A very special masterclass on European Greek Rice took place on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the excellent venue Miele Hellas, in Psychiko in Athens. In the framework of the European program entitled “Information provision and promotion measures on the sustainable aspect of rice production in Greece and Spain-EURICE” with the distinctive title EU RICE, which is implemented by the Agricultural Partnership of Thessaloniki (EASTH) and the Rice Regulatory Authority (PDO Valencia Consejo Regulador de la DOP Arroz de Valencia).
The Rice Ambassador of the program in Greece, Dina Nikolaou, presented the peculiarities of Greek mid-sperm rice through the creation of three unique recipes, risotto with carolina rice and bird livers, mushrooms stuffed with glazed rice and bowls, cake with glazed rice and apple.
The event presented the contribution of rice cultivation in the conservation of wetlands, the utilization of abundant water resources, the preservation of soil sustainability and in general in the ecological balance, but also in the socio-economic development of its cultivation and production areas. The guests, professional chefs, taste journalists, publishers and foodbloggers were informed about the rice produced in Europe, a product of high nutritional value, rich in nutrients and safe, as it is cultivated in compliance with the strict European Regulations for agricultural production. Finally, they enjoyed the creations of Ms. Nikolaou and the hospitable team of Miele Hellas.
The event was organized by NOVACERT, as the executive body of the program.