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    A lot less Thailand rice...

    I just can not stand it anymore! Rice use to be okay for two or three times per week; but every day with at least two meals? My body has finally said enough.

    The Thai wife is happy with rice or for a big change, noodles....

    Even my daughter is saying let's have some meat and potatoes.

    I have been through many changes while living here in Thailand. At first I wanted nothing but Thai food. Then I wanted what I was raised with.

    We own a rice farm, grow rice and sell rice; but enough is enough!

    I now eat spuds, meat and veggies for most of my dinner meals. The wife eats her Thai native food. My daughter leans 70/30 with my menu.

    What about you?

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    Side Grog Isan and Cow Niauw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
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    Now you're talking!

    Actually sticky rice is quite a welcome break from the jasmine - I use it as a bread substitute to mop the plate with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Actually sticky rice is quite a welcome break from the jasmine
    Sticky turns up about 2 to 1 'round here

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    Nope, I don't really like rice, can't remember the last time I actually finished all the rice on my plate when having a Thai meal, happens occasionally though with Indian curry as I don't like to waste all that lovely curry sauce.

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    My Isaan family are a bit unusual, because they don't like sticky rice much. I'd say it's about evenly split between spuds, rice and bread for me (often have a sandwich for lunch), and just occasionally pasta or sticky rice. I do like me spuds and bread, no way I'd go entirely native and drop them.
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    I don't like sticky rice. I do like Jasmine rice, potatoes, noodles, bread, and pasta. I like a variety, not the same thing day in and day out. While in the Philippines they wanted rice three times a day and never missed.

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    Sticky rice leads to sugar diabetes and jasmine rice is the highest in cholesterol among all the rice types.Combining meat with starches ie potato or rice adds inches to our waist lines and creates bloated stomachs.
    Try veg and lean fat meats like chicken or fish instead.While your at it dont buy the local white bread that has the same effect as the rice in bloating you and blocking your intestines.

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    a 25 kg bag last 3 weeks here, back home in Europe we may be had enough with 10 kg rice for a year...

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    I quite fancy Jasmin rice. The sticky rice needs to be fresh for me to get into it.

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    Khao Niow Bing - now there's a winner.

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    I am diabetic. My doctor said two serving spoons of rice or one small potato, or one slice of bread, ... My wife and my doctors are good friends so I live in "Food Hell" always hungry, but feeling better so I guess I should not complain. AT is right. Eat more vegetables and lean meat. I eat fish mostly

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    I never eat sticky rice, the missus eats it once a week.

    Normal rice maybe 4 times a week.

    The best bread in Isaan 5 or 6 times a week.

    Spuds maybe a couple of times a week.

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    i fukkn hate rice!
    my kids love the shit so i have to cook it from time to time, but i won't eat it.

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    I guess I'm lucky.
    I love rice. (never had it growing up as my father fought the Japs in WWII and swore we'd never have it in our house)
    He's rolling over in his grave now that i'm writing this.
    Khao Niow is good too.

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    I don't mind the rice with most meals. If I am not in the mood, I will not eat it. Sticky rice is OK, but I do like to buy some good French bread to supplement. It is normal to get bored with what you eat especially if it is the same every day. I try to switch from soups, to sandwiches to the regular Thai food that is around. Eat lots of fruit and veges to keep everything moving and plenty of water and OJ. If you are worried about gaining weight, cut down on the carbs and sugar and the pounds should drop off. Overall, if I eat what the Thais do, I lose weight, but I do get bored.
    I guess we are all lucky to have enough money to purchase the food we like instead of being stuck with the rice and a little meat and veges like most Thais.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiddler View Post
    He's rolling over in his grave now that i'm writing this.
    That is OK, a little exercise never hurt anyone. I am going to be buried with a tread mill.

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    always have potatoes, bread, and meat as well as Jasmine rice and noodles with the usual assortment of veggies in house. We eat when and what we are hungry for at the time. I usually have tea, toast, jam, and fruit for breakfast. Not unusual to have a sandwich or Thai food for lunch. 50 / 50. Dinner varies as well. What ever we are hungry for. I do like the variety though.
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    My wife cooks 6 nights a week.

    Only two will have rice.

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    Same as you hilly, I burned out on rice about 2 years ago, I made it 18 years eating it once or twice a day. Now I still like sticky rice, yellow rice, and fried rice, but the plain old white boiled stuff NO!

    So I started cooking western food 3 nights a week, it then went to 4 and sometimes 5 for the kids and I. The wife has gone on a weird diet that seems to be only fish and nam prick which is not the kind of food I want growing kids eating.

    But when the kids went alone for the states I hoped they would come back craving rice as they had always done. But no the opposite now they dont really like it at all and the topping served on rice are not good with milk which they drink with their meals.

    So the result is 5 or 6 nights a week of cooking for me. Some are easy dishes, some like spaghetti is made in bulk then frozen in containers that just have to be re heated. If I make a taco meat up I always make enough for three meals, so its just reheat the meat again.

    The result is my kids in a year are now taller than mom and closing in on 165 cent, and they are 13.

    Problem is with the renovations the kitchen is not as accessible before and I have burned my left wrist on an oven element, and my right wrist with hot oil I was frying chicken fried steaks in. But that was down to me getting more clumsy as I age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    I just can not stand it anymore! Rice use to be okay for two or three times per week; but every day with at least two meals? My body has finally said enough.

    The Thai wife is happy with rice or for a big change, noodles....

    Even my daughter is saying let's have some meat and potatoes.

    I have been through many changes while living here in Thailand. At first I wanted nothing but Thai food. Then I wanted what I was raised with.

    We own a rice farm, grow rice and sell rice; but enough is enough!

    I now eat spuds, meat and veggies for most of my dinner meals. The wife eats her Thai native food. My daughter leans 70/30 with my menu.

    What about you?
    Sounds like an OP MrsMiggins could have written (except without the swear words)

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    I eat rice everyday like a Thai.

    In fact, after living here for several years my diet is now nearly 100% Thai food.

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    Well yesterday I bought 20 potatoes and no rice to feed my family for the next 10 days. I feel my village is going to be an island.

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    I go with the flow. Been eating rice (Jasmine) at least once a day for a long time now and it's OK with me. Since a rice cooker is always going in the house, doing potatoes is extra work to me. The missus enjoys a spud now and again as well as me but we don't go out of our way to find/cook them. Not too much a fan of sticky rice though.
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    I'm happy with rice. We're getting along just fine at the moment.

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