Let me start by saying that my lunch today includes rice, which will explain why the conversation I’m about to tell you about took place.
I was on my way to the office kitchen this morning to put my lunch in the refrigerator, and I casually mentioned to some colleagues that I had never made rice before. I made some last night for the first time. They were quite surprised by this and they think I'm weird for never having made rice before. I think any domestic credibility I have with them went down by at least two points for sharing this piece of information with them. And let me just say that I don’t have much credibility to start with when it comes to this area of my life.
Is it so weird that I’ve never made rice before? I really don’t think it is. I like rice, and I think I’ve made some kind of instant/packaged/microwaveable rice before, but I have never boiled water on the stove to make plain rice. I think this is perfectly normal and acceptable. I also think one should not be judged on whether they have made rice before.
To conclude this pointless entry, I must add that I don’t think I’ll be making it again anytime soon. My rice turned out mushy! And I followed the instructions exactly as they were stated on the package. How do you get non-mushy rice???