If not rice, then what?

@SaintAnne (5453)
United States
August 27, 2008 1:53pm CST
Hi, my name is ----- and I'm addicted to rice. I crave, need and eat rice almost everyday. I eat ramen with rice, I eat Thanksgiving turkey with rice with a little bit of gravy poured in, I almost always eat rice in the morning, and I still could eat rice in the evening. I would rather eat steak with rice (fried or plain). If there's not much rice left in the bowl for two, Boyfriend knows better and would always let me have the rest. I don't feel bad for him because he would rather have mashed/baked potato instead. Boyfriend and I both point to our cultures for this difference in "taste". If rice is my staple food as a Filipino (even after migrating to the US), what's yours wherever you are?
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
28 Aug 08
I am a total rice person. Just cannot do without it! Even though I do not like brown rice much I am trying to switch to it for health reasons. In India we have variety of rice with variety of rice recipes. So its rice all the way!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I used to not like brown rice at all. But I got older and tried it again and I'm enjoying it but not as much as my ever reliable white rice.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
28 Aug 08
Brown rice is crude and doesn't taste that good. But when I remember the health benefits, I don't hesitate.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Hey, what you just said could work as a slogan for a brown rice company.
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
haha i'm just like you! rice is our staple food. i love rice, especially fried rice with garlic (i just had it for dinner). when i was younger i would consume around 2 plates a meal and i even ate is with pasta and noodles (yeah weird i know hehehe i got this from my dad), but i gradually cut back until i started dieting and stopped eating rice. you know, before i dieted i thought i would die if i didn't get to eat rice, but i guess i was just so determined to lose weight that i sort of just stopped "cold turkey". i ate 1 piece of wheat bread in place of rice with breakfast and with lunch. i'm not big on snacks, so with rice, i don't get hungry until dinnertime. with bread however (and i guess since i only ate 1 piece and not 2) by around mid-afternoon, my stomach would be growling. actually, i don't really like wheat bread, especially the type we buy, but we don't buy white bread :( so i just endure wheat bread. my mom didn't approve of my dieting and so now i'm required to eat at least a half cup of rice with every meal. i recently switched to red rice, because my dad needs it to help lower cholesterol, but it's sooo course, i can't imagine how course brown or even black rice is.
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• Philippines
1 Sep 08
hahaha i just realized i spelled "coarse" as "course"... correction! lol, if there is one thing mylot can improve on, it's adding an edit button for posts... although i think that would really screw up the paying equivalents.... oh well... (on to my real comment) actually i'm not exactly sure if red rice is any different from brown rice... my parents call it red rice, and i just followed suit... i must say though that the color is more red than brown, so red rice would be just appropriate! ahaha
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
1 Sep 08
We misspell words once in a while, don't worry about it. At first, when you said red rice I thought about Spanish rice, white rice with ketchup and other yummy stuff in it too. :)
@ashar123 (2359)
• India
2 Sep 08
Well I live in Pakistan and the world's best rice are produced here in Pakistan and India. In market near you try for the rice called "Basmati Rice". They are very famous and long rice which you will love more. I think you didn't eat such rice like Basmati Rice. I am also fond of rice but not as much as you are.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Hello Ashar. Thanks for responding. I guess a lot of us would differ in our opinion as to who and where the best rice is produced. I have had Basmati rice and of course, I enjoyed it too.
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 08
Hi I am from Malaysia and rice is also the staple food in my country. I eat rice everyday. My husband and I both work from home so I will cook rice with dishes and we would eat it for lunch. We are both rice eaters and we love to eat rice. That's why we gotta limit ourselves to eating rice only during the day lunch time. If we eat rice for dinner also then we would gain weight. So for dinner we would have wheat biscuits fiber meal with milk that's all. Unless for special occasions like family dinners, family celebrations and the dinner consist of rice with dishes then we would eat. If we are on our own then its rice for lunch only.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Yeay, go team rice! I wish I had your self-control. I still do eat rice for dinner, especially if we have some kind of meat. Thanks eagle_f15 for sharing.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I love beans and I do crave them. I also enjoy white rice
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Boyfriend loves beans - refried, barbecue, pinto, garbanzo, kidney beans... I just had him enumerate them at the top of his head. Pork and Beans on white rice, good combo.
@chirantani (1382)
• India
28 Aug 08
In my country the most appropriate alternative of rice is chapattis or roti's made out of flour.They are also good weight losers.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Oh yum yum!
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
27 Aug 08
Well, now we are on the same page! Hubby and I both love rice, too, and I put ramen in mine, too, and rice in the turkey stuffing, and rice pudding, and the list goes on. Usually I mix the brown and white rice half and half, because 100% brown rice is overwhelming, even though it is more nutritious. I came from a meat and potatoes culture, and yes, I love potatoes, but the first time I ever had rice I fell in absolute love with it and must have it frequently. The time of day makes no difference, either, if I am hungry, I can always eat rice.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I guess ramen on rice is one of my comfort foods. I have brown rice now and then. I have it on stock in case we run out of white rice and that is definitely a no-no in this house.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I live in the US, and I would have potato than rice. I do not like plain rice with butter. I MUST have rice drowned in gravy, in order to eat it, or any kind of flavoring. Now, my husband on the other hand is like you, only he wouldn't eat rice in the morning. I have to fix everything he eats with rice, he will eat steak and rice, chicken and rice, but he will not eat doctored up rice like I like it.
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
27 Aug 08
Your post reminded me that when I was younger, I used to mix margarine with rice. Those were the days. But now I mix my plain rice with store-bought fried minced garlic. I just tossed them in there and voila! So is it safe to say it's easy to bribe him with rice?