Won't be having rice...

@toniganzon (53293)
Philippines
August 22, 2012 3:05am CST
Rice is the staple food of our country. Most people here can't live without it. Me, however, can! I remember not having rice for breakfast as a kid. I just had a cereal and some bread. My mother prepared that only for me. The rest of my siblings were eating rice though. My son is a picky eater and he takes hours on the dining table to finish his food. So I thought, I should give him something else. So I decided for me and my son, we're just going to have pasta from now on. So it's going to be pasta only for dinner time with bread and mashed potato. Let's see if he's going to eat faster this time.
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18 responses
@Rite17 (773)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 12
I love rice n pasta.. But couldnt eat it all the time. I vary diet with potatoes, mash, salads n meat...
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• United Kingdom
23 Aug 12
I love children, but I couldn't eat a whole one! Hi, Rita, How you doing?
@Rite17 (773)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 12
Evening dear.. Am good thanx hows are u?
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
Great! It's nice to see you here again. You've been missed.
24 Aug 12
mashed potato, bread and pasta? holy cow.. that is carb overload! are you eating all that TOGETHER? or do you mean he will have mashed potato or pasta or bread? lol!
@Rite17 (773)
• United Kingdom
24 Aug 12
Lol neva all together.... Wouldnt have enough room for veg or meat! Carnivore lover always ea.. Heehee
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• United Kingdom
24 Aug 12
What's wrong with eating in the ALTOGETHER?
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Aug 12
Orson_Kart what's wrong is that it is too much starch, which can cause health problems if consumed on a regular basis. The body converts starch to sugar.
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@deazil (4546)
• United States
23 Aug 12
Oooh. I LOVE rice. I mostly eat brown rice. Basmati rice is my favorite. I like the nutty kind of flavor it has. It's also very good for you. I like to make stir fry with it or plain with butter and salt. Most of the time I mix it up with vegetables. But if you can get him to eat the pasta or potatoes that's also very good. Potatoes are important because they contain potassium. Maybe he will hurry up and be done with his dinner now, if he likes the pasta better.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Yeah he likes mac and cheese.
@deazil (4546)
• United States
23 Aug 12
Mac & cheese! Another favorite of mine!
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
Tell me what else are your favourite. My son might like that too.
@else22 (4319)
• India
23 Aug 12
Rice is the staple food even in my area.All my family members eat rice,but now I prefer to take wheat in my dinner.I mean,breads.I don't take lunch.I don't take breakfast either.But I can live without bread as well.From time to time I prefer to replace bread with fast foods like samosas.Everything depends on what I lie to eat on a particular day.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Food is more fun with variety.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Aug 12
Samosas are fast food where you live???
@else22 (4319)
• India
25 Aug 12
Hi toniganzon,I agree.I am told that variety in food keeps our digestive system fit.
@jizfir (93)
23 Aug 12
I've always loved rice. I am a rice eater. Every meal, rice is always a part of it. It would seem like there is something missing if rice is absent. But there was this one vacation of mine where I've been to this country where rice is not commonly found in fast foods and restaurants. And I was able to survive it. At first, having a meal without rice was not satisfying, but eventually I was able to get used it.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
It's just psychological because rice is your staple food.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Aug 12
Rice is a staple in most cultures because it is cheap in cost and very filling.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
Well it's not cheap here anymore in my country, but potatoes are more expensive and pasta too.
• India
23 Aug 12
hi, rice is a rich source of carbohydrates and its cumpolsory to hav rice evryday. Our body needs carbohydrates so its a cumpusory food. Nd being in india we have to abide by the custom of our country. rice is our national crop which means that our land is accustomed to it. as we live on dis land being indians we should hav rice as a dialy habitat. Nd rice is good for health. U shud feed rice to children nd evryone shd hav rice nt as a break fast as its a bit heavy. It suits best as lunch or dinner. If u wanna be on a diet den go wid rice as lunch n roti or chapathi as dinner. Bt rice shud b a cumpolsory dish.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Are you aware that rice causes diabetes? Pasta and potatoes are good source of carbohydrates and they are healthy too. Children in some countries are healthy when they haven't even seen rice their entire life. There are other sources of carbohydrates other than rice.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
24 Aug 12
There are different kinds of rice and some are more healthy than others. If you enter the wrods "rice cause diabetes" in a search engine the top results will be that WHITE rice can cause diabetes and that brown rice reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes. There are two different types of diabetes and the one you get from the way you eat is the result of years of bad habits, not just eating one specific food.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
Brown rice is too expensive for ordinary people. That's why our country has a high rate of diabetics. My father's siblings are all diabetic.
@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 12
Rice is a stable in my country too.We practically eat rice everyday. We skip rice at breakfast but we end up, taking rice for lunch or dinner. Somehow or rather we eat rice at least one meal a day, The other meal may be wheat like noodles or pasta or pizza or just meat.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
28 Aug 12
Most Asian countries have rice as a staple food. It's good that you're taking wheat though.
• Malaysia
28 Aug 12
Hey Toniganzon, My mother-in-law who lives with us, insists that we must eat rice during lunch and dinner. But modern living sometimes we eat outside we may end up in KFC or McDonald. She slowly accepts our way of living. But at least one meal must be rice. At least old folks now begins to adapt modern way of life.
23 Aug 12
rice is good for health. you can create pancake or dosa in morning using rice. and meals for lunch. i think all kids like dosa including my son. he like dosa. and every morning he wake up with asking me dosa.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
What is dosa?
4 Oct 12
its a south indian food. prepared with rice powder.
@litvillegas (1275)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Oh,,I love rice but eating too much rice is not good. I always eat breakfast and lunch with rice. I prefer to eat fruits and biscuit only in the evening. I hope your son will love pasta in dinner. :),,If not you can share it with me..:)
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Oh he loved what I've prepared for his dinner. He found it very delicious.
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
That's a good news..! perhaps you can make another one for dinner..:)
@SIMPLYD (81659)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
We really have to take notice of the eating habits of our children. In your case, instead of rice, pasta is good since it's still carbohydrates. I am also not eating rice anymore at night. I just eat one or two slices of bread with a minimal viand. I am trying to decrease my getting big bilbil, but to no avail.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
You need to exercise more. There's this push-up pro gadget i'm using to flatten my tummy. That's the problem with Fiipino women, we are prone to bilbil lol.
@SIMPLYD (81659)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Push-up pro gadget? Can you take a picture of it Toni and maybe attach it here, so i can see how it looks like?
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
23 Aug 12
Ooooh, that is way too much starch for one meal! Pasta and bread is bad enough, but adding potatoes... You should choose a different vegetable. Maybe you should also try a different kind of rice. Plain white rice is very bland without any flavor. I eat brown rice and I like both the taste and the chewy texture.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
We didn't have potatoes with mac and cheese. We just had bread and some vegetables. Mashed potatoes were served the following day.
@koopharper (6668)
• Canada
23 Aug 12
I wasn't brought up eating rice very often. The staple we relied on for our carbohydrates was potatoes for supper, wheat bread for lunch and oatmeal for breakfast. We did have pasta now and then. I like variety and eating the same thing every meal would lose it's appeal with me pretty fast.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
We have always lived on rice. I like variety as well. Our family cook would make sure we have appetizer, soup, main course with rice, and dessert every meal except breakfast.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
22 Aug 12
My son loves to eat rice, he would only eat rice when there is meat and vegetables also but I make him eat everything so he won't become picky in the future in eating. He doens't like pasta very much, he would eat it if I make him to but not like he loves it and can live on it. I myself like rice very much too but I don't think I like it for breakfast, it is too much for me for breakfast.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Too heavy for breakfast but most of the people eat fried rice. Filipino fried rice is just too oily. Not healthy at all.
@chum24 (569)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
hi!! i always eat rice breakfast to supper. i don't eat mashed potato. i'd prefer rice it has many source just like carbo. and protien and many more. rice i really taste good for me. i eat bread in snack time also pasta.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Don't forget sugar. People with diabetes are told to cut down on rice.
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
22 Aug 12
Rice is a source of carbohydrates and since there are lots of other foods that contain carbohydrates, there are lots of substitutes, like you said, pasta, bread as well as other grains. As a kid, I can remember not liking rice that much that's why I tend to take a long time finishing my food. For me, rice tastes bland and its just plain white despite the sauces or other viands that go with it. As a young kid, I preferred noodles and macaroni.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Just like my son.
@uolyram (266)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
Well my two daughters used to eat rice every meals but it is about three to four tables spoon only. I force them to eat rice with milk and hotdog or fish even during breakfast.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
My son likes fish a lot and he drinks milk morning and evening. Forcing him to eat rice is so frustrating sometimes so i thought it would be best to give a substitute instead that is equally healthy or even healthier.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
I actually do not like rice during breakfast time too when i was a kid, i would cry if my mom would insist i eat rice with hotdog. i end up just eating the hotdog..after that my mom would just buy me cereal - coco crunch for me and i would eat just that
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Almost all kids are picky eaters.
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
22 Aug 12
Rice is not suitable in breakfast but can eat in lunch or in dinner. More rice is not good for health but rice is the important food.
@toniganzon (53293)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Depends on where you live.
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