We now have nine because I just bought orzo, which isn't technically rice, but will be counted as such in the household rice census.
Here are the demographic segments of our rice universe:
3) Long grain white rice. This is what my parents called "Chinese rice" Long-grain, fluffier, not so sticky, and perfect for fried rice or Spanish Rice. I am not brand-loyal, and buy whatever is on sale because I'll be adding flavors when using it.
4) Jasmine rice. Even fluffier than long-grain, and a lovely smell. Good for Chinese food, curry and orange-salsa pork chops. The specific brand escapes me, but I usually buy a bag in the yellow package at Safeway.
5) Sweet sticky rice (mochi kome)--for making mochi (the old-fashioned way) or Portuguese sausage sticky rice. We also have mochiko, which is flour made from this rice. Go with Koda Farms here too. Mochi-kome is available at most Asian grocery stores and mochiko is even available at Safeway.
7) Orzo--technically this isn't really rice. Even though I don't cook it in a rice pot, I sometimes swap orzo for arborio rice. Barilla from Safeway is our favorite.
8) Wild rice--McFadden Farm of California or Trader Joe's have good wild rice blends. Good for cold salads or rice pilaf.
So that's how much rice we need. What about you?
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