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Old 07-23-2006, 07:54 AM   #31
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Minnesota wood parched wild rice.Now this is the brown wild rice, not that awful black wild rice that takes 2 days to cook.

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Old 07-24-2006, 08:01 AM   #32
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Having lived in the heart of Cajun country for 9 years I have come to appreciate the joys of rice and how many dishes can be made using it: jambalya, red beans and rice, gumbo, etouffe, and I even serve my beef stroganoff over it rather than noodles. Chili goes over this divine grain as well. I love all kinds (have not tried the carmague but will certainly look for it) but my absolute favorite is Ellis Stansel's popcorn rice. It is the most flavorful and aromatic rices that I've ever cooked--found it in Lafayette, LA and our local Cajun Meat Market in Houston carries it------the owner makes periodic trips back to L. and brings bags of it to sell. For me, my rice cooker is indispensable.

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Old 07-25-2006, 04:21 AM   #33
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I love rice too. I never used to and then suddenly it became my favourite carb. I think risotto taught me the pleasure of rice, although we don't eat risotto so much now it is one of my favourites. I always have some risooto rice in the cupboard for "can't think what to cook after work" evenings. Lemon risotto, or a plain parmesan one with pistachios are my favourites. Or risi bisi is great...I always check deli counters in super markets to see if they have an end of prosciutto that will be cheap and great for risotto!.

From risotto I graduated to other rices....Wow, yes the carmargue red rice is lovely, and wild rice is wonderful but my currant favourite is a black short grained Korean rice, that takes a little while to cook, but not as long as wild rice, and is great cooked in a little stock, simply. We have rice quite a bit, as another lazy after work meal we have about twice a week is panfried salmon with veg and rice.

Oh, and kedgeree, which we have towards the end of the pay month when I am trying to strech my shopping budget!

We just eat loads of rice.

I wish I could like rice pudding. Maybe somebody here has a TnT recipe which will get me to like it?
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:27 AM   #34
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I love rice as a fluffy bed for chop suey or beef chow mein, in porcupine meatballs, in Spanish rice, stuffed bell peppers, sushi, rice pudding, and (haven't had this since I was a kid) glorified rice. Oh yeah, I also love fried rice, especially the fried rice they make at a Japanese restaurant I used to go to.

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Old 08-11-2006, 04:51 PM   #35
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I love Rice... its one of my fave. side dishes...
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:07 PM   #36
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Spanish rice with bacon. I use Uncle Bens Long Grain White Rice.
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:25 PM   #37
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Being Persian, I only know one kind of rice.
And it goes into everything. For the most part, here at home, I just use basmati rice. No clue what it actually is that they used when I was in Iran, but I think some was grown there.

I like rice with baqala (which I think are fava beans) and dill. I'm actually making it right now.

But since everyone's mentioned risotto, I always forget that it is rice. I've only used arborio rice to make it. All the different rices though make me want to try a bunch of new kinds since all I ever have at home are basmati, and I guess once or twice, arborio.
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:04 PM   #38
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My favorite is risotto. I use arborio also. For everyday rice, I like
a medium grain, in reality I haven't met a rice I didn't like.
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:11 AM   #39
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My favourite way to do rice at the moment is with coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves, I have used this for most of my Thai dishes lately. I also love all rice puddings ( so do my hips) kedgeree, pilafs etc.
Bring on the rice. :) Just treat each variety how it is meant to be treated, then add you own touch!
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:56 AM   #40
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Friends we know from Hawaii came to visit recently. One of them was born & raised in Hawaii. All of us spent quite a few years there. He said he was bringing and cooking the ahi, I was in charge of everything else. When they arrived I gave them the choices of three types of rice I had. Everyone's face lit up when I said I had cal-rose.

Not trying to push a brand here. Just that it is a versatile short-grain for all purpose use. I made spanish rice with it last night and my husband is still having happy dreams about it! He loves rice much more than I do. I, personally prefer the long grains (basmati, jasmine) and converted. Oh, dearie me. But my international guests always love my cal-rose.

Maybe I should write them for an ad? Nope, I don't think so. Given the huge bags they used to sell in Hawaii, they're doing quite well on their own. I get it here in I think it is 5 lb bags and am happy with that.

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