Strawberry Rice With European Rice

Strawberry Rice With European Rice. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a guest post from Chef Homam Ayaso, aka @Homamino. Chef Homam Ayaso, aka @Homaminoi, will share a recipe for Strawberry Rice With European Rice with us. Strawberry Pilaf, also known as Strawberry Rice, is a unique and colourful dish that is delicious and easy to prepare – making it perfect for special occasions. European Rice, cultivated in Greece and other European countries since the 1950s, is a high-quality rice with two varieties: Indica Rice (long grain) and Japonica Rice (medium grain). European Rice is a great nutrition source, rich in B vitamins such as Niacin, Thiamine, Riboflavin, and Selenium. Additionally, the EU is self-sufficient and a net exporter of Japonica rice.

Strawberry Rice With European Rice

Strawberry Pilaf or Strawberry Rice is an unusual, fresh and colourful recipe. It’s delicious, slightly different, and easy to make – perfect for a special occasion.

Chef Homam Ayaso (aka @Homamino) is on a journey to create six bespoke recipes using premium European Rice in his new series ‘Everything Rice’, and here is one to tickle the taste buds.

Prep Time: 15 Min

Cook Time: 20 Min

Servings: 4


  • Two shallot onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 litre of vegetable broth
  • 100ml (1/2 cup) of white wine
  • 350g (1 3/4 cup) of premium quality European Rice
  • 350g (1 1/2 cup) of strawberries
  • 40g of unsalted butter
  • 50g (1/2 cup) grated Parmigiano cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • Roasted hazelnut to garnish


  1. First prepare a vegetable stock, if you don’t already have it. Vegetable stock should not be too aromatic. Carrot, celery and a small onion in 1.5 litres of lightly salted water is enough. Boil for at least 40 minutes. You are going to use the broth to simmer the risotto, letting the Rice absorb it little by little.
  2. Meanwhile, wash the strawberries, then dry them well. Remove the green tuft and cut them into small pieces. Keep a few whole strawberries for the final decoration.
  3. Chop the onion and garlic, then sauté over medium heat in a pan with 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Add the Rice and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the grains are slightly glassy.
  4. Then, stir the white wine and let it evaporate over high heat. Then, add hot vegetable stock with a spoon. At first, there will be a sizzle as part of the stock evaporates in contact with the hot pan. Immediately add another ladle of stock. During cooking, the Rice must always be covered with stock; in this way, it releases the starches, and the grain does not break.
  5. Halfway through cooking, after about 8 minutes, add half of the chopped strawberries, stirring constantly. The strawberries will become creamy and give the Rice its characteristic colour.
  6. When the Rice is cooked, after another 8-10 minutes, turn off the heat. Add grated Parmigiano cheese and butter. Stir to combine and finish by decorating with the remaining strawberries and roasted hazelnut.

I hope you enjoyed that.

Talk soon.


European Rice is high-quality rice grown in Greece and other European countries since the 1950s. There are two varieties: Indica Rice (prolonged rain) and Japonica Rice (medium grain). European Rice has a high nutritional value and is rich in B vitamins such as Niacin, Thiamine, Riboflavin and Selenium. The EU is both self-sufficient and a net exporter of Japonica rice. All European Rice complies with the Integrated Quality Management System for the Agricultural Production of Rice, based on good agricultural practices that respect the environment, protect the producer-grower’s health, and offer a healthy and safe product for consumers. For more information see:



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  • Laura Levitan

    It’s interesting I’ve never heard of European rice but it makes sense that there would be a particular variety grown there. I love the ingredients of this recipe and can’t wait to try strawberry rice. It sounds yummy. And I learned something new today about cooking with European rice!

  • barbie ritzman

    Strawberry Rice With European Rice sounds really yummy. At first, I thought it was going to be a dessert, but it turned out to be a main dish. I’ve never had strawberries like this before, but I’m definitely going to try this recipe.

  • Cinny

    I was wondering if there truly were strawberries in strawberry rice. That’s kind of neat and I’ve never tried it before but totally willing to.

  • jill

    This looks wonderful. I love rice, especailly rice pudding, which to be honest this kind of reminds me of that. I was just reading that there is a place in New York City that only sells rice puddings, and it sounded so good and kind of looked like this.

    My only experiences with rice in Europe have been Risotto and Paella, both of which are delicious, but this sounds equally amazing.

  • Kimberley Asante

    Your recipe for strawberry rice made with European rice is such a unique and refreshing twist! The vibrant color and sweet flavor of strawberries combined with the fluffy texture of European rice create a delightful dish that’s perfect for any occasion. I love how you’ve infused the rice with the natural sweetness of strawberries, making it both delicious and nutritious. It’s always inspiring to see creative and innovative recipes like this one that showcase the versatility of different ingredients. Thank you for sharing your culinary creativity with us!

  • Ben

    I’ve never had rice quite like this before. It has a delicious sweet, savory, and tart flavor that I was not expecting. I really like it!

  • Stephanie

    Yum! I would never have thought to combine strawberries and rice – but this dish looks and sounds so delicious its a must-try! I can imagine how all these flavors will work well together.

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