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Image of The Day ~ Rice Grain

January 19th, 2011 · 13 Comments

Rice Grain
Rice Grain

Grains of rice, flowing in the wind,
substance, life, nourishment,
a gift of nature.

Seeded, flooded, drained, fields of grain,
harvest again,
the annual for most,
perennial to some,
most important grain in human nutrition.

Long Grain, Medium Grain, Short Grain,
Akita, Arborio, Aromatic, Asian,
Baldo, Bamboo, Basmati, Bhutanese Red Rice, Black Rice, Black Japonica, Bomba, Botan, Brown,
Calasparra, Calrose, Carnaroli,
Della, Delrose, Delmont,
Gaba, Glutinous,
Japanese, Jasmine, Japonica,
Kaljira, Kalo, Koshihikari, Kuthari,
Mochi, Multigrain,
Paella, Pearl, Poha, Pressed, Polow, Popcorn, Puffed,
Red, Risotto,
Shahi, Spanish, Sticky, Sushi,
Vialone Nano,
Waxy, Wild, White, Whole Grain.

Converted, Cream of Rice, Instant, Light Brown, Minute, Parboiled, Precooked, Rough Paddy.

Steamed, boiled, stir fried, sauteed, salad, hot, cold, porridge, pudding, paella, jambalaya, risotto, risi bisi…
…others I need to know or cannot remember?

Jog the mind, push the limits, please let me remember!

What is your favorite rice, dish, or recipe?

Photo © James Jones
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Bon appetite!
©2011 CCR

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sue // Jan 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I do so like that you combined the photo + the poem. All this ties nicely into cooking and makes one appreciate rice more!

  • 2 OC2Seattle // Jan 19, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how many kinds of rice there are? My favorite is wild rice, but a close second is my Mom’s basic cooked rice (rice, bouillon and onion) – so satisfying!

  • 3 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 19, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Thank you so much for the comment on the image and the poem.

    You make that simple rice dish sound so good, it reminds me of an old Creole recipe I used to make which consisted of white rice which was first sautéed in oil, then onions were added and browned, then a warm chicken or beef stock added along with some raisins. This was then covered and allowed to cook 20 minutes until tender.

  • 4 Cakewhiz // Jan 19, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    That poem is fantastic… I did not know there were so many different types of rice. My favorite has to be basmati though i have been trying to eat more brown rice. But, it tastes so icky compared to basmati…lol

  • 5 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Abeer,
    I adore Basmati rice and have to say it and Jasmine are two of my favorite!

  • 6 Grace // Jan 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    My favourite are carnaroli & arborio and rice pudding is my absolute favourite!

  • 7 Beth McMillon // Jan 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Awesome, I love wild rice in soups, good sushi rice, creamy rice pudding rice…. basmati rice and fried rice! But never instant rice…..

  • 8 claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend // Jan 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I order rice at lunch every day love it nice post !

  • 9 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 20, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I have not tried the carnaroli, going to have to find some of that type.

  • 10 Sandra // Jan 20, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Beautiful photo and very nice post..I love rice, any kind!

  • 11 Boudreaux Ryan // Jan 20, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Rice is so good; sometimes we take it for granted because it is such a staple in most diets around the world.

  • 12 Pauline // Jan 23, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Thought I would try again Ryan – Hot milky rice pudding with rivers of raspberry jelly running through – real comfort food in the cold. Then again I also like it cold mixed with whipped cream on a bed of apricot compote. Decisions, decisions. Lovely poem too x

  • 13 sherry lee // Jan 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    wow! i had no idea that there were so many types of rice. favorite?hmmmm easy one!..Seafood paella.