Boyfriend Freckle is the type of person to not check cupboards and fridges before going out for groceries. Recent cleaning out of said cupboards showed me that we own four different kinds of rice, three pastas, five bags of noodles, and some couscous.
After feeling some sweet relief about finding absolutely no weevils or other beasties in any of the packages, I felt at a loss.
I’m a potato person. Mash ’em, bake ’em, put ’em in a stew, you know how it goes. I usually only eat rice if it comes in the shape of pudding with a pear on top, and pasta only happens when I’m at the Italian restaurant and don’t feel like pizza. But I also knew that it would be beneath me to ignore these packages or (even worse) throw them away.
After three meals (noodles – success, rice – boring, couscous – drowned) I felt like I did what I could and was ready to make rice crackers that could last me well into 2015.
So this is where I turn to you, unicorns. It’s just the two of u,s so tips about making a Chinese Rice Buffet aren’t particularly needed, but I’d love to branch out. I’m sure there’s more to rice and pasta than “add vegetables and sauce,” right? Right? And if there are more sweet things out there than rice pudding… I’d love to hear it.
Meanwhile, my boyfriend is already Pavloved in such a way that he yells, “I won’t get any!’ whenever he goes to get groceries. I’m sure these rice mountains will fade away, someday.