"Can you Manage not to Eat Rice within the Whole Day"

@iyah10 (4116)
Kuwait
September 13, 2008 5:37am CST
I know it sound so silly but I want to know from all of you Guys if you can manage not to eat a rice within a whole entire Day for I am doing such especially when I am alone and got so lazy to do a household chores in the kitchen and I did not even eat a Rice in the whole day aside from eating only food that are all in an instant way of cooking like Macaroni and Cheese or either I will my own Club Sandwich... what about you friend here in Mylot, Can you Manage not to eat a Rice in the Whole entire Day..,.and if u do what are the food u usually eat for substitute..../////??????
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@shamzy18 (2319)
13 Sep 08
Yep my family eat rice everyday all the time. But me i can go for weeks without rice. i dont like it much.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
14 Sep 08
Have you tried all the varieties? They are very different, you know? Try wild rice (very good with broccoli & cheese, btw). Try some very crispy-cooked Iranian rice! (Children there consider it a treat, I'm told). There's one variety I don't know the name for, but the Chinese use it a lot. It's light, fluffy, & sort of nutty in flavor. And there're many others! I must confess I haven't found brown rice all that tasty, but it COULD be merely that I haven't had it properly prepared. I'm still able to eat it, & eventually I'll find a real chef who knows for CERTAIN how to cook it rightly, so maybe then I'll like it. Or not. /o) Maggiepie
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
14 Sep 08
Forgot to add, there IS ONE "variety" of rice I will NOT eat. It's so-called "instant" rice. That crud is, I swear, made out of something inedible. (Styrofoam?) Not only is it almost entirely lacking in nutrition & flavor, it's not really even INSTANT! you still have to cook it. I'd rather eat a package of ramen soup which takes just as long, with some chives & sliced almonds maybe, than to try to stomach THAT stuff. At least ramen doesn't PRETEND it's nutritious! LOL! Maggiepie
@brisk123 (2826)
• India
13 Sep 08
I had to do that a month ago, when I was staying all by myself,alone.I love rice,but I was too lazy to even cook for myself after coming back from work.It is boring to cook just for one person, and have it alone.I used to eat instant noodles,maggie,bread butter and ommlette or get it from some restaurant.Now,my younger brother is staying with me, so I cooked everyday,at least one time"rice".Happy myLOtting!
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
14 Sep 08
U mean you also experience it that it is so lazy to do a house hold chores especially when it is preparing food for just one person after work right so we only have to prepare food which is instant......
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@brisk123 (2826)
• India
14 Sep 08
Well, I get bored when I have to cook just for one person (me),otherwise,I don't prefer instant food that much over rice.Rice is my staple food and I love rice food in different varieties like biryani,fried rice,pulau etc.Good day!
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• Kuwait
13 Sep 08
Yes i can but i have to with some other substitute like pasta or bread or salad then i can go through another day but i know im still missing rice and there is no point of threating oneself of not eating rice unless your on diet. which im not so im eating most of the time rice.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
14 Sep 08
i t is good to know that it is not only I who cannot manage without it but sometimes through busy schedule in the household for chores then for sure I would only eat what I have and so lazy to prepare for another recipe of the day.....
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
13 Sep 08
Hi friend, I can manage without eating rice everyday.But we in south India have only rice for lunch.I am not particular in having rice everyday.I am satisfied with even sandwiches.Its enough if I have rice 3 to four times a week.I used to diet and have chapathis for days together without rice.As rice increases your calories and we gain weight only because of having too much rice.thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
13 Sep 08
We also have here in Kuwait friend for what I know Kuwait has been inherited witht he Indian food and I do like to eat chapati also but sometimes when I felt that I missed it......
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@cream97 (29167)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Yes, it is very possible for me not to eat rice in an whole day. I don't even eat rice everyday anyway. So, it will not be hard for me not to eat rice.
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
13 Sep 08
It is good to know that it is not only i who is practicing this kind of system in my stomach
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@dreamssri (1796)
• India
15 Sep 08
hmmm...interesting discussion!its very hard for me to not eat rice for the whole day! may be i can do it once in a month but not for two days...as we are south indians,rice is our regular food and its hard to get out of this!
• Malaysia
28 Sep 08
i' really agree with you, my new friend..... rice is the most important food in my life too... we are same even we are not same country.. i'm from malaysia.... have you seen and heard about songket...????it so nice custom.... i suggest you go to: http://www.suterasongket.com/?ref=izahizah
• Malaysia
28 Sep 08
i'm really agree with you, my new friend.... rice is the most important food to me too... have you heard and seen this unic cloth, songket and sutera...? i suggest you to go to http://suterasongket.com/?ref=izahizah
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
I don't think I can do that. I'm a rice person. Growing up in the Phils. means eating rice three times a day. I've lived like that for 21 years and I don't think I can manage without it. hehehe
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
14 Sep 08
i guess there is no difference between you and my wife she is also in the Philippines and cannot even manage not to eat Rice in a day but now for a very long years of staying here in Kuwait she already learn and accept that this is part of my culture here in Kuwait......
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• Philippines
18 Sep 08
I bet she had a really hard time. I couldn't imagine not eating rice even if I go abroad...
@steeleIC (107)
• United States
14 Sep 08
I probably haven't eaten any rice in at least a month. Rice is good, but it is not necessarily considered something we eat with every meal. I just don't think it is like that here in the U.S. Now, you go take away our bread and we might get a little cranky!(:
• United States
14 Sep 08
Yeah, I totally agree with that one, I can't have a sandwich at lunch without bread. Well, I could have some bologna with mustard on it, but then it would not be a sandwich, it would just be bologna with mustard.
• United States
13 Sep 08
I can live without rice. I barely ever eat it anyway, but on the contrary i cannot survive without pastas. I am half italian and Pasta is my love. I make homemade cressants, spagetti with natural homemade sauce, lasagna, cataloni, everything that you can imagine. It's very funny sometimes how much i can actually make when it comes to italian foods. My husband had went down to see my mom and my step dad one day while i was in school and my step dad was talking about my mom buring all the food and not knowing how to cook or anything lol, she's dutch so she knows different styles of food and is very good about mixing and matching with food, however, she burns a lot. And my husband had told my step dad, when it comes to Italian food I have never met a better cook. That woman has made me gain almost 25 lbs since i've been with her. lol. I thought it was hilarous. But yea i love to cook.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
13 Sep 08
I think it depends on the Country and in the culture of foodfor some peopel cannot stay without ricefor it is a very usual way of making their food preparation within a day...
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Hi Rice is more common here for a dinner side . Lately , I have been craving it so much and making a bowl of white rice for lunch . I like to add some cheese, and some garlic, and some spray butter ! My inlaws had us over to dinner the other week and they made rice with a can of veggie soup and it was actually pretty good !
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
22 Sep 08
Oh Thank you for the response and sharing those new ideas and think it is so nice I will try it one day......
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
13 Sep 08
Yes, I can well manage without eating rice for the whole day. And the fact is that in a lunar month I do like this twice that is once in a fortnight. I take very light and simple tiffin or fruits on those days. This is one type of dieting through fasting that many people practise. Thanks for this nice posting!
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
22 Sep 08
Who are those people that are practicing like that way of fasting friend.......
@chinniR (661)
• India
13 Sep 08
hi there, i have been without eating rice a lot of times. i don't find it tough. once my parents went out of station and i was all alone. i don't know to cook. all i know is to make noodles. for two whole days i managed to live by eating noodleshe he he. but after that i was very much bored of noodles. i started to dislike it. happy mylotting!
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
18 Sep 08
He he heIt is so funny when we will be alone we does not even bother to make our own food due to laziness
• India
13 Sep 08
i am from a south indian family so eating rice in daily is a habit for me almost daily i have rice in my lunch anything like a sandwich is something new for me fast foods like pizza, sandwich are not available in my city so but i think i love eating rice
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
18 Sep 08
You are absolutely the same way with my wife for it is also Rice that are their main dish in the table but now she also learned from here in Kuwait.....
• South Africa
26 Sep 08
I eat rice maybe once a month. Try potates, veggies, and of course, bread.
• Poland
26 Sep 08
Sure i can ! ever thou rice is one of you main meals . But i can hold it .
@MsTickle (24980)
• Australia
25 Sep 08
Most of us on myLot do not have rice as our staple diet...so it is not difficult for us to go without rice for long lengths of time in some cases. Some people will substitute bread or pasta and in Australia, vegetables are regularly eaten.... potato is a pretty much a staple whether it be fried as chips or mashed.
• Malaysia
23 Sep 08
hai iyah... rice...rice...rice...i can't live longer if i do not eat rice because i'm malay girl..and our basic food is rice...you want to know a new recipe taht using this important food..so don't forget to leave a comment via get a response...hurry up..next week i will celebrate HARI RAYA PUASA AIDILFITRI, after one month i have been fasting...
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
22 Sep 08
No problem whatsoever. I only make rice a few times a month. When I do make it, I eat it for a few days. Last time I made rice it was sushi rice. I had enough for 3 days.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 08
Hello iyah10, I am a rice person. I can't live without eating rice. I can survive for a day but if it is more than that, I will start to look for it. Even if I eat something beside rice, I will still go and look for rice afterward as I feel like my life is incomplete without having a rice meal! Sound silly? I don't know...
• China
18 Sep 08
I'm from south China.Rice here is the most important food,but when you eat it for 20years, I have lost the interest.So I can not eat rice a whole year no matter a whole day.