After my rant about food scandals here, I had lunch with some of my beading classmates.
We were talking about the food scandals and two of my classmates (who are related through their husbands), shyly admitted that they don't have a problem with rice because they grow their own!
I was envious of this, but happy that there are people out there who can enjoy rice without having to worry if it has been tainted with chemicals or mold.
So on Saturday, an errand arose out of the blue and I met up with the classmate that grows her own rice....she and her husband had just cleaned the harvested rice which is called seimai, and she gave me a ziploc bag of freshly cleaned rice!
Last night, I washed several cups and pre-set my rice cooker for breakfast this morning.
I usually don't make "white rice", always add in extra grains for fiber or add in some genmai (brown rice), but I thought since we were trying my classmate's rice we should try it "plain"....delicious.
The grains seemed a bit smaller than the rice I buy, but still delicious and much appreciated.