Got Rice? I’m not sure what the heck “extra fancy rice” is?
September 15, 2008 by Dennis Amith
I really don’t eat as much rice for the past six or so years. Mainly because of the carbs and when I do, I typically have eaten more brown rice.
But lately, I’ve been wanting to try various types of rice since I have always kept with the usual Calrose, Jasmine or Nishiki (and even Uncle Ben’s). But yesterday, went to the Seafood City market in San Jose and have heard of how much rice has skyrocketed in price but fortunately, found that 5 or 10 lbs. for rice is still the same. And I grabbed my usual Nishiki but I figured, I’ve eaten the same brands for nearly all my life… it’s time to try another.
So, this time it’s Shirakiku. The thing is… I have no idea what is “Extra Fancy” rice. There are so many kinds of rice available but the words “Extra Fancy” sticks out. Does that mean it tastes better? Looks better? I have no idea…
But I realized…didn’t I do a special project on rice when I asked celebrities what their favorite rice and cooking technique years ago? So, with this week’s topic about rice, why not share with you the old “Got Rice” page:
Celebrity – Got Rice?
by J!-ENT’s Dennis A. Amith
As I stroll through the local grocery store, I see on my list that I need to buy some rice. There are so many different kinds of rice available. I’m not sure if I have tried every brand.
Dr. Shawn Hung told Giant Robot Magazine (Issue No. 10) that the pickiest rice eaters are Japanese who demand high quality. Chinese and Korean are second. Filipinos just want food to eat.
Now, my Asian friends tell me that I must be more picky when it comes to rice.
Hmm… Perhaps I should.
I like my rice sticky and my Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy rice cooker is great at doing just that. I’m not sure what brand of rice I’m eating right now but what I do know is that it freaken crumbles when I attempt to re-heat it the next morning. OK…I must be eating cheap rice. Forget that! I want some good rice.
Throughout the day I’m just thinking about rice. Rice, such an important supplement and right now I just want to buy the best. So, here I am at the market. I stand there looking at each different brand of rice, I wondered too myself…”Hmm, what kind of rice do the actors and actresses, models, professionals and my friends eat?”
Do they buy Uncle Ben’s, California Brown Diamond, Calrose or do they prefer the ultimate Kokuho Rose? Who knows? Well, only one way for me to find out.
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