I Don't Eat Rice

Philippines
July 29, 2011 5:55pm CST
Filipinos love to eat rice meals but not me. I may be weird but I don't really like its taste. Instead, I always eat pasta, fries, pizza, burger, soup or a viand alone with no rice since I was born. My parents have attempted so many times to make me eat rice. I'm the only member of the family who doesn't like rice not because I'm on a strict diet but because I simply don't like it. lol Is there anyone out there who eats just like I do? If there's none then I'd probably consult an expert regarding this.
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@secretbear (19476)
• Philippines
30 Jul 11
Hi Xsparky! If you're a Filipino then you're really weird. But if you grew up in another place where rice is not the staple food, then you're not weird. Or maybe you have been strongly influenced by Western food habits. Maybe you watch too much western stuff? Anyway, I don't think you're not the only one out there who has that kind of food eating habits. But I do wonder why you don't like the taste of rice. I may understand if you don't like the taste of cheap rice like those they sell in NFA but there are those expensive rice that are really delicious. Like the rice in Tokyo Tokyo.
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
The rice in Tokyo Tokyo, the red rice, dinurado rice. Hmmm... What else? I've tried those things before because my mom was so eager to make me eat the staple food. Yet, nothing happened so she gave up. lol
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@secretbear (19476)
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Bread companies will be happy.
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• China
30 Jul 11
Your dietary habit is resemblant to that of western. But you are a oriental, it's common to eat rice. You are a weird indeed, but you can try to eat little. You know, rice hasn't any taste, so it will be easy to get used to.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Actually, I may have used a wrong term. You're right it doesn't have a taste but there's something in it that looses my appetite which I don't know exactly. :D
• Philippines
30 Jul 11
Rice don't have taste, they have smell no wonder you don't like it! Anyway that's your tongue so what can others do if they force you to eat something which you don't like But when you try to visit other homes which are simple and can offer only rice for food, the question is, would you eat what they offer? Maybe you can try other types of rice, just for instance the basmati rice of India, it is the most aromatic rice of all, the wonder rice, longer grains, does not stick to each other and it is definitely the best rice I consider (expensive too)!
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• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Wow! It sounds different from our rice. I might be interested trying those rice someday but unfortunately, I don't think we have those kinds of rice here. I've already experienced it a lot of times. I just make an alibis like "I just gained pounds today so I have to stop from eating rice" or "I've already eaten and I'm still stuff" (even if I'm not). lol
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
30 Jul 11
You're doing the right thing. If you are diet minded then forget about rice. Rice contains starch and carbohydrates and you can earn a lot from that. But you know what? That bun of bread you have for the burger and two slices of pizza have more calorie if you eat a 2 cups or rice? But its your thing. Do you eat plain rice? There are different varieties of rice. Its healthy that you dont eat rice, but also you have think healthy on what food you replace it with.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Yeah, but I don't eat rice just because I'm on a diet. It's more of preference. I just don't really like it. No type of rice has convinced me to eat them so far. Not even the red rice or fried rice.
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@Augustinev (7019)
• Delhi, India
30 Jul 11
eat rice is good I am from India and especially from south India we always eat rice in two times and in north India people eat wheat more than rice also. agustine
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Oh I see. Same here. Typical Filipinos eat rice twice a day. I guess I'm the only different. lol
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• Philippines
30 Jul 11
Maybe you are accustomed to Americanized ways of eating. But yes, having different cuisines available in here and a lot of restaurants popping out with different kinds of food, you might have developed a different taste buds when it comes to food. But since you have mentioned that you already have this kind of taste since you were born, maybe you got some genes or hereditary habits of taste from a different culture. Are you a full blooded Filipino? Really, I don't know too but I think it is just a minor thing to be concerned with. In all honesty, when I read the title of this thread, I thought this is about dieting and I was surprised to see a different topic in it. Anyway, just eat out. Everybody has a different kind of taste bud who chooses which taste it likes. I see nothing wrong with that.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Yeah, I don't see anything wrong with my preference too until last week my friend and I went out to eat and she put a rice on plate and I was weird 'cause I cried. I told her we've been friends for 7 year, you know I don't like rice. I don't know what happened, I was like a kid. Imagine me crying just because of the rice on my plate. lol I'm not a pure Filipino. My father is a half German. I'm not sure if I am like my grandfather and if genes has something to do with my eating preference.
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@naija4real (1293)
30 Jul 11
It is funny to hear that you hate rice, a crop that is commonly grown in the philippines. In Nigeria, where I live, rice is our staple or common food. Everyone seem to eat it. Nigeria often import a lot of bags of rice from philippines and thailand. We have not been able to grow the crop in commercial quantity in Nigeria.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 11
I see. You're right we have a lot of supply of rice but I don't seem to care since I don't eat the said staple food. As an alternative, I guess the nearest would be an oatmeal with banana. I don't eat oatmeal alone it has to have a sliced banana. lol
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@bluespygirl (2113)
• Philippines
29 Jul 11
You sound like an american, lol. But american also eat rice once in a while. I love pasta too but as you know, it is not a daily food for us. So you mean, everyday, they cook pasta for you? Why do you think you don't like eating rice? That is really weird. :)
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Not really pasta everyday. Sometimes I eat biscuits too and a viand alone. I always ask them to cook foods which are a bit insipid so I can eat it even without rice.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 11
this is really eccentric. didn't heard a person before who simply dislikes the taste of a rice, as it is a staple food here in our country. A typical and ideal Filipino meal wouldn't be complete without such, I hope that one day you'll learn to eat rice, it's a must my friend.
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
I've tried to eat rice but I just simply can't take it 'cause I don't like it. I wonder if there's no food left in the universe but rice, would I eat it or choose to die in starvation? lol
• Philippines
14 Aug 11
in that case, you'll be compelled to do so.
@tears08 (161)
30 Jul 11
yes filipinos like us it's like rice is part of our daily life.. haha.. but anyways, i do eat rice, but i can live without rice, most of my friends they are surprised i can live w/o rice, because most of them even though eating pasta and bread they couldn't last a day without rice. i normally eat bread, if i am eating viand i would eat it with bread or oatmeal... and i love pasta
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
However, in your case, it's like a matter of choice. Not necessarily mean you don't like rice. I can take bread and oatmeal (w/ banana slices - it's a must). lol
@tears08 (161)
31 Jul 11
yes, its not totally that i don't like rice, but i grew up not used to eating rice.. if i happen to eat rice also i would eat small quantity only as it makes me feel really full. i'd say average is once a month that i eat rice haha
@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
30 Jul 11
I would not recommend fast food unless they are healthy. I do not like white rice, but love brown rice. So it could be the rice that you have. I do love pasta. Say maybe you have some Italian in you. I always thought I did.
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Nope. Not Italian but German, yeah! lol My father's side. Does it have something to do with my preference? I don't know.
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@suspenseful (40331)
• Canada
31 Jul 11
That could be it. I am part German as well, and when we had rice, my dad would make rice pudding with raisins. Having that, I am sure you would begin to hate rice, oh and tapioca as well.
• Philippines
1 Aug 11
Well nothing is wrong with that, its a little bit weird though especially if you are Filipino. Filipinos are known to eat a lot of rice that's why Mang Inasal's business is thriving with their unlimited rice promo. I guess its all about preference, as long as you get all of the nutrients that you need in a day, then I'd say go for it.
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
Thanks goggles213! Whenever I eat at Mang Inaasal, I always order spaghetti. lol But I'm not satisfied with their pasta. It doesn't taste good. :(
@Amorgi (10)
1 Aug 11
I like rice ok but rice itself doesn't really have a taste to me. If I were given a choice between rice, pasta, or pizza I would go pizza first then pasta depending on what day I was having.Oh and consulting an expert on this (which I am not) might be a bit much but if you did theyd probably say there might be something in rice that your body doesnt need anymore of in that form and your brain is naturally telling you to stay away from it or that your mind is unconsciously trying to make you an outsider when it comes to that food in your family.
• Philippines
3 Aug 11
Weird right? I don't know what makes me hate rice. Thanks for responding ang welcome to mylot! :)
• Philippines
30 Jul 11
One's choice of food is a matter of personal taste, habit, and health. I see nothing wrong with it, if you can afford it and your choice of food keeps you healthy. Food availability - and thus the food habits formed - is also governed by the bounty offered by the climate and the natural environment. Cebuanos prefer corn, not rice. Indigenous People in Mindanao eat "camote" or sweet potato or cassava as their main staples. Irish love potato, other nationalities wheat, or barley, or millet, whatever. Pacific Islanders prefer breadfruit, and Eskimos fish and the game they hunt. These foods are usually those produced easily from the environment.
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Wow! You are well knowledgeable about these things, the preference, lifestyle and environment of people globally. It's amazing how you are aware of it. Anyway, regarding that, surprisingly, I am a Filipino, was born in the Philippines and this is where I grew up and I can not explain why I don't like rice in contrary to other fellow Filipinos who can't stand a day without eating rice. Thanks a lot for these info! :)
@francesca5 (1344)
30 Jul 11
i can sympathise with this. my grandfather came here from italy, but i must have inherited the wrong genes as i don't like pasta or pizza, i would quite like to go on holiday there again but i don't think i can handle the food. though you would get on fine. traditional diets from places like the philippines are usually far more healthy than western diets of pasta, fries and pizza, though, so i would try to avoid them.
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Hey there, so you have an Italian blood but does not affect your food preference? I think I have to ask my father if Germans don't eat rice and prefers pasta. He's a half German BTW. lol
@besthope44 (12149)
• India
30 Jul 11
Hi Xsparky, There are my friends who are just like you. They dont prefer rice. May be you can try different variety dishes of rice. I love rice and in India we have different variety of dishes with rice that is so spicy and tasty. I love pasta too. Pizzas and burgers can go as junk food and increase your body weight, so try to reduce their intakes.
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Thanks for your advice besthope! :) Oh yeah, Indians love spicy foods, me too! :) Just no rice. lol
@youless (68293)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Jul 11
It is OK. Although I am a a Chinese and the rice is important in our diet. But actually I don't like to eat is very much. I prefer to eat fried rice much more but I hardly will have it. Since my mom will use the rice cooker to make the rice. And most of the time I eat less rice but lots of the dishes. This is my habit. I love China
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Oh Youless from China, Hi! I think Chinese people largely consume rice everyday. Am I right? Nice to meet you! :)
@jricky1 (6810)
• China
30 Jul 11
You don't need to change,if you don't like just eat something else you like.But you still need to try to eat rice sometimes.After our body need this,it's nutritious.Best wishes!
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
I'm not trying to change I just want to know if I'm too weird to be the only one in this world who doesn't like rice and see if maybe there's something wrong in my body. Best wishes too!
• Philippines
30 Jul 11
eehh.. you seem to be no Filipino at all,.. cause I think if you are really a Filipino your blood won't flow without sugar(glucose if i'm right) from rice...ha ha ha or maybe you feel you are not a Filipino..he he... 'cause real Filipinos, even not here in the Philippines already, are still looking for rice and will starve without rice in a day....So i think you should consult an expert regarding that.. But if you are in normal weight and no health issues, i think you can go on with pastas and everything you are up to right now... Stay Healthy..
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Thanks elephantgirl28! So far, I don't have health related issues (thank GOD!) and my weight is still proportion to my height. Everything is normal.
@nezavisima (7426)
• Bulgaria
30 Jul 11
Do you know your body may just not want it. I eat rice and my family. but I think if you really want to know why you can not eat it smells and you ask some experts. Have a nice day! Success!
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Good point! Could it be the smell? Could it be the taste (though it doesn't have a taste)? Could it be the texture? or Could it be bacuase my tummy is choosy? This weird thing may be alarming. Maybe something's wrong with my body (I just hope it's not in my brain). lol I guess I have to consult a nutritionist.