Rice or Potatoes?

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  1. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Tomorrow, I'm cooking a casserole with chicken, almonds, soy sauce, cornflour, onions and pineapple.
    Never made it in my life before but you know it sounds kinda nice, plus of course I have all the ingredients in my cupboard.
    What to have with it? Rice or potatoes? Or pasta? Have all three though the potatoes aren't very great tasting.

    1. goldenpath profile image72
      goldenpathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      OK, I love ya but I got to submit.  When in doubt, have both!  Go really peculiar and have rice stuffed baked potatoes.  smile

    2. waynet profile image69
      waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'd have all 3 because I'm such a pig, but pasta always goes with chicken dishes....I'm off to raid the cupboard for food!!!

  2. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    The casserole sounds as if it has a strong Oriental touch, so I personally would go for rice.

    Sounds good too!

  3. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    I agree, rice. And  I hope you're inviting us over! wink

  4. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Izzy,

    I would go with the rice, instead of potatoes. Reason being, is that the Casserole itself is heavy to eat and the potatoes would also be heavy.

    The rice would be a light side, which would be easier for people to eat more than if served potatoes. smile

    Hope I was helpful smile

    1. myownworld profile image78
      myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you're always helpful Cags....! smile

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you so kindly Myownworld. I try. smile wink

        1. myownworld profile image78
          myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          smile (..now I better move out before I get a potato thrown my way!)

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    sophsposted 8 years ago

    Definately rice!! I love aaallll types of rice, it's ssooo nice! smile

    1. profile image0
      sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ooooo that rhymes! Hehe big_smile

      1. myownworld profile image78
        myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        warm casserole And poetry! what more do we want! wink

        1. profile image0
          sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          A spoon of rice! big_smile hehe

  6. Sally's Trove profile image80
    Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago

    Definitely rice. Whatever you have in your cupboard. But if you care to, you could experiment with "Texmati" or "Jasmati", American varieties of rices. Or go overboard and get some jasmine or basmati rice, if you have a supplier of these rices.

  7. profile image0
    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    cook rice, and add it too the casserole.

  8. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    So it'll be rice, according to all of you and many thanks for your suggestions:)
    I've only got paella rice in the cupboard (and no money to go out buy more) so it'll be that.
    And of course you are all welcome:)))
    Alicante airport is the nearest to here if you find some cheap flights!
    Oh and if it's nice, I'll post the full recipe tomorrow night!

    1. profile image0
      sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ohhhhhh I love paella!! scrap the casserole and just make paella! big_smile

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I love paella without the seafood.
        Can do a valencian paella, I suppose (never tried it) but I'd need more ingredients - like rabbit and green beans! I need to cook what I have in cupboard...

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          sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Weellll, I'll make the paella and bring it along! We'll have a feast! Haha! big_smile

    2. myownworld profile image78
      myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      smile ok...there's five of us! if we split the cost of that flight..and your casserole turns out to be as delicious as it's sounds, I'm sure it'll be worth it! wink

      1. John Kounoupis profile image59
        John Kounoupisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'll bring the cheese, wine, and crackers!

        1. myownworld profile image78
          myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          great! ok. that's two more! big_smile

          1. IzzyM profile image87
            IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            7 to cater for - no probs! Hey I'm looking forward to this now! Cheese and crackers bring, but hey this is espana, don't bring wine..that's like taking coals to Newcastle (sorry an old British expression), we are a wine producing nation!

            1. WriteAngled profile image79
              WriteAngledposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              OK, as an expat in the past, though not in Spain, I reckon I should consider bringing: Marmite, peanut butter, baked beans

              1. IzzyM profile image87
                IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Expats welcome here - they bring cheap goods from the UK! Marmite is great for repelling mosquitoes, apparently, but I prefer Bovril!! To drink I mean not for mosquitoes. DEET does very well thankyou smile
                Peanut butter nah!
                Baked beans? The little tins because I can't eat a whole one. Bring some pan bread please!! Oh I could make a list up. They want nearly £2 for a tin of Heinz spaghetti here!

            2. blondepoet profile image68
              blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Please invite me too Izzy
              A spoon full of rice makes the medicine go down.

              1. IzzyM profile image87
                IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Ok 8 for dinner. Whe my kids were little it was 8 for dinner every day - took me years to learn to cook for 2 LOL.
                Then at Christmas we used to invite everybody round, friends neighbours grandparents. I cooked for dozens!
                Blondepoet you are more than welcome smile

                1. blondepoet profile image68
                  blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Thanks Izzy I will bring some good 'ole Aussie dessert and a bottle of wine.

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          sophsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I like your thinking! big_smile

  9. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    mm...this could be heaven......! smile

    1. AdsenseStrategies profile image76
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Is this another damn religion thread

      1. WriteAngled profile image79
        WriteAngledposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yup, we worship food smile

        1. AdsenseStrategies profile image76
          AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Next thing you know there'll be a conflict in Northern Ireland over whether it should be rice or potatoes

      2. myownworld profile image78
        myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        hey... I didn't say 'hell'!! wink

  10. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    I see you already found the yummy paella recipe by Susana S smile

  11. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    lol lol

  12. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    chicken and rice definitely go together  smile

    1. AdsenseStrategies profile image76
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Rice and potatoes go well together if you ask me, also.

      1. myownworld profile image78
        myownworldposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        whew...so we all agree! no need for war now......!!

        1. Rafini profile image88
          Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          roll

  13. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Yup you are right. Ony problem is I have started a curry for the day after tomorrow (didn't they make a film about that?) and that is definitely rice.
    That's Ok, that's cool, we'll have rice two days a row. No probs.

    1. profile image0
      china manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      With rice but make the potatoes part of the casserole itself- makes it go further

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not going to need it to go further. There is only me and him there and all of you of course smile
        I've made one cheap ready-prepared chicken last three days and if I use up all the not-so-good potatoes tomorrow as well there won't be enough for the day after the day after tomorrow when he is back to egg and chips! lol

        Aussie dessert? Bring it on! <g>

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    Twenty One Daysposted 8 years ago

    yummy, like the combo of onion, pineapple & almond.

    but as a casserole, being baked, suggest a nice light egg or soba noodle. esp. buckwheat (soba) w/ the soy taste.
    would keep the body, not too heavy, but hearty.

  15. profile image0
    sophsposted 8 years ago

    I'm so hungry now!

  16. Flightkeeper profile image71
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Hey, what about riced potatoes? big_smile

  17. blondepoet profile image68
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    http://gi271.photobucket.com/groups/jj153/1QYEV8HPYP/DSC05655.jpg

    Just finished baking it.

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      OMG You're making me hungry now! That looks lovely smile
      Served with some liquid cream from a jug...oh forgot to mention you'll need to bring the cream too, The Spanish only have long-life cream which isn't the same.

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      china manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is obscene !!    We don't get desserts here in China, well we do but not this kind, I haven't seen real fresh cream in nearly 5 years.  Maybe the only things I miss here are desserts and good cheese. But then I have lost a lot of unwanted weight !

 
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