Rice is a staple food in Vietnam. Many types of rice noodles are eaten throughout the day, whether it’s in pho – a rice noodle soup – in stir-fry with coconut milk and vegetables, or with grilled pork. Rice is also made into rice paper and used to make salad rolls. Rice is grown all over Vietnam, particularly in the Mekong Delta in the south, which can grow enough rice to feed the entire Vietnamese population of 87 million people, with plenty of leftovers. Rice appears at breakfast, lunch, dinner, in snacks and in many desserts and puddings. Some examples include rice noodles, rice paper rolls, sticky rice, steamed rice, rice porridge, fried rice, puffed rice snacks and rice wine.

Rice in Vietnamese Cuisine


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