No, I don't think you have...I'm over 50...so... Oh, and if you don't mind, don't use the 'sh' word when talking about anything food and culinary related...it spoils the appetite!
Originally Posted by Balooz
That's a good point about the 'converted' rice. I'm not sure, but I think it was a jasmine rice...cooks for about 20 minutes I think...so it might be a step beyond 'natural' rice. Sounds like there are more science experiment options now!
I'm not trying to be argumentative with this next paragraph, so please don't be offended. I'm not saying 'no you are wrong' about rice... but do you think it is possible that there is another culinary expert who has studied for 20 or more years who might have another opinion than yours? Or, who might claim 'its a fact' that rice can and does absorb moisture at lower temps? It is possible? When you start using absolute language...and get defensive about it, my impression of your expertise tends to lessen. I'm not saying I should regard what you say less, but that is my tendency when someone gets very defensive and absolute. Hey, the facts are what they are, and I haven't lived that close to rice facts as you have. So you are probably correct. Still, it doesn't hurt to consider other possibilities. Just a helpful hint. That's something I've learned from living for over 50 years...YMMV.
Now, let's talk about the best way to get rid of hiccups! THAT should be a short discussion...
Oh, one more thing about rice. I went backpacking a couple of weekends ago with my youngest daughter and her friend (and her friend's Dad). We got to the campsite early, and we weren't sure if our friends would make it or not that ngiht. So we ate our dinner. It was a seasoned Lipton Rice packet, very converted because it only took 7 minutes of boiling. After we were done, our friends arrived. The Dad had never been backpacking before. They brought a Zaterins rice box, took 25 minutes to cook...and they only had a tiny pot to cook it in so they had to cook 2 batches. I had the only stove, so I used it for 10 minutes for our dinner, and 60 minutes for theirs! That butane cartridge that was supposed to be good for about 5 days was 2/3rds gone! I had just enough to handle our breakfast the next morning. Good thing we were only on a 1 night trip. So, although such converted rice may not be the best from a culinary standpoint, when you are backpacking...bring a bigger pot and food that doesn't take so much fuel to cook!
Where did we hike to did you ask? You didn't? Oh, well since we are talking about it, we hiked to Rocky Top, a point along the Appalachian Trail on the Tennessee/North Carolina border. My daughter had it on her 'todo list', to climb to Rocky Top and sing the song "Rocky Top" while standing on Rocky Top. And with me being a University of Tennessee graduate, we knew all the words!