Rice is my favourite food and as I learn more about human nutrition and food preparation it has only become more important to my culinary lifestyle. Simply put, rice is delicious and it only gets better when adding some of other great flavours. Spicy food gets an extended run when all of the flavour is integrated into each grain of rice. Mmm, I know what will be prepared at dinner tonight.
Now manufacturers are using rice and its organic waste to produce new biodegradable products and materials. Keetsa, a mattress and sleep product firm, produces and sells their rice/tea sleep sets online at Keetsa.com - I would recommend them to people looking for an expensive alternative to traditional mattresses.
Rice recipe books are usually lacklustre, I've found that simply importing rice into other great recipes has been a much better choice. Unfortunately most of my recipes come from different places across the internet and the Linux recipe book programs are far too technical and unattractive at this point. Rice is great on its own, so maybe all that effort isn't entirely necessary. Mmm.. bland.
Rice even has a history in the hacker community in Captain Crunch, a cereal based on rice crackers that doesn't go soggy in milk. Japanese patents taken over by Americans after world war two led to this innovative food making its way to western tables. Hackers found their calling from the marketing of this cereal, the captains trusty dog was called by whistle, the Cap'n Crunch whistle which was packaged in. That whistle would become the key to free communication and thus a hacker subculture found its roots. Through intellectual property theft from the Japanese and American marketing - seems like a pirates life.
Rice can be grown in nearly any safe climate, this is another reason why my interest is piqued. If rice can be grown in Niagara I would be very interested in subscribing to receive the freshest, delicious (and hopefully affordable) rice that I would ever consume. So if you haven't enjoyed rice recently please take the time to find some and get creative.
(I'll be looking into more rice based greentech in the coming weeks, please stop by to see the results.)