Boiled Rice or Mashed Potatoes?

@modstar (9608)
Philippines
February 9, 2009 12:48am CST
Which of these you'd want to pair your barbecue with? Or anything that's considerably aptly partnered for these starchy food.
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• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Oh!1 I preferred rice to go with my barbecue. Here in the Philippines we used to have rice not a mashed potato. when we cook potato we will not mash it and we don't usually partner it with barbecue. If we do have barbecue, it should always go with rice.javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$cphMainContent$lbStart','')
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
I can't even make a crispy french fries at home! lol!
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@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
11 Feb 09
if it is for barbecue, i will prefer mashed potatoes... mashed potatoes is my favorite... i can take it everyday... if it is for normal meal, i will prefer boiled rice... actually boiled rice or mashed potatoes i oso like to eat...
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@frygirl (382)
• United States
10 Feb 09
i would usually pair potatoe salad with barbeque but boiled white rice goes very nicely with barbequed chicken.
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@Wordplay (239)
• Canada
11 Feb 09
Rice at a barbecue? Wouldn't all those tiny grains of rice fall through the grill and into the fire? I am only kidding of course! I think it all depends on the meat being served. A thick juicy steak calls for a starch that is more substantial. Potatoes--either mashed or baked--are the perfect match for steak. But then I grew up in a household where hearty "meat and potatoes" meals were served, so maybe that mentality has something to do with it. Chicken, on the other hand, is lighter than steak and is better paired with rice. Again, it is all about my upbringing. I can still hear my mother's words: "Chicken and rice is really nice." *cringe* Pork can go either way. And fish...well, you can't have fish without the chips.
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@samma00 (342)
• Canada
11 Feb 09
I prefer having boiled rice with my barbecue food.
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@teclive (247)
• Canada
11 Feb 09
does the rice have to be boiled? can it be steamed? i would say rice...very much so rice, with gravy :)
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@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
If I were to choose between the two, I would go for rice. Since for me, meat comes soooo well with rice. You just really have to watch out for what you eat since if you eat too much rice, the higher the risk of gaining weight. hehehe!! I can also eat barbeque without rice or potatoes. I can eat barbeque paired with cold cola. :)
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• United States
11 Feb 09
I don't pair either with barbeque, I prefer cole slaw or potato chip or even sweet potato crunch with my que. I like grilled or baked chicken with mashed potatoes, or meatloaf and mashed potatoes. I am really not a huge fan of boiled rice, but can have it with cubed steak or country style steak.
@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I love both white rice and mashed potatoes either can be a good size to me.
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@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
10 Feb 09
my answer is both.well as a filipina i prefer to eat boiled rice for the barbecuethe noodle salad also good for barbecue.in germany thats what they do most of the time
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@ank_47 (1961)
• India
10 Feb 09
i prefer both ,but not daily. here in india we eat rice daily and it is our staple food and with it we take any curries of different vegetables. we take potato curry once or twice in a week with boiled rice .
@sin_nis (46)
• United States
10 Feb 09
GET SUM MASH POT A TOES (lol- seriously the next HEALTHIESt THING you want after getting alot of meat is some thing heavy like potatoes, BOILED RICE? ARE JK LOL-ING ME?) good luck on the BBQ- ands remember, its all in the sauce.
@quinnkl (1667)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I love rich, but can cook potatoes on the grill with the other barbecued foods, so that is what I would do. Actually that is what we do! I am a big fan of rice with stir fried fresh veggies, but it doesn't sound good with barbecued foods to me.
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@candymarie (1368)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
Wow, I don't think I've had either of those with my bbq foods, MAYBE mashed potatoes, but no, usually I have a baked potato as well.
@jambi462 (4593)
• United States
10 Feb 09
I prefer boiled rice to mashed potatoes but I think that mashed potatoes are still really really good. It all depends on what kind of food each one is for example there are a bunch of different styles of rice that you can make and you can do some cool things with mashed potatoes as well. But still I prefer rice over mashed potatoes I believe.
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• United States
10 Feb 09
[i] I think mashed potatoes would be better. Another great idea would be potator salad as well. I love that during a barbque. I think that is my favorite time of the year around Ohio, summer that is when we barbque the most around here. Also make sure you make baked beans as well. Those are another great add on to a meal such as that as well. [/i]
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
10 Feb 09
I am more likely to have mashed potatoes that rice with my BBQ. But I also do rice sometimes. I think it depends on what I am in the mood for. Rice I tend to get more spicy with while with potatoes I keep it a bit milder. Also the kids tend to like potatoes more that rice and I make that more often then rice. I rarely every have pasta with bbq though when I was camping last year I did. i found it easier to make than anything else with very limited kitchen ability.
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@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
I would love any of the two.I don't mind when mashed potato is only available I can try.Anyway I have been eating rice since I was a kid.I have tasted mashed potato and I like it too with barbecue.
@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
10 Feb 09
Hi Modstar hmmmm quite mouth watering post well normally here bar-B-Q is taken with some sauces and clay oven bread, right from oven but if u r in italian or other resturants then mostly its served with Mashed Potaoe and garlic rice, I like both, if i have to choose between 2, then trust me i am potatoe Lover Take care
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@piya84 (2589)
• India
10 Feb 09
mashed potato with spices and sweat curd orhot tomamto sauce.
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