Your article about rice is lovely, but linking to recipes for wild rice is somewhat misleading -- wild rice is, in fact, the grain of certain grasses not directly related to rice as we commonly know it.
My motto is "Rice cures all." Its my ultimate comfort food. For stomach cramps (or any other ailments) my mother taught me how to make rice tea. Just toast a couple of tablespoons of rice in a small saucepan until golden, and then poor boiling water into the pan and steep into a beautiful, soothing tea. It works like magic! Rice really does cure all!
I loved reading your article regarding the rice ritual, it is amazing and very interesting. Rice seems so important in daily diet and so great!
Hawaii, 20 yrs ago, I saw McDonalds had rice on the breakfast menu. I was craving it & find the comment on spirit to be why. Rice rules! (whole grain 4 me!)
Thank you for reminding just how much I loved my mother's breakfast rice in the mornings as a child. I think I will prepare this for my husband and I this weekend.
Thank you for this article. I am a nutritionist and food educator, and thankfulness is sometimes hard to remember and to teach. I think if we all said thanks and appreciated all the energy behind just getting the food to the table, we'd be a healthier society, overall. Much Thanks!
Eating rice always makes me feel grateful for everything I have.