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Pongal rice, a porridge dish unique to Tamil cuisine and traditionally prepared for the harvest festival. (Photo by Chris Quintana) “Pongal is a harvest festival widely celebrated by farmers in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka to give thanks to the sun god for the abundant harvest,” Naseema Banu says.Naseema...

(Photo: IRRI) In honor of the 50th anniversary of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), which is based in the Philippines, the Philippine Postal...

The author (center) with two symposium staff clad in kimonos. (Photo: Furya Takashi) Maybe I was hallucinating but I thought I saw a pair of socks among...

Mysterious crop circles of incredible complexity that appear overnight, or a baseball park as in the 1989 film Field of dreams—who knows what you might...

Hainanese chicken rice. (Photo: IRRI) Serves 4–6 Time: 1½ hours, plus resting A classic Singaporean/Malay dish developed by immigrants from the southern...

Risotto is a traditional Italian rice dish. This recipe serves 4 as an appetizer. (Photo: Jose Raymond Panaligan) Preparation Heat olive oil in a large...

(Photo: IRRI) My American husband certainly is not alone as a foreigner with a keen interest in the Ifugao and our rice terraces. My people have been the...