Countries where people don't eat rice

Philippines
June 14, 2011 10:01pm CST
There are countries where people don't eat rice. I would like to know what are they.
6 responses
@veganbliss (3901)
• Adelaide, Australia
15 Jun 11
Welcome to My Lot Up until about a decade or so ago, you could apply this to Australia & maybe New Zealand as well. It used to be "un-Australian" to eat anything but meat. We still don't eat rice much here (rice takes a fair bit of water to grow & we're constantly in & out of droughts). Wheat is our number one grain here. We grow & consume plenty of barley, oats, rye, triticale & other smaller crops too. There are many other countries whose people do not eat rice, largely because it is not native to the area & because of the large amounts of water required. Countries such as Africa, South America come to mind, but I'll let them speak for themselves. Hope this goes some way towards answering your question.
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
Wow! that's a lot of knowledge! Thank You for sharing your thoughts and I'll keep that in mind. A lot of people here in the Philippines who goes for a healthy lifestyle don't mind buying anything here with wheat that's expensive because it sure is a healthy crop. That's a good thing for your country.
• Adelaide, Australia
15 Jun 11
Wheat brings in the export dollars, but I'm allergic to anything with gluten in it. Wheat is very, very cheap over here - rice is much more expensive. Thank you for the flattering comments, but I grew up on a farm (broad-acre, dry land pastoralist), which has been in our family for generations dating back to when settlement was opened up here in South Australia - about 1836, I think from memory, but I could be wrong!
• Philippines
16 Jun 11
ahw, too bad for that allergic thing that you have. It's good to have grown in a farm because what you will be eating are healthy foods. You've got wonderful family generation! ;-)
• United States
15 Jun 11
I think rice is pretty much a staple food in any country..
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
yes that's true too! thanks!
@smilemoon (767)
• United Arab Emirates
5 Apr 12
Maybe there are people don't like it but a lot do.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
9 Sep 11
Hi, mskauchi. Welcome to myLot! I am not so sure, but I do know that, many countries eat rice. It would be difficult for me to say which countries that don't.
@marguicha (100163)
• Chile
6 Sep 11
I think that now rice is eaten anywhere as you can import any kind of food. But rice is not the staple food for many countries. There are other staple foods in the world: wheat, potatoes, corn, barley... Welcome to mylot and read the rules of the site to make longer posts and with more quality if yiu want to get paid for your efforts. Happy posting!
• United States
2 Jul 11
I'm sure before modern transportation of goods came about that there were places that didn't have rice available. But I think since transportaion barriers have changed greatly in the last 100yrs+ that most places have rice available to consume.