do you like rice?

Philippines
May 16, 2007 1:20am CST
in the country which im living in, which is the Philippines, people's meals always consist of rice. it has been in our culture to have rice as the main ingredient of our meal. pork, beef, chicken or fish are then eaten together with rice as a viand. growing up in a rice-eating country definitely made me a big fan of rice. for me, no meal is complete without rice. some of my friends who are trying to lose weight are avoiding rice since it has a lot of carbohydrates. they try to substitute rice with bread or corn or biscuits. but for me, no food can substitute rice. :P what about you? do you like rice? or do you prefer having rice-less meals?
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@piyush31 (273)
• India
26 May 07
I live in India.Rice is one of the major grain produced here and is a major part of food.I like rice very much.A dish named "biryaani" is made in India,which is made of rice.I am crazy about this dish. Having rice meal is very common in India. Thanks
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• Philippines
26 May 07
hello there my friend. :) thanks for answering again in one of my discussions. :) well, there are a lot of indian restaurants in our country and i happen to like the biryaani rice. :) thanks too! :)
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@piyush31 (273)
• India
27 May 07
Hey man.... you are eating the dish of my country at your place but didn't invite me to taste your country's food.This is not fare.Am I right?
• Philippines
28 May 07
oh my, well, im sorry about that. well, you should also try our rice dishes, especially our fried rice. :) its called "Sinangag" and it is really very yummy because it is fried with butter, garlic and some eggs. :)
@aweins (4203)
• India
27 May 07
Yes i love rice. I am an asian and i think my plate is incomplete without rice in it.my mom makes it in many many different ways and i have also learnt some from her. the regular is steam boiled but they are not sticky. if i boil i make them sicky. i think she removes the water in it when the first boil comes. them she adds some lemon juice to it. she makes fried rice, vegetable rice, veg biryani, dessert of rice with combination of milk and dry fruits. she is having so many recipes of it. we are vegetarians so our's is all veg combo with rice.
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• Philippines
27 May 07
hello there, fellow asian. :) well, i just feel the same way as you. :) a meal is not complete without rice. :) it just seems that we have grown accustomed to it because ever since we were kids, we have already been trained by our parents to eat rice. :) well, what can i say? we love rice! :) lolz. :)
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@aweins (4203)
• India
27 May 07
Hi friend, i fully agree with you. our parents have made our habbit like this. but i think it is good because i dont have the habbit of eating junk out. atleast this is quite a good habbit as compared to eating out.
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• Philippines
28 May 07
yes, i do agree with you. its a good thing that our parents made us accustomed to rice because it is a healthy habit to be able to eat rice everyday because it is one of the sources of energy, to keep us going through the day. :)
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
16 May 07
hi i am also from the philippines and i love rice i know nothing else that could satisfy my hunger but only rice. Lately i have been trying to lessen my consumption of rice coz im bit on the heavy side and im trying to diet(sort of). But then i am trying to put excitement to rice and im experimenting on different ways on how to cook rice. Any suggestions there? aside from the usual/traditional ways of cooking rice.
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• Philippines
17 May 07
i dont have anything to suggest to you, sorry. there are only two ways which i know how to cook rice and it is by steaming and by frying it.
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
17 May 07
how about "lugaw","champurado" and "arrozcaldo"?do you eat them too?i make them sometimes for my daughter.
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• Philippines
18 May 07
oh, you're right! i forgot about champorada and lugaw and arroz caldo! :) hehe, thanks for reminding, i seemed to forget that they too, are made of rice. question: is suman made of rice? arent there a lot of kakanins which are made of rice too? :)
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• United States
19 May 07
yes, pinoy ako. even if we are here in America already a meal isn't complete if we don't have rice. we can survive already having bread or muffins and egg with milk for breakfast but we always bring rice with any viand for lunch packs and as well as for dinner we still have rice.
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• Philippines
21 May 07
oh, thats nice to hear. how many years have you been staying in america? do americans give importance to rice? or do they just prefer bread and corn?
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@piyush31 (273)
• India
28 May 07
its nice to know that rice is a major food in America too.
@h_gaurd9 (988)
• United States
26 May 07
I like to eat rice. I used to eat rice every day. Rice is delicious! Whenever I eat rice it usually consists of some meat, chicken, or stew. I think every culture eats rice because it's known world wide. Rice gives you those carbohydrates that people need for energy. I think it's good to eat rice.
• Philippines
26 May 07
hello there fellow rice eater and lover. lolz. :) me too, whenever i eat rice, it does consist of some kind of viand, no matter what it is, whether its chicken, pork or fish. :) lolz. :)
@timou87 (1642)
• Singapore
19 May 07
here in asia, rice is the staple food for msot meals. asia enjoys a diverse variety of rice types, such as thai rice, filipino rice, japanese rice etc. these rice types are different in the sense that not only are they grown in different countries (of course) but they are different in grain size, texture and taste. japanese rice for example, is the only suitable rice for making sushi.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
28 May 07
OK, here we go again with the coincidences... I LOVE rice! And here in Brazil we eat rice every single day. We only don't have it when there's any type of Italian food, or something. Let's be true, lasagna with rice is not a very good combination anyway! But usually I have rice and beans everyday, and it's a very common Brazilian combination.
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• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there laridbz. :) my "coincidental" friend. haha! :) yes, i agree, lasagna with rice is not really a good combination. lolz. :) rice and beans sounds good though. what kind of beans? black beans? :)
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
28 May 07
Brazilians love beans. We have pretty much all types around. Usually people from Rio de Janeiro eat black beans almost everyday. Here in São Paulo, we eat more that brown one, you know? In the north people have a kinda white-ish type.
• Philippines
29 May 07
ooh, brzilian beans. hmm, they must taste great, huh? i think the only beans that i have tasted in my whole life are black beans and jelly beans. jelly beans doesnt count as a viand though. lolz. :)
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
17 May 07
Rice is always there in my meal! Not because I like but I need it.
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• Philippines
18 May 07
ows? why do you need it? did your doctor advice you to eat rice every day? or is it just your decision that you need it? well, come to think of it, rice is a very good source of energy.
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@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
18 May 07
I mean, it is the part of my regular meal. Nobody's advicing me.
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• Philippines
19 May 07
oh, i see. :) well, bon appetite! :)
@miaolin (397)
• China
28 May 07
Before my 13 years old,the meal that my family cooked always consist of flour,because I lived in a small town of the north china.From my 13 years old till now,the meal consist of rice,because I am living in the south of china and rice is the main ingredient of meal.As to me,I couldn't say that I like rice very much.I think it's equal to flour.I much prefer to the snack what are made of flour or rice.So there isn't much difference between rice and flour to me when they are considered as the main ingredient of meal.
• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there, friend from north china. :) oh really? i dont think rice tastes the same as flour. well, that's only my opinion. lolz. :) so, what is your favorite food to eat, my friend?
@youless (91098)
• Guangzhou, China
27 May 07
I am from China and rice is our main food. We eat rice won't be less than you:) Usually we will have some dishes with a bowl of rice. We seldom will fry the rice with other foods. But I like fry rice with various vegetable and meats.
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• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there, friend from china. :) you know, i have chinese blood because my mom is a half-chinese, too. :) anyway, back to the discussion, i agree with you. we usually eat rice with various veggies and some meats. rice is really delicious to eat, dont you agree? :)
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
27 May 07
curry chiocken rice - I like to eat curry chicken rice
Hellok,lara_gtr34,I like to eat rice,I think it makes me healthy to eat more rice,i will always have energy when i consume enough rice,I am not sure whether it will cause me weight problem. I prefer to have more rice as it can make me full. I like to eat curry chicken rice,I make it by myself.I will first make the curry sauce using the curry powder,i will add some peanut butter,then i will boil the chicken drumsticks for 20 minutes or so,and then i will served them with rice.It is yummy.:)
• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there. :) same here, it seems that when i eat rice, i am more energized compared to days when i dont eat rice. :P lolz. wow, chicken curry. maybe i will try to cook some curry too. i will surprise my family. :) thanks for the idea. :)
@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
27 May 07
Yes i love rice, it's a part of my regular diet. If in a day i did not eat rice, i feel weak and seems my meal is incomplete. Even after eating pasta, my stomach seek for the rice, and even without viand soysauce could do to have it taste better.
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• Philippines
28 May 07
hello there. :) we are really the same, you see, i have tried losing weight before by eliminating rice in my diet and you know what? i became too weak and too dizzy to function properly so i stopped doing that. lolz. :)
@ashar123 (2359)
• India
27 May 07
I am from Pakistan and the meals here also contain rice as main ingredient. As we put many things while preparing rice like beef, mutton, chicken, peas, pulses. Pork is not eaten in Pakistan as muslims don't eat pork. In my opinion I love rice and love eating it.
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• Philippines
27 May 07
well, hello there my friend from pakistan. :) well, rice goes well with anything aside from pork so i bet you have a lot of yummy dishes with rice there in pakistan. :) yum yum yum!
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@mean_queen (1713)
• Malaysia
26 May 07
I love rice! As a Malaysian, we too must have rice.. it's our staple food. I also tried to avoid rice when I was dieting but it's too hard! Rice is too good to avoid! hehe.. I love rice alot!
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• Philippines
26 May 07
hey there fellow asian! :) well, i guess its really obvious that rice plays a big part in the meals of a lot of asian people. :) well, who can argue? ice is really delicious. lolz. :)
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@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
17 May 07
Hi there! I am from the Philippines too and rice is a regular part of our meal. I love rice that's why I am having a hard time getting it off my meals. I think it's not that healthy and I am trying to have my rice intake limited to once per day.
• Philippines
18 May 07
hello fellow filipino. kamusta? lolz. i can see why we're so hooked with rice. its been the traditional dish and our meals dont seem to be complete without it. dont worry, rice is healthy. :)
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@micamyx (916)
• Philippines
16 May 07
I am from the Philippines too! I am a rice person and it seems like my meal is not complete if i would be eating the viand alone.
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• Philippines
17 May 07
its good to find a fellow Filipino here! rice rules! hehe, seems like we cant enjoy a meal if its not without rice.
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• Philippines
20 May 07
i like rice before and we used the brown ones. but now i only eat rice at lunch time ..rice makes me fat -_-
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@Eudiso (30)
• United States
16 May 07
I know you feel hehe. No meal for me is complete without rice. Rice is almost like half the meal for me, and without it I don't feel "busog" ^_^
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
16 May 07
I love rice. Black beans and rice is my very favorite way to eat it. We have rice about three times a week. Either as a side dish or as part of the main meal.
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@Eudiso (30)
• United States
16 May 07
I know how you feel hehe. No meal for me is complete without rice. Rice is almost like half the meal for me, and without it I don't feel "busog" ^_^
@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
17 May 07
Ganun? Same to me too!
• Philippines
18 May 07
same here! i really cant live without rice. no meal is complete without rice. that's tatak pinoy! :) hehe!
• Philippines
19 May 07
hi there fellow filipinos what ever u eat without rice seems its not a complete meal it just a snack for us heheheh love rice specially the champorado,steam,hmmm ilove also brown rice unpolish ive heerd its fast to digest...^_^
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