Friday, October 7, 2011

Question of the Day #1,076

This might seem like an odd subject (Because most of the things we ponder here are so normal, right?) but I've been thinking a lot about rice.

I never make rice as a side dish for myself. In fact, the only time I eat it is in sushi or with Mexican or island food.

But the people I cook for are rice crazy. If I'm serving up steak and potatoes, they still want a batch of rice.

So, I'm wondering, what kind of role does rice play in your diet?



  1. We used to eat it all the time when I was growing up, but I wound up marrying a guy from a family that favors potatoes, so now I only make it once in awhile.

  2. My situation is the exact opposite of Ara's.

    I was raised on potatoes. My wife has 100 different recipes for rice and served it with everything. It was only a matter of time before we had rice with rice. (She did it as a joke.)

    I think everyone should read a book by someone named Rice every week.

  3. Coming from the Caribbean and having Puerto Rican relatives, rice is a main staple, eaten at least once a day, if not twice. It keeps a long time in a container where a potato won't. I eat rice at least once a week.

  4. I probably make rice as often as I make potatoes...but not together. My family loves cheesy rice with broccoli.

    My favorite breakfast (or lunch) is leftover cold brown rice with raisins, walnuts, chopped apple, fat-free vanilla yogurt and cinammon.

  5. Each week we balance out what I call our starches: potatoes, pasta, rice, and bread. We eat rice usually once maybe twice a week, either as a side, or in soup. And definitely once in a while when we eat it at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant.

  6. A day late, but I have to chime in. I love rice, particularly brown rice. I can eat it plain with butter or embellished with stir fry veges or slivers of meat. My daughter loves omlettes of rice, feta and spinach.
    But I alternate with days of baked potato or penne but never together. I don't stray too far from my favorite starches. :D

  7. Rice is cheap, I eat it all the time! It is filling too! I eat a serving a day, probably. I will make it twice a week and just put in the fridge to warm up for the next few days. If you are looking for a good rice recipe, check out the ones on my blog! Here is my favourite: :)

  8. I don't eat it anymore since going low-carb. I did have a little recently when we had Chinese, but for the most part I don't eat it regularly. (Love it though)


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