The rice problem

by Jon Sullivan - 2022-04-15 - Food

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This is how elderly shut-ins like myself go crazy.

I remember many years ago when my parents were alive, I found out they bought really expensive rice. Of course I made fun of them for it. Come on. It's rice. Why pay extra for fancy rice? What does that even mean? Does it have more "rice" flavor? And you're going to pour curry or stir fry over it anyway. It's all the same. It's a flavor delivery system, nothing more.

I was remembering this yesterday as I went on-line to buy my expensive fancy rice. I've officially become the old person I used to make fun of for being silly in old age.

But it's really good rice. I don't think I can go back to the cheap stuff. Or maybe it's stubborn pretentiousness. Maybe I've fallen into the same trap my parents did. Maybe there is no difference but I just feel adults need to outgrow cheap rice so they can make fun of "kids these days".

The problem is that as I try to save for retirement, maybe I shouldn't be splurging on gourmet rice. The bill yesterday came to over $100. For rice. How much is a huge bag of cheap crappy rice? $10? Sure, that $100 of rice will last several months, but still..... If I'm wasting money this badly on rice, what else am I screwing up in my budget? If I'm so casually irresponsible with rice purchases, do I need to reevaluate my entire budget? What does my rice choice say about me as a person?

But it's really good rice. Lundberg, if anyone is wondering. Their rice really is much better. I make up a batch mixing brown rice, wild rice blend, and quinoa. Great in soups or whatever. Plenty of fiber. I'm all about the fiber. Quite delicious as well. So, sure, yeah, not silly after all, am I right?

Or maybe I'm just sliding towards senility and an existential rice debate is how I'll drift into old age.

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