How do you eat your rice?

United States
November 2, 2008 11:55pm CST
This may seem kind of strange for a discussion but how do you eat your rice? I like my rice with gravy or sometimes I may fix my rice and have butter and ketchup on it. It may sound nasty but it is actually good.
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@AKRao24 (5603)
• India
3 Nov 08
Curries are best suited with Rice !!! - Rice can be eaten in many ways. In India Pulao, Biryani, Fried Rice etc are the forms in which people love to have rice!
I am from India. In India rice is a staple food in many states. Generally the rice is boiled plainly and it is mixed with bolied pulses which we call as Daal. There are varieties of Daals and it is mixed with these Daals and with a ea spoonful of butter fat it is had while it is warm. Its very tasty food!In South India the Daalis added with special spices to make it a special Dish called as Sambhar where tamarind and asphotida is added along with many other hot spices. Plain boiled Daal is added to rice and another sauce type thing made from various spices and Tamarind called as Rasam is added to mix and it is had when warm. This is normally seen in Andhra Pradesh state. Other things which are normally combined with Rice are Vegetable curries, Chiken, Mutton, beef and egg curries. Eggs are also used either in the form of curries or omlet tohave alsong with rice. Rice in the form of Pulao which is a type of fried Rice with light spices is a favorite dish of rice eaters in India. Biryani is another dish which is famous throughout the World is cooked with Rice and any meat with special spices this is very rich and does have very pleasant aroma. Tamarind rice and Lemon Rice are prepared in the south India. Rice is used in preparing snacks meant for snacks like Idli, Dosa and kheer. Kheer is a dish prepared from Rice after boiling rice in milk andadding sugar to it it is very tasty and is rich source of nutrition as it is garnished with lot of dry fruits. In tribal India Rice is siaked in water overnight and it is consumed in the morning after draining the water along with curds and it is very enerhgetic and the people working in the fields prefer to have this as their breakfast!Thus in India we have rice in various forms. I almost had every form of the rice I have mentioned in this discussion. Thanks for initiating the discussion!
• United States
3 Nov 08
You explained that very well. I had trouble understanding your words because I from the United States. Thanks alot.
@AKRao24 (5603)
• India
3 Nov 08
Oh, I can understand that ! There are many spices which may not be available there in US ! Apart from this I have noticed that there have been many spelling mistakes occured in my discussion! Please excuse me for creating confusion because of this ! Thanks !
@AKRao24 (5603)
• India
12 Nov 08
Thanks dear friend for conferring my response with best response! It was so nice of you to do so! I really enjoyed particiapting in your discussion which was quite an interesting one ! Hope to see such nice topic of discussions from you in future too! Wish you all the best and happy mylotting !
• United States
30 Nov 08
I love rice with ketchup! It's the strangest thing to me, but it tastes oddly good! I also like cooked with pigeon peas, it's part of the Spanish culture. Those are my favorite! For the holiday's, they'll cook the rice, pigeon peas and then add other things olives and pieces of pork. It's so good! I also love white rice and black beans.
• United States
30 Nov 08
That is my favorite to eat when I do not want to cook anything else.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
I like my rice cooked well. i don't want it dry and hard. Whenever we have a soup, i pour some soup over my rice but when we only have fried dishes, I just it my rice as it is. I also pouring gravy over my rice especially when eating fried chicken in fastfood chains. Sometimes when there are leftover rice, I cook and fry it with some vegetables and leftover meats to make it taste good again. Now that I am about to give birth, I have to reduce my rice so that I won't gain so much weight.
• United States
3 Nov 08
Congratulations on your pregnancy...I also love gravy on my rice. I sometimes fix hamburgers is gravy and rice will be the side dish.
• India
3 Nov 08
Hi friend, Rice is our staple food in our country.We live by eating rice only.We will cook some vegetable curries and some time with chutney too.We eat rice twice a day. As it our staple food we love to eat rice. Have a nice day
• United States
3 Nov 08
I live in the USA and I have always love rice. Its not something I have to eat everyday but I just love it.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
29 Nov 08
Hi there! We eat rice every other day and eat it with any meat that we cooked. I sometimes make fried rice and just add garlic, shallots, eggs and any vegetables that I like. I have tried rice with gravy or butter and I like it a lot, but I haven't tried with ketchup and I might give it a try. Thanks!
@kaka135 (13765)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 08
I always cook rice with a few dishes, such as veggies, meat or eggs. Sometimes, I like to fry the rice with eggs, and some other veggies or meat too.
@kiran8 (15369)
• Mangalore, India
24 Nov 08
I like Rice with fish curry or prawn curry.I like to have some vegetables along with that and some curds or yogurt.I like to mix green chutney and a little home made ghee with the rice and this tastes really Yummy! Another great way to eat rice is to add some spicy mango chutney and mix it along with the rice and eat wow, that is another tasty mouthwatering idea..
@aweins (4203)
• India
24 Nov 08
hi my dear friend, i love rice and eat it everyday, its a staple food here and cooked in every meal in some houses till today also. some who are consious of fat, and waist line have switched on to bread, chappati or some other things. but i love to eat and eat them daily. my nine month oldie also love to eat it. she eats it when mixed with veggie soup, lentil, or steamed also. i on daily meal take steamed with soup, saled and curd. but on week ends i make biryani, or pulao, or mix some veggies . any thing but rice should be there. every body loves rice at my place. i dont take buttr because it is too heavy to digest. i take ketchup with fried rice .
• Malaysia
13 Nov 08
I like to eat white rice with curry or fried chicken coated with chili. I eat rice with vegetables too. Actually rice is like bread. It can be eaten with anything such as meat, fish, chicken, mutton, vegetables and even fruits. My father likes eating durian with white rice. He will add freshly squeezed coconut milk to the rice and durian, and sometimes he eats mangoes with white rice. To me, I like white rice to be eaten with salty meals and not sweet meals. I save sweet meals to something which is more appealing, like puddings, cream caramels and ice-creams. Having rice with butter and ketchup... I have never tried it before. Did you just pour the butter and ketchup into the rice before you eat, or you cook it first in the pan? I have tried adding butter and ketchup to the rice but I add other ingredients as well. I stir fry the rice and mix it with many ingredients such as chicken meat, vegetables, onion and garlic, anchovy, prawn paste, chili and fried eggs.
• Germany
12 Nov 08
For chinese, we have many ways to eat with rice. Normally, we will have few dishes that serve together with rice, it's really nice to eat like this. If i cook myself, i will only make some simple dishes, like fried eggs with onions ( sometimes with long beans, carrorts, tomato, etc. It depends on your tastes), vegetables, soup, chicken or fish (either steamed or fried). Sometimes, we also fry the rice with eggs, vegetables and meat. Another way is i make the rice into poridge, it's a healthy food, you may try it.
@thanujad (405)
• Sri Lanka
3 Nov 08
I eat rice with little bit of gravy (I don't like much gravy, but my hubby needs lot), vegetables, fish or meat and green leaves. In my country we always eat rice with those to have a balanced diet.
@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
3 Nov 08
I eat rice with fried dried fish and red eggs. So yummy!!!I only feel eating this when I'm depressed and when its raining. But usually I eat it with gravy on it. Its yummy!!!!!!
@23uday (2998)
• India
3 Nov 08
Hi buddies, I like eating rice.I like to eat my with gravy.I will eat regularly rice with the gravy,curries and with egg curry from monday to saturday i will take only vegetables.On sundays it will be a special like i will eat with mutton,chicken and fish.I wlll eat rice with curd.
• India
3 Nov 08
Rice is Healthy food. that's they people having rice
@sush123 (211)
• India
3 Nov 08
i dont have any specific way to eat rice i just eat it the way i like it