Rice and Shine

It’s a popular dish found all over the world, but every cook imbues it with a unique character. Two of the innumerable ways to prepare rice.

Sometimes you travel to a place where you’ve never been before. You are alone and night is falling. You stand on the main street and turn here and there, seeking an inn or an eatery where you can go and satisfy your hunger. You cross the street and sit at a table, and suddenly you once again have a place in the world and are ready to order your meal.

You count your money and ask for what’s cooking in...