This just in from our Bangkok correspondent, Allan Dresner: kao neow–grilled sticky rice and egg cakes. Dip rice in spiced beaten egg, then grill over a screaming hot charcoal fire. “The egg feels like an omelette around the rice,” says Drez. Below are three other great grilled rice dishes from around the world:
1) Japan: onigiri–triangular cakes of grilled sticky rice often stuffed with sausage or beans
2) Laos: rice “pops” with chili sauce; see the recipe on page 565 of Planet Barbecue
3) Spain: paella–yes, it’s traditionally cooked over a wood fire
Do you know of others?