I really, really love grains. It is my comfort food. This month, September 2010, I’ll post all my favorite things, ideas, and recipes about RICE. Its a great feeling when you take a savoring fork-ful of rich, black wild rice or brown rice, where each kernel kind of goes “thwrong” when you bite it, as you pop through the outer layer to the burst of fluffy inside!
Sometimes I like rice racy-spicy---like flavored hot Thai or Mexican, somethings I prefer tangy, like rice mixed with cilantro, green onion, corn, and Tex-Mex dressing, or Italiano, with lots of perfectly sauteed baby vegetables.
But mostly I like rice just cooked in good broth, served with a little butter, maybe some fresh parsley. That and just toast are ultimate comfort foods for me. Simple. Yet I feel like the richest person in the world when I enjoy something so basic yet so amazing, especially when you consider how each grain came to be and traveled to be in to one’s possession. There would certainly be a lot less waste in the world if we all could just pause and appreciate every little thing we have, even a kernel of grain.
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