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Ostomy Memories of Rice

Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:11 am
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RICE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE FOODS.  White rice, jasmine rice, yellow rice, Rice A Roni.  “Rice is great,” said Mitch Hedberg, “if you’re hungry and want 2,000 of something.”  Then there’s Spanish rice, fried rice, herbed rice, Indian rice.  The only rice I don’t like is brown rice which, as it turns out, is whole grain and more nutritious than white rice, but that’s the way it goes.  Rice, of course, is a staple on Asian tables.  The closest I’ve gotten to Asia is the Chinese restaurant nearby and the sushi display in the supermarket.  I find it amusing that Americans try to eat Chinese food with chopsticks instead of a fork.  Does it make it taste better?  Is it a more authentic experience?  The best part is attempting to eat rice with chopsticks.  You might as well use a fork on egg drop soup.   Rice is good with chicken, of course, and with fish.  When it comes to beef, however, I prefer potatoes.  But rice has uses beyond being just food.  I’ve seen it employed by artists and craftsmen in various ways.  Do they still throw rice at weddings?  As Henny Youngman cracked:  “She’s been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.”

Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:38 am

I love rice too. I especially like home made fried rice. I'm sure what I make is a Canadian version but it is yummy. 😋

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Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:52 am

With rice, I prefer a spoon instead of chopsticks, and that is generally it’s done over there, as far as I know, coz like you say, rice + chopsticks = frustration. However, when I have a bowl of noodles I deffo prefer chopsticks, once you get the hang of using chopsticks I find it’s actually easier (at least for the noodles it is). Also, when my mum and I were cooking for yesterday evening’s dinner a slice of carrot escaped and got stuck down the crack of the oven door. It was me using chopsticks that rescued the poor bugger! 🥢 🥢 I won’t deny that I was very smug when I successfully rescued the humble carrot with a pair of chopsticks 😂 (my mum hasn’t ever got the hang of using chopsticks, and if we go to a South East Asian restaurant she’ll always ask for a knife and fork). 

Fri Jun 03, 2022 5:29 am


Meadow Snow wrote:

With rice, I prefer a spoon instead of chopsticks, and that is generally it’s done over there, as far as I know, coz like you say, rice + chopsticks = frustration. However, when I have a bowl of ...

That is a very good skill to have. 😄

Fri Jun 03, 2022 6:24 am


SallyK wrote:

That is a very good skill to have. 😄

I got my dad to teach me how to use them prior to my holiday to Japan. But the best way to get comfortable with them is to just visit somewhere like China/Japan/South Korea - you either use the chopsticks or you go hungry!

Fri Jun 03, 2022 6:31 am


Meadow Snow wrote:

I got my dad to teach me how to use them prior to my holiday to Japan. But the best way to get comfortable with them is to just visit somewhere like China/Japan/South Korea - you either use the cho...

LOL I would probably go hungry. 😄

Fri Jun 03, 2022 6:44 am


SallyK wrote:

LOL I would probably go hungry. 😄

I’m getting hungry for a nice bowl of sticky rice now … only problem is we don’t have any sticky rice in the house 🍚 

Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:16 am


Meadow Snow wrote:

I’m getting hungry for a nice bowl of sticky rice now … only problem is we don’t have any sticky rice in the house 🍚 

Off to the market you go! 🥳

Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:44 am


SallyK wrote:

Off to the market you go! 🥳

🚶🏻‍♀️ 🛒🚶🏻‍♀️🏡 🍚 😋

Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:58 pm

I love rice too, but only eat brown rice.  I'm so used to it now, that I don't even like white rice anymore.  We even order our sushi with brown rice as most sushi places now have that.  As far as chopsticks go, the only thing I use them for is sushi.  They really work much better than trying to pick up a piece with a fork.  I am impressed watching some Asian people eating a bowl of rice with chopsticks, so fast and efficient.  I might starve if I had to eat everything with them.

Terry

Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:26 pm


delgrl525 wrote:

I love rice too, but only eat brown rice.  I'm so used to it now, that I don't even like white rice anymore.  We even order our sushi with brown rice as most sushi places now have that.  As far ...

I eat sushi with my fingers, like bacon or pizza.

Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:42 pm

I like rice with my milk gravy (sawmill gravy) over it ,also like it with just butter.

Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:12 pm

I like the fried rice at Panda Express. 🤷‍♂️😁

Sat Jun 04, 2022 1:55 am

The rice should be the "Sticky Rice "  type for using chopsticks , it sticks together so easy to eat with chopsticks . In Cal the trick is to wrap a rubber band around the blunt end , holding the sticks together at the thick end ( obviously !!!) .  It's great for learning to use them . I got pretty handy using them .

   In Ireland you order your  Chinese food and they ask " ...you want Fries with that !!!  French Fries and rice together is a common combination !! I know ... Weird !   ☘

Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:22 am

Kitty's Son eats Panda express almost exclusively ...I's pretty good if they have a lot of traffic . .food is not sitting there for ages..☘

Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:23 am


lovely wrote:

I like rice with my milk gravy (sawmill gravy) over it ,also like it with just butter.

Never heard of Milk Gravy Lovely ? ☘ Magoo 

Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:24 am


Mayoman wrote:

Never heard of Milk Gravy Lovely ? ☘ Magoo 

It's very Southern (USA) made of shortening, flour, milk, pepper. That's the only time I ever had it was when I lived down south. 😋

🍁❤️

Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:56 pm


HenryM wrote:

I eat sushi with my fingers, like bacon or pizza.

That could get a little messy when dipping into the soya sauce/wasabi mix!  I can't eat my sushi without it, and I always have to ask for 'extra' wasabi!

Sat Jun 04, 2022 3:04 pm


delgrl525 wrote:

That could get a little messy when dipping into the soya sauce/wasabi mix!  I can't eat my sushi without it, and I always have to ask for 'extra' wasabi!

Wasabi is way too hot for me, and rather than dipping my sushi into soya sauce, I sprinkle a few drops onto it.  In fact, that's what I had for lunch today.

Sat Jun 04, 2022 3:37 pm


HenryM wrote:

Wasabi is way too hot for me, and rather than dipping my sushi into soya sauce, I sprinkle a few drops onto it.  In fact, that's what I had for lunch today.

Wuss!!  Kidding!

Sat Jun 04, 2022 4:44 pm


SallyK wrote:

It's very Southern (USA) made of shortening, flour, milk, pepper. That's the only time I ever had it was when I lived down south. 😋

🍁❤️

Interesting !!  ☘

Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:32 pm


Mayoman wrote:

Never heard of Milk Gravy Lovely ? ☘ Magoo 

I usually use the drippings from meat like cube steak, pork chops and such. Then you add flour, salt, and pepper and let it get kinda brown this makes a rue. I use can evaporated milk mixed with some water. You can use regular milk without the water. Add the milk to the rue and stir constantly until it gets as thick as you want, it does thicken  a little more when you pour it up. If it gets too thick you can stir in some more water. It is so good over rice and I like to take a homemade biscuit break it open and pour the gravy over it. Some use butter or oil if they are not frying anything, but the dripping from meat gives it a better flavor.

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