Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Most days, I will find time to look at Corey's blog. Not only for his entries, but I'll often check out the links on his page as well. A few days back I went to a link on his blog showcase for villageidiotsavant and read an interesting entry about the blogger's thoughts on rice. I've tried to go back and re-read it before writing this, but I can't locate his archives.
It inspired me to put down some of my thoughts and experiences on the same subject.
Before marrying a Filipina, I was considered, by some of my friends, as someone who ate a good deal of rice. I guess from an American's perspective that was true.......I think I may have averaged about 2 lbs a year. But,now all that's changed. Now I have to drive out of town on a regular basis to go to an asian market where I can buy jasmine rice in 25lb bags.
Most days I will bring lunch from home when I go to work and usually rice is in the dish. I've been asked by co-workers if I eat it every day. I tell most that I'm doing good if I can limit it to only one meal a day.At one time I would have thought it unnecessary to have a rice cooker. I don't feel that way any more. We couldn't survive in our home without one.
Of course, eating rice everyday is more enjoyable when it's good jasmine rice and not the old Uncle Ben's or Mahatma we Americans are used to. The smell of good rice cooking is a joy.
Being a Southern boy I was used to eating fried chicken with my fingers. It never dawned on me that you could eat cooked rice with your fingers too. I've learned from my wife and our Filipina friends that eating fish and rice with your fingers is the way to go.
Our son is old enough now to eat solid food and he enjoys his baby food much more if it's mixed with rice. He takes after his mama.

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