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RE: Rice is Nice 2004/02/04 15:03:21 (permalink)
I have had 4 rice cookers over the years, and the Zojirushi NHS-10HX 6-Cup Rice Cooker/Steamer is my favorite. I have given two a Christmas presents. It's a little more (list $69.99, but $49.99 on Amazon), but I swear by it -- rather than at it.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2004/02/04 16:30:26 (permalink)
I could never embrace any diet that bans rice. I'm from the Upper South, but I prefer all my gravies, especially chicken and pork, over rice, not mashed potatoes, not biscuits, and certainly not light bread, a trick my wife pulled once in my presence, since she dislikes gravy over rice. Somehow, though, the marriage has survived.

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RE: Rice is Nice 2004/02/04 17:10:03 (permalink)
Left over gravy on bread! One of my all time favorites!
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RE: Rice is Nice 2004/02/04 17:13:10 (permalink)
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Left over gravy on bread! One of my all time favorites!

No kidding! Gravy and sliced bread is right on time!(like rice too)I save my gravy when I fry chicken or chops and bring to work with me the next day with a couple of slices of bread, nuke the gravy and viola! instant breakfast/lunch!
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RE: Rice is Nice 2004/02/05 05:24:24 (permalink)
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Left over gravy on bread! One of my all time favorites!

When I make gravy, I try to save some for a snack of gravy over toast or toasted biscuits. I learned that homemade biscuits are very good the next day, if split and toasted in a toaster oven. Place on a pan and lightly toast the top of the split biscuits.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2004/02/06 16:30:43 (permalink)
I enjoy about any gravy over rice, potatoes, french fries, any bread and especially East Tennessee Fried cornbread and about any meat that I serve and a lot of veggies.

My favorite gravy is
1: Sausage
2: Fried chicken
3: Pork Chop (fried)
4: Roast beef
5: Meatloaf
6: Red eye

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RE: Rice is Nice 2004/02/06 17:26:52 (permalink)
Dearfolk,
Now I've got that blasted song, "Rice Is Nice," playing on the involuntary jukebox in my head. Yaaaaah! Do y'all suppose shock treatments would help?
Grainily, Ort. Carlton in Grey-But-Not-Gravy Athens, Georgia.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2004/02/06 17:47:57 (permalink)
I hate to get songs in my head. For some reason, they stay with you all day long.

Another thing that bothers me is that I like my gravy over rice better than potatoes.

There are more kinds of rice than I can imagine. I went to Krogers to get some rice to make some Sushi. I was informed that my rice I bought was not acceptable. I had to buy another kind that was sticky.

With my gravy, just plain white rice taste perfect.

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RE: Rice is Nice 2004/02/11 16:48:43 (permalink)
Anyone ever tried Creole Rose rice from Louisiana? I've been using it for a couple of months and have been quite pleased with the results. Comes in an old-style cloth bag, too.

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RE: Rice is Nice 2004/02/11 16:53:50 (permalink)
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Anyone ever tried Creole Rose rice from Louisiana? I've been using it for a couple of months and have been quite pleased with the results. Comes in an old-style cloth bag, too.

Fred Sauceman



I've been hooked on it for years. It's my favorite American grown rice.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2004/02/11 17:43:50 (permalink)
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Anyone ever tried Creole Rose rice from Louisiana? I've been using it for a couple of months and have been quite pleased with the results. Comes in an old-style cloth bag, too.

Fred Sauceman


Fred, where do you obtain this rice. I saw cloth bags of rice in Sam's Club this week, but didn't look at them.

I buy the premium California medium grain rice used in my friend's Asian restaurant (in 50 lb. bags at his price). I use a lot of rice. I've been buying my rice through the restaurant for years, as everything white in grocery stores here is par boiled. My coop refuses to sell white rice, so plain white rice must be purchased from the Asian markets or somewhere like a Sam's club.

Who would have thought that white, unprocessed rice would be unavailable in the big Kroger stores of the Upper South?

Incidentally, one time the 50 lb. bag I picked up was different. The rice was grown in California, but packaged and sold by an Asian firm. I thought it tasted somehow different, but delicious, so I checked the bag, and sure enough, the rice kernals were coated with corn syrup.

My restaurant friend had decided to sample a bag (and got one for me), unawares of the sugar coating. Neither of us ever used that brand again, but it sure was good.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2005/02/04 14:23:53 (permalink)
We had rice last night, with Swiss Steak over the top. It got me to wondering whether I like rice or potatoes better as a side. I think it's whatever one is on my plate, but rice with a crem gravy is sure hard to beat.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2005/02/04 14:44:13 (permalink)
Until reading this topic today, it had never occurred to me to put gravy on rice. Huh.... learn something new every day. I've never seen it done. Riced potatoes with gravy, yes. But actual rice with gravy on it? That's a new one to me.

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RE: Rice is Nice 2005/02/04 16:26:36 (permalink)
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Until reading this topic today, it had never occurred to me to put gravy on rice. Huh.... learn something new every day. I've never seen it done. Riced potatoes with gravy, yes. But actual rice with gravy on it? That's a new one to me.

Cindy


Oh my gosh, Cindy, We've had Pork chops and Rice with Cream Gravy about once a week

since I was a kid. Sometimes I make Rice with Steak and the Beef Broth gravy. A piece of white bread underneath the meat is mandatory to sop up the gravy of course. Our family's cooking heritage-Missouri & Texas- dictated that we almost always had rice with pork & potatoes with beef, both with gravy. Don't know why, it was just always that way.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2005/02/04 16:52:59 (permalink)
http://www.carolinafoodpros.com/products/details.aspx?gid=5&pid=00037
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RE: Rice is Nice 2005/02/04 16:55:21 (permalink)
Whoops. Posted above before I was ready...

I bought this cooker for my Dad last year and he loves it. Use it on the stovetop. Of course you can steam veggies in it too.

It's a beautiful addition to your kitchen.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2005/02/04 16:57:49 (permalink)
Wow Huntryce, That whole website is really neat, as is the rice cooker.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2005/02/28 14:26:33 (permalink)
I bought 25# of brown rice at Jungle Jim's last week and having a bowl of it now. I just make it in the microwave. let me know if there is a better wy to make rice.
I also bought some wild rice and some red rice which I have been unable to find locally. I'll probably save those for stir fried veggies.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2006/03/25 02:32:28 (permalink)
I just got a new Oster food steamer and so far love it. Have to try rice in it.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2006/03/25 05:48:09 (permalink)
My favorite ways with rice are: fried, sticky/sushi, pilaf, and pudding.

I just can't get behind plain white rice the way my husband can..
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RE: Rice is Nice 2006/03/25 07:31:17 (permalink)
I eat a ton of rice also, but just can't bring myself around to buy another gadjet for my kitchen. But there is a Chineese takey outie spot that I frequent with an open kitchen type concept and I noticed they use one. Maybe someone here will change my mind. The item I did buy though was a set of rice bowls, I like my rice hot and if just glopped on a plate it cools down pretty quickly, the bowls keep it nice and hot. Chow Jim
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RE: Rice is Nice 2006/03/25 21:44:32 (permalink)
I will usually opt for rice as a side dish if it is available when I eat out.
When at home, I usually make yellow rice...I make a meal out of it: with stewed tomato's, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers in it. Sometimes corn.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2006/03/29 18:28:51 (permalink)
It's always been sort of a joke in our family - my parents met during WWII, my mother was from Texas, my dad from NOLA. The first time she cooked rice for him, she made it the way she grew up eating it, which was to cook it like oatmeal with butter and sugar on it. We enjoyed it that way as kids, but never watched how it was made. Can someone describe this method with the rice to water ratio?
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RE: Rice is Nice 2006/03/30 05:09:56 (permalink)
2 parts water 1 part rice. Chow Jim
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RE: Rice is Nice 2006/03/30 13:35:45 (permalink)
Thanks Jim, I'll try it.
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RE: Rice is Nice 2006/03/31 03:32:57 (permalink)
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2 parts water 1 part rice. Chow Jim

And dont peek.. never lift the lid when cooking rice!
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RE: Rice is Nice 2006/03/31 03:35:07 (permalink)
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It's always been sort of a joke in our family - my parents met during WWII, my mother was from Texas, my dad from NOLA. The first time she cooked rice for him, she made it the way she grew up eating it, which was to cook it like oatmeal with butter and sugar on it. We enjoyed it that way as kids, but never watched how it was made. Can someone describe this method with the rice to water ratio?

Not to get off subject, but my dad and I enjoyed it just like eating oatmeal also. No sugar though..
Some milk and salt and butter...
A big dish of rice for dinner....
Oh, I miss him...
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RE: Rice is Nice 2006/04/02 19:27:55 (permalink)
I'm big on anything gravy can be poured over. I like pot liquor seasoned and thickened with a bit of corn starch and poured over stuff too.

Speaking of rice for dinner ...
Last year (2004) I went to a "chinese gift giving" party at a friends house around Christmas. I managed to provide the biggest buzz prior to the rounds of gift opening by providing a carefully wrapped 50lb bag of rice as my contribution. (The fact that I put it in a Sony television box for those that couldn't keep their fingers from the gifts made it even more popular)
The hostess, who retained the final choice in the gift-giving ceremonies for herself, selected that gift ... and I ended up with a never-ending stream of invitations to dinner last year all centered around rice (and delicious I might add :-)
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