Friday, July 30, 2010
Rice, the Original Brazilian Wife
If you had asked me 8 years ago if rice made the world go round, I would have said no. Rice? Sure it's good stuff but I hardly eat it.
Oh how Rachel's life has changed. I moved to Brazil and realized that rice was my husband's first and, very attached, wife.
Rice and I are on a first named basis now. I spend at least 30 minutes with her twice a day. I wash her, season her, and cook her. Heaven forbid we don't have any made in the house. It'll be mutiny.
I'm just amazed by the power of this carbohydrate. My husband will complain at virtually every meal I make without rice. Even lasagna needs rice on the side.
And I have to say, my children are being raised the in the same manner. No matter the situation, I can always get some rice in them.
So rice, it was a little touch and go in the beginning. But now, I think, we'll have a beautiful and lifelong friendship.