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The Pantry Staple That Can Help
Fix Super
Spicy Dishes
By Maria Aguirre
Nothing creates more desperation in the kitchen than a dish that comes out wrong, like something that is spicier than it should be. Luckily, there is a way to fix a spicy dish with ingredients you may already have in your pantry, and you don’t have to alter or manipulate the dish to do it.
According to My Food Book, carbs and starchy foods like bread, pasta, rice, and quinoa can save your dish, since the carbs’ starchiness helps to temper and dilute the spice. These foods also help control the levels of spiciness you can handle; for example, a slice of bread slathered with melted butter provides casein, the milk protein that helps ease the heat from your dish.
Kitchen Ambition suggests serving a spicy Asian dish with noodles, or chili over a baked potato, and of course, rice will absorb the heat of almost any meal, as well as adding carbs and making you feel satisfied. A spicy Chicken Tikka Masala is not the same without a piece of classic naan bread and basmati rice, and now you know why.