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Rice doesn't go well with cheese like pasta does so pasta is better
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Uhhh..........No! Its good, but no!
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I don't like rice :\
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I've never actually eaten a dish with rice that I disliked, it's something we always have at the house and there are plenty of ways to cook it up.

My absolute favorite rice dish however is Jambalaya. Really any creole dish is at the top of my list.

As far as a side though, it's not my favorite. I like it better when rice is fully incorporated into a meal.

It may just be because i'm Irish, but potatoes are my favorite side dish. You can have fries, chips, hash-browns, rosemary potatoes, mashed, baked, scalloped / au-gratin; the list goes on. Plus, most of those recipes can be used for sweet potatoes as well which makes them even better!
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Posted 7/31/16 , edited 7/31/16

FlyinDumpling wrote:

not really, for example

It's weird to have rice as a side dish for a cheese burger.


I can actually think a few cases that, that would work really well. Such as a lamb burger, with spiced cheese, along side a rice, mushrooms and onion stir fry.
The burger would be consumed above the rice, the fat of the lamb would drip into the rice, the rice could be used as a palate cleanser for the lamb, further enhanced by mostly unspiced mushrooms. Since lamb absorbs characteristics of spices and herbs, and converts it into an after taste. The cleansing should allow one to savour the burger more. Once the burger has been consumed the mushrooms should now gain a more potent flavour, however one deprived of the cheese spices, since the cheese should not have been cooked onto the lamb meat. This will be a constant that hopefully will also meld with the residing after taste. The mushrooms and onions should also keep the rice from getting dry, and the juice from the mushroom should help carry the spiced fat. Ideally you should save a little bit of the lamb meat, break it up and fuse it with the rice, to in the end prevent the rice from getting too soft. The lamb burger should also have a small amount of raw onions, on it to subside any intense spices and to have a crisper texture than all the other ingredients, naturally the mushrooms and onions and the rise would be cooked and all the onions should be red onions.
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Tay01 wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:

not really, for example

It's weird to have rice as a side dish for a cheese burger.


I can actually think a few cases that, that would work really well. Such as a lamb burger, with spiced cheese, along side a rice, mushrooms and onion stir fry.
The burger would be consumed above the rice, the fat of the lamb would drip into the rice, the rice could be used as a palate cleanser for the lamb, further enhanced by mostly unspiced mushrooms. Since lamb absorbs characteristics of spices and herbs, and converts it into an after taste. The cleansing should allow one to savour the burger more. Once the burger has been consumed the mushrooms should now gain a more potent flavour, however one deprived of the cheese spices, since the cheese should not have been cooked onto the lamb meat. This will be a constant that hopefully will also meld with the residing after taste. The mushrooms and onions should also keep the rice from getting dry, and the juice from the mushroom should help carry the spiced fat. Ideally you should save a little bit of the lamb meat, break it up and fuse it with the rice, to in the end prevent the rice from getting too soft. The lamb burger should also have a small amount of raw onions, on it to subside any intense spices and to have a crisper texture than all the other ingredients, naturally the mushrooms and onions and the rise would be cooked and all the onions should be red onions.
the image I had in my mind was a mcdonalds cheese burger with a side of white rice.
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Posted 7/31/16 , edited 7/31/16

gamedude107 wrote:

Rice doesn't go well with cheese like pasta does so pasta is better


...what? Cheese and rice can be lovely together, and many cuisines use them as such, Spanish, Mexican, and Greek food do so often. Plus at least to my knowledge, pasta is far less often a side dish.
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I would consider rice a centerpiece to a meal. Planning around starches when cooking or using them in the main course is all part of the fun.
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Yes~ Rice it great with all dinner like foods~
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Based on your preference, rice could be the perfect side dish. When it comes down to Asian cuisines I personally say it is the perfect side dish!
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Rell0M7DF wrote:

Uhhh..........No! Its good, but no!


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Rice isn't just a side dish. It is the main ingredient and I can eat tons of it without ever getting tired of it. Rice works with almost anything and is absoloutly the superior form of carbohydrates.
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CatLazer wrote:

Rice isn't just a side dish. It is the main ingredient and I can eat tons of it without ever getting tired of it. Rice works with almost anything and is absoloutly the superior form of carbohydrates.


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Posted 8/2/16
Maybe. I could see myself getting tired of it though as with any food. Variety is the spice of life.
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