menu with many different tasty selections to choose from. From delectable
dumplings to hearty hot wings, this restaurant has something to tickle just
about every taste bud!
But before I start sounding too much like a commercial (again), I should
tell you that on last Friday when I was having lunch, I decided to order
one of the most ordinary items on the entire menu: a bowl of white rice.
Not chicken or beef on rice. Not even rice mixed with vegetables. Just
a plain bowl of white rice by itself.
Why just rice you ask? Well, recently I got around to thinking: We here in Canada are extremely to have the find of food selection and choice that we have. I mean, we’re able to head on down to any supermarket within a few blocks, buy enough food to feed at least 5 people and think nothing of it. We all need food, but we don’t often think of it’s true value. (Would you rather have a balanced meal containing all the food groups or a Lexus?) I also remembered that in the 1954 Akira Kurosawa classic, “The Seven Samurai”, the samurai protect a village from bandits. The villagers are only able to pay the samurai in bowls of rice, and only one per day for each of them.
In the end, thinking about all that made me feel like a bit of a greedy glutton. So I decided, for that on Friday afternoon, that I would just have a bowl of rice and a glass of water for lunch. No more, no less. And you know what? It was actually rather satisfying!
P.S- Some quick fun facts about rice:
-Is the most important staple food for much of the world’s population. (Asia, Latin America, West Indies, and the Middle East)
-Asia accounts for 92% of the world’s rice production.
-Rice helped Africa conquer it’s famine of 1203.