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What kind of white rice do you eat at home?

So my friends and I were having a conversation about the kind of rice we eat the other day. 
And of course, since our families are from different parts of Asia, we eat different kinds of rice.
What about you? What kind of white rice do you eat/like to eat?

My family is Filipino so our rice isn't as sticky as the rice here in Japan.
We usually get the rice that's from Thailand.

Of course, while I'm in Japan, I love Akita Komachi.  The rice made in Akita!! It's seriously the best rice in Japan.
I really tend to miss it when it comes to Tokyo school lunch.  The rice just isn't the same.

Well not really sure how many ppl will reply to this post since I know not everyone eats rice on my FL.  But just curious to see what everyone likes.

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xelloss_poo
Aug. 23rd, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
Currently: I'm eating the bag of rice the previous teacher left.

Next: I will buy and eat the rice that I get the best deal on. *nodnod* I'm not too picky with rice. As long as its cooked well enough... And even then, I'll still eat it slightly crunchy depending...
mizukiaya
Aug. 23rd, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
I didn't know you were in Japan. What school/company are you teaching with?

haha...crunchy? I think I only eat it somewhat crunchy when I'm making fried rice. I think my family is particular about our rice because we eat it 24/7 for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And on a much more often basis than the Japanese do...surprisingly.
xelloss_poo
Aug. 23rd, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
... ... You saw me like a little over a week ago... But maybe you just mean that you didn't know I was living here... though I thought you did... *shrugs* Whatever! I'm teaching with AEON in Handa city, about 30-45 minutes out of Nagoya.

*laughs* I think its cause I keep not putting in enough water. I forget how much rice I add, so I don't add enough water. *shrugs* I turned the last batch into rice pudding. *grins* So they have a use.

I can see and agree with that. It makes sense.
mizukiaya
Aug. 23rd, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
Ooop..sorry! >< I didn't associate you with your SN. I totally didn't know what your LJ name was at the time. My bad. ;___; I know who you are now.^^;

I measure the water with my fingers to make sure I have the right amount.
Rice pudding is yummy. ^o^ I wish I could make rice pudding like my Peruvian neighbors make. It's so good!^^
xelloss_poo
Aug. 23rd, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
*laughs* No worries. :)

Hmmm. Interesting.

I love rice pudding. This one is rather plain/simple. I just used a vanilla ice cream cup (because I had no actual vanilla extract), milk, sugar, cinnamon, cooked rice, and two eggs... I don't think I'll put the eggs in it next time I do it... or maybe just the yolks... Because I keep getting these bits of stuff from the clear part of the egg, and it just weirds me out. *shrug*

I'm now also just waiting for my bananas to appropriately ripen so that I can make rice-cooker banana bread. :D
mizukiaya
Aug. 23rd, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Wow you are quite the Martha Stewart, aren't you. I really need to get my own kitchen. I'd like to try making that rice pudding.
xelloss_poo
Aug. 23rd, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
All you need is a rice cooker. *nodnod* Its really all thanks to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ricecookerrecipes/ . They have some things that look really good. It made me want to experiment. The recipe that I used is actually for baking in an oven, but cooking in my rice cooker for about 35 minutes seemed to do it well enough.

And its only because I have a gas range, microwave and rice cooker. I'm used to being able to cook things in an oven. I've been trying to cope, and that group has some pretty interesting ideas to use and of how to change things so you can do them in the rice cooker.
rukawagf
Aug. 23rd, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
sticky rice only. preferably korean or japanese types.

have problems eating chinese rice but i deal with it if it's the only rice available :P
mizukiaya
Aug. 23rd, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
Sticky rice is yummy! I especially appreciate it when using chopsticks. The rice at Chinese-American restaurants just doesn't seem to be made for using chopsticks.><
angelamori
Aug. 23rd, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
I eat Japanese rice. ^_^;; Of the brown, GABA-full variety.
mizukiaya
Aug. 23rd, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
GABA tte nani?
angelamori
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Some kind of mineral? I have no real idea. But it's good for you! ^_^;;;
nitaspitas
Aug. 23rd, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Japanese rice of some sort. Not sure where exactly it's from though... I got it from my coworker whose grandfather brought it last time he visited... the joys of living in inaka-ville, ne? ^^;
mizukiaya
Aug. 23rd, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
aaaah, the perks of inaka life. I esp. appreciate when locals give out free fruit. a bushel of free mikan is always a treat. yum.
I hope your town has a nice place where you can buy more rice once that supply runs out. I mean it isn't a neccessity to have rice imported into your town by nice old men is it?
nitaspitas
Aug. 24th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
lol, yes, we also have supermarkets where they sell more varieties of rice than I know what to do with. I've only bought rice two or three times in the year I've been here, though, and I can't remember what I ended up buying...
kamuro_ishigami
Aug. 23rd, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Since you're a fellow pinoy, you ought to know what sort of rice we eat, neh..? Never knew till now that you're one LOL..and are you a DtB fan, too, or just a ancafe fan?
mizukiaya
Aug. 25th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
^__^
I'm a DTB fan.
And I got interested in ANCafe's music because of it. ^o^
So I've got the single and have been checking out some of their other PVs.
gokumew2
Aug. 23rd, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
Haha, now that I'm home, I can check what type we have! It seems to be from Thailand.
mizukiaya
Aug. 25th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
haha..same as my rice.:p
hinoai
Aug. 24th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
I usually eat whatever kind of rice comes with my curry at the restaurant, or is in the food at school. I used to have a bag of rice, but then it took me over a year to finish it (it was the cheapest one, I don't know what kind it was though), so I decided that I don't want to buy any more rice. Of course, that means that I can't make rice balls..... but I just don't really care for rice enough to make it worth it.

Of course, now I suddenly want a bag so that I can make horchata... Mmm horchata.
mizukiaya
Aug. 25th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
What is horchata?
hinoai
Aug. 25th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
It's a really delicious Mexican rice drink (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horchata). It's really simple to make, and sometimes we would use it in place of milk. It tastes a lot like rice pudding, though liquified of course. ^^ Remind me to make it for you sometime!
sherryillk
Aug. 24th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
The rice I usually buy seems to come from America... Usually either Calrose or some sort of Jasmine rice. Being Chinese, my family typically eats some sort of long grain white rice and I lean that way as well... I also like Basmati at times.
mizukiaya
Aug. 25th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
I think I've had Calrose rice before. I've never had Basmati before tho.
sherryillk
Aug. 25th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
Basmati is an Indian long grain rice and it's very fragrant. It's also a bit more expensive than other types of long grain so I usually don't indulge myself very often. Still, whenever I think Indian food with rice, I think Basmati.
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