and medicinal benefits, the by-products of rice are equally important and beneficial.
Rice By-Products

  • Rice Husks
  • Rice Bran
  • Broken Rice
  • Rice Flour
  • Rice Milk
  • Rice Pudding
  • Rice Starch
  • Rice Straw
  • Rice used in Beverage Making
  • Rice Paper
  • Rice Glue
  • Rice Cakes
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Rice Soy Milk
  • Red Yeast Rice
  • Rice based food products
For more good information on rice please click Here.

For this event all you have to do is prepare recipes out of Rice , may it be like Biryani, Pulao, Variety rice, Fried rice or you can also use the derivatives of rice like the rice batter, rice noodles, rice papers, cream of rice, puffed rice, flattened rice(rice flakes) . Use any kind of rice like long grain, short grain, Basmati rice, Brown rice, Rosemetta, Sona Masuri, Wild rice, Black rice. You can also make creamy desserts items like rice pudding, rice dumplings(modak in Hindi) and so on. Put your imaginations to work and get creative.

  1. Prepare a dish with "Rice" as the main ingredient, and post it on your blog in the month of August. The choice of recipe is not restricted to Indian cuisine. You can send in multiple entries too.
  2. Please send me an e-mail with your Name, a Picture of the dish, perma-link of The Recipe, and Name of your blog to Sharmikomal@gmail.com. Please use “JFI” to denote the subject matter.
  3. If you are a non-blogger, please send your recipe and picture with your e-mail.
  4. The deadline for this event is September 1, 2007. The round-up will be posted by September 3rd.
  5. Please feel free to use the Logo

I look forward to your creative contributions.

61 comments:

Roopa said...

wow i loved the logo Sharmi! great selection:)

Suganya said...

There couldn't be a more appropriate ingredient Sharmi. Many of us are having rice almost everyday, there should be many creative entries. Thank you for this choice.

Lakshmi said...

Logo is wonderfull and the theme is appropriate. I agree with Suganya's comment. You will have lots of creative entries.

Laavanya said...

Thanks Sharmi for hosting this. Good timing too since I just bought a pack of red rice and am thoroughly enjoying its flavor right now. Looking forward to some great recipes and a wonderful round-up. Wishing you the very best!

Priya said...

This one is going to be challenging and interesting Sharmi. Rice being a staple food I am sure everyone is going to try something hatke ..time to bring out the thinking cap :)

sra said...
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sra said...

Ah Sharmi, am not much of a rice person, let's see. Beautiful logo you've all made!

archana said...

Nice logo Sharmi :)Good choice for JFI :)

SMN said...

Hey sharmi.. loved the logo and a nice selection.. we call rice as Neivedya.

Srivalli said...

Very interesting Sharmi...I already have one...will send it across...

Srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Raaga said...

I have loads... I've posted so many rice dishes already... can they be included too?

Am itching to participate and itching even more to see the round up. I'll never have to worry about what to make for lunch. :-)

but do let me know if I can enter some of my existing dishes.

Sig said...

Wow, great theme Sharmi... have to think long and hard to come up with something special... :)

Jyothsna said...

Good choice of theme Sharmi! Good luck with the hosting!

Sia said...

cant wait to participate sharmi...beautiful choice:)

Vcuisine said...

Sharmi, how many entries you need? Lovely choice. Will try something new this time. Viji

Saju said...

Rice! Great Choice, it will be interesting to see the variations of cooking rice.
great logo too

Mandira said...

the logo is simply beautiful, but it is the punjabi thali that I'm drooling over. looks great :)

SeeC said...

Very innovative. Apt choice.

Asha said...

YAY!!! Sharmi,last week I was thinking I don't make many rice dishes at FH and here you are to help me out!!:))
I love it.Let's see what can I make.Hopefully,my surgery will be done soon,so I can get to normal.I love the Logo too:)

Priyanka said...

Thats a winner Sharmi.... I can imagine so dishes with rice in various forms... Thanks for hosting...

TBC said...

Hi Sharmi,
I came here to reply to your query & saw the pic of the paddy fields.It is soooooo beautiful & lush green.I cannot wait to see all the entries. We are big rice-eaters.All the best for hosting JFI.
Regarding the recipe, I used all purpose flour.

Richa said...

that's a nice choice, it is something we cook almost everyday :)

Latha said...

Good choice Sharmi, look forward to participating!
Cheers
Latha

Tee said...

great choice! I have so many things in mind...lets hope I can make at least some of them :)

Linda said...

Yay! Rice is an awesome Jihva choice, can't wait to play :)

Indira said...

Annam Parabrahmam!

The grain that sustains the lifeforce. What a great Jihva ingredient selection, Sharmi.

Thanks for hosting the Jihva event and I can't wait to participate.

Indira

Shivapriya said...

Lovely logo sharmi. You rock. I will try to participate but not sure. I have a busy schedule. Good Luck n happy hosting.

Suma Gandlur said...

Very appropriate choice, Sharmi. Probably, with out rice, most of the South Indians would go mad not knowing what to eat.
Lovely logo.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
That's an interesting choice for the event! hope to see lots of recipes!!!!!!

Vanamala said...

Thank sharmi. Good choice 'Rice' for JFI
nice logo..will try it something new

Pravs said...

Hey Sharmi, got to know through asha, that you are hosting JFI for sept and rice is the chosen ingredient.I just posted Tamarind rice recipe...would love to send that as an entry.
Good choice of ingredient sharmi. Nice logo and write up on rice.

swapna susarla said...

The logo is beautiful.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a great selection...
interesting....

Sharmi said...

Raaga, you can enter the existing ones but you will have to repost them on this month. I will be happy to receive them.

Sharmi said...

TBC, thanks for the reply. will surely try.

Dee said...

wow!!! I'd love to participate more than once, rice is my favorite ingredient

Coffee said...

Be ready with a rainfall of rice in your mailbox!! ;)

Dhana said...

ooh, fun fun! Look forward to seeing creative entries for this staple grain :)

WokandSpoon said...

Great logo! I really liked it! I'm sure there will be 100000 entries with great rice dishes!

Bharathy said...

Thatz a fine selection Sharmi..whata classsssic logo!!!!!

Sandeepa said...

Beautiful Logo and great selection Sharmi.
How is your son now ? Does it hurt or is he ok ?

Padma said...

Beautiful Logo and beautiful ingredient...All the best with hosting such a great event..best of luck

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Sharmi,

I have an existing post I'd like to use, do you mind if i 'repost' it for jfi?

Kanchana

Sharmi said...

Kanchana, ya you can repost it and send them to me for sure.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

those paddy fields are so soothing! wish i could participate too....but I' M OUT OF THE GAME , BEING A NON Food blogger!
But your round up would sure be exciting...looking forward to it!

Chandrika said...

Wow Sharmi! That is an awesome logo and a superb selection. Btw can more than 1 entry be sent in?

Kajal said...

Great logo.......I definitely contribute my one recipe my dear...Keep it up.:)

sunita said...

That is one very nice theme :)

Prajusha said...

sharmi,
thanks for hosting this month's JFI
Nice Logo.will try some variety dish and send it to u.

Sobila said...

hi sharmi....
u rock over the top,,
so much inspired by ur dedicative performance...

Jeena said...

Hey Sharmi I love your recent recipes they look fantastic :)

gems7882 said...

rice is a good choice...:) i have recntly started mine own blog and i wish u participate in ur JFI in the month of sept.. as the aug JFI is already done..:) lovly one...:)

Bhawna said...

I'm new in a blogger family. Thanks for the opportunity Sharmi

Kay said...

Aha!!!!! :) What a beautiful choice and an even more beautiful picture. I have something in mind.

Sharmi, I have a feeling that it's going to rain with rice-recipes this month. :)

Mansi Desai said...

hi Sharmi,

First time on your blog, and also to JFI!! sounds interesting, i'll try sending my recipe too, but more than that i wait to see those from the experts in this field!!

-Mansi
http://funnfud.blogspot.com

Palaq said...

I am a new blogger memeber, It's a nice way to meet new people. I have been surfing few blogs, and all of them are amazing !! What photos and what recipes!! ymmmmmm!

Thanx for hosting JFI. I will also participate.

Mona said...

hi Sharmi, Maybe my first time to your blog, and liked the event theme, Rice ! Ur recipes are ethnic and traditional. Great work !! I look forward to participate. I love events :-) Soon, you will fing my contribution in your inbox. See ya at the round up :-)

www.monaafzal.wordpress.com

Priya said...

Hi there..first timer to neivedyam..really like the concept of Jhiva...since it is too late for september..can u let me know the ingridient for the next month...happy cooking!!!

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Rekha A said...

Wow, Logo is very nice...Nice event...I will also try to participate...:)

harinder singh said...

Rice is lifeline of Indian Rurals.. Not only the actual rice is useful , but also the residual rice husks can be useful for producing energy Paddy Dehusker