Is your meal ever complete without rice?

@Theresaaiza (10466)
Australia
February 6, 2009 1:05am CST
Rice has always been our staple food. I can't imagine life without rice. IN our part of the country, we even eat "noodle" dishes with rice while some parts eat the "pansit" alone. Foreign dishes have found its way through our taste buds, and some people have adapted foreign way of making dishes and eating. Still, I go searching for rice. How about you?
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
7 Feb 09
when i was new in germany i canĀ“t live without rice.but now i eat rice maybe 3 times in a month and thats it.
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@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
9 Feb 09
that's good. You are adapting. Thanks for the response.
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@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
9 Feb 09
i see you've adapted to the foreign diet. that's good. thanks for the response
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Just take a look at her body.. That's so riceless!
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
9 Feb 09
You betcha, here you can take a look at the dinner I had tonight. It was a pasta dish, with whole grain pasta, black eyed peas, mango salsa, celery, black beans, onions, and fresh bell peppers. And I had a corn tortilla on the side along with a cup of water. Nope no rice for me. I'm not a huge rice fan anyway.
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@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
9 Feb 09
If I had food like that on my table, I'd go without rice too. LOL. Okay, prepare two plates! One for you and one for me. I'm starving!
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
9 Feb 09
That will have to wait until next time, as it's all gone now. Sorry.
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@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
For good food, i'll wait! LOL
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@maezee (32284)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I wish! I occasionally make rice and eat it with soy sauce - although not with every meal. Usually only meals with vegetables (like stir fry). My "meal" staple is usually soup or bread, as boring as it sounds. :/
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@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
That's why it's called "staple". LOL. If we were eating nothing but rice, life would be as boring. So we vary our viand so as not to bore ourselves.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
8 Feb 09
We don't eat that much rice, maybe once a week. We eat potatoes, and noodles for starch in our diet. We only eat rice with Indian or Mexican food.
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@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
12 Feb 09
In the Philippines, our lives depend on rice so you can just imagine us dying without it. LOL :-D
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
I have learned to eat pasta in place of rice.When shortage of rice becomes a problem again here in our country I can survive with pansit ,saba banana ,cassava and gabi.Doctors always blame rice for being overweight.They say to cut down on my rice intake that is why I try to learn to eat different sources of carbohydrates.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
I try to cut down on my rice too. But I don't know it's just not good enough without rice.
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@Crocket (315)
• Canada
7 Feb 09
Yes, I love the rice. I would say that it is as equal as potatoes for me now. When I go to my favorite Chinese Restaurant I always load the plate with plenty of rice. Although I do not eat rice every day. Crocket.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
Hi, I understand it's potatoes for some people. I love potatoes too but I still prefer rice over anything else.
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@ejohn82 (155)
• India
7 Feb 09
Rice is one of the staple diets especially in the southern part of India. I too like rice. I need to have rice in atleast of my meals. After you have consumed rice you feel like you have had something. Meal is incomplete without rice.
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@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
I agree. I love rice too. It's my life
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@rainmark (4306)
7 Feb 09
I am a ricey person. And my hubby always buy me a packet of rice coz he knows my day is not complete without rice and i always feel depress without eating rice and beside mash potatoes makes me sick. But during sunday dinner i am not eating rice, coz it's an english way to have a roast beef, veg's and mash potatoes and that's the rule of my hubby but the rest of the days i can have my rice all the time. Happy posting.
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@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
9 Feb 09
at least you still get your share of rice, right? But I think you've gotten used to riceless meal, if Im not mistaken.
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@chaigay20 (166)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
i love rice. my meals always has rice. a can eat burgers and pasta and even salad but i'll make it a point that my next meal would have rice in it.
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@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
9 Feb 09
same here. I get full easily with resto food but since it's resto food, it's more expensive so I limit it to once a day. Definitely, the next meal has to be at home. RICE! Yeah!
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
If your talking about meals, there should definitely be rice around the table for me. Its part of any meal of mine. You can't consider snacks as meals, after all so.. that's that.. There are also lots of rice varieties.. I really like good smelling ones, it makes me have more appetite (^_^ )
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
Snacks technically isn't a meal but some people eat snacks as if it's their 4th meal. So if they eat that much for snacks, how much more for HEAVY SNACKS? LOL
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
Hehehe, some people consider meals that they eat during late nights as snacks (^o^ )
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
23 Feb 09
Yes, that's another kind of snack! Oh dear. And some people are wondering why they are obese. ^_^
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@max1950 (2313)
• United States
6 Feb 09
i like sticky rice in a banana leaf with pork chunks otherwise i don't like it, i don't like just plain white rice, some black wid rice is o/k.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
9 Feb 09
Oh really? You're a pretty topical person for an american. You should try our pink rice. It smells and tastes good. Aloha!
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
9 Feb 09
perhaps you can give me a quick recipe thru a comment, oh about the tropical, i was going out with a chinese woman for 14 years. aloha bac at ya
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
I see. Definitely, I too can survive in China because people there are rice-lovers too. Pink rice is just another variety of rice. Instead of white, it's color is pink. Or reddish something. It smells so good when it's cooked.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Hello aiza! Wow! It seems that you're a "suki" here in Philippines interests..hehehe..Anyway, I can't stand it if I can't eat rice every meal. It's as if I am always craving for food or something. Right now, I don't eat rice, I am really hungry..
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
6 Feb 09
When I was younger, I always wanted to go to America because I've always been fascinated with their culture, and lifestyle. But when I got older, and opportunities to go abroad have opened up for me, I've slowly realized that nothing can beat home despite the many wonderful things foreign countries can offer. That's how I became "suki". Back to rice, LOL, I've been thinking of the first thing I'll purchase when I get somewhere outside Philippines -- rice cooker. :-D
• United States
6 Feb 09
wow! you mean you went to abroad already?
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
6 Feb 09
No...no....just opportunities. They haven't been realized yet. LOL. But my fellow nurses who are already abroad will always tell me that the first thing they missed was rice. Do you know that feeling that you'll never miss the water until it's gone? Im starting to feel that now even if I haven't left.:-(
@jaymeeliz (506)
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
A meal with rice is always better in keeping me full and energized but I can do without it. I just try to balance my meals depending on their nutritional content.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
12 Feb 09
If you want to keep your body fit and sexy, do go slow on rice. *wink
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
I actually sometimes eat rice with mashed potatoes. Filipinos eat everything with rice. :D
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
13 Feb 09
Hi jaymee....Yes. Funny right? How we eat "double-carb" and not know it.
@lhenax15 (117)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
I cannot take a meal without rice, that is the truth. Since we were children, our parents taught us to eat more rice with less viand to make our food enough for everybody since we are many in our family. That's why until now, i can eat two cups of rice every meal with just a small amount of viand, especially if it's dried salted fish. :D
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
11 Feb 09
That's the problem with dried fish. LOL, it makes us consume a lot of rice.
@lhenax15 (117)
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
Yeah. Also with the "bagoong". :D
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
13 Feb 09
Hi, lhenax, just wanna ask because I get confused with this sometimes. Is "bagoong" the tiny fuchsia pink shrimps? Or the salted little fish or anchovies? Anyway, I love them both. The "pink shrimps?" I like putting in many tomatoes, and saute them in oil plus pork fat bits. Hmmmmm....yum yum, and a little bit of sugar.
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
7 Feb 09
rice is my staple food and i eat it daily two times. as i am indian we eat it daily with some curries or we eat rice as biryani items means different flavoured rice. we get many calories when we eat rice and indians are too much fond of it and they can;t take other food ,when they go outside their country. and our meal won;t complete without rice. we feel good only after we eat rice .pastries,burgers ,and other foreign food can;t fill our stomach,but taking small quantity of rice can fill our stomach. we take rice with so many curries like egg curry ,potato curry,spinach curry etc .we eat rice with vegetarian or non vegetarian curries. and lastly we take rice with yogurt. for small kids also we put cooked mash rice with some dal in it.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
Hi ank. Rice is very important here in the Philippines too. That's why it was a major problem when the price of rice increased. Wow, you dig very spicy foods, huh? Curry is spicy right?
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@ank_47 (1963)
• India
10 Feb 09
yes curry will be spicy and we like it much.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
12 Feb 09
I love chicken curry. But Id like to go slow on spices really.
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• United States
7 Feb 09
It depends on the meal. There are some dishes in which you have enough sides or carbs that will fill you up. So you eat steak with rice? Well, I prefer my steaks with either some mashed potatoes or some baked potatoes, that's sooooo good.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
9 Feb 09
HI, alycia. Yes, steak with rice is the way to go. You see, we don't see rice as carb. We see it as something that shouldn't be absent during mealtime regardless of what it is, carb or not. So even with potatoes, we still pair it with rice. SO that's double carb, right?LOL. That might sound freaky but that's how we are. :-D
• United States
11 Feb 09
That is double carbs haha. I do enjoy the occasional rice on the side. I do like fried rice a lot. When I do eat chinese food, I usually pick rice over noodles.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
12 Feb 09
Yah doble-carbs equals double-belly. LOL. That's my problem, I take in more carbs than I really should. Hmmm...I love fried and steamed-rice with toppings. I love dimsum food. Do you?
• United States
6 Feb 09
We don't really have a "staple" in America. Except I live in Texas. And boy if you don't have meat and potatoes on your plate your in trouble! lol :)
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
9 Feb 09
Lol, so what kind of "trouble"? Yeah, anyway, without rice, I felt like I just got myself into BIG trouble. I love potatoes too. Among all vegetables, potato is the best. Seems like you can't go wrong with them.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Omg! I need to plant potatoes in our backyard. I'm a peace loving person! Hehe, kidding! Well if in Texas roast beef is staple, then i don't mind ditching the rice.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
oh, I bet when you get there, all they'll give you are the potato peelings. LOL
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
I can go without rice for three straight meals but that's it. Afterward, I really have to have rice. The good thing with rice is that you can serve it in many ways. Aside from the usual boiled rice, sinangag (fried rice), lugaw (pooridge), and champorado (rice pooridge with cocoa/chocolate)are the most common/ordinary way of serving it. Of course, we have now java rice and different rice toppings. (Thanks for the fast food chains and some restaurants who popularized these dishes.) More rice please!
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
9 Feb 09
I'll be your waitress for the day. Would you like some kare-kare with that champorado? LOL
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Can i place my order too? 1 bowl of hamporado with onion leaves, 2pcs hampanada, 1 roll of hambutido and 1 glass of hamon iced tea.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
Hokay, one hamporado homing hup for hodstar! HLOL
@drealm (79)
• China
6 Feb 09
RICE: The real meal deal.I was sick with the flu when I was 15, and the only thing that I wanted was hamporado (chocolate flavored rice porridge). My Nanay (mother), frantic with me already for being sick, was able to whip up hamporado after 10 minutes.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
9 Feb 09
When I get sick, I can only tolerate "lugaw". But the moment I get a little better, I just feel like going back to cooked rice right away. Cooked rice, meaning, the one with the more solid consistency. I also like fried rice. ciao!
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
I thought hamporado's a rice porridge with ham bits. That's yummy! Patikim!
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
10 Feb 09
maybe it's hamporado somewhere else. *pinching modstar*
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
i am a single mom of four children and rice makes them be full than bread. and if i buy bread it turns out to be more expensive than cooking rice. sometimes i cook pansit or spagetti on dinner and we eat it with bread but most of the times we eat rice. we eat salad and pizza when we eat out but at home we eat rice rice rice.
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
6 Feb 09
Even with the increase in prices per kilo, Rice will always be rice and no "kamote" or any root crop, bread, or corn can ever replace it. Right? I can say it with so much conviction that nothing can beat rice!
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
yes!!! its like we cant get full if we dont eat rice. i can eat corn or kamote all day and still need to eat rice. its like i dont have enough energy if i dont eat rice. but i dont eat rice anymore if its past 6 in the evening so i wont get that fat
@Theresaaiza (10466)
• Australia
6 Feb 09
I tried that before-6 diet but I didn't do well because at 8 o clock I became hungry again so I ended up eating two suppers. LOL. I'm hopeless.