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Old 11-17-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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Sugar in rice??? Sure!
Sugar in Tea? Great!
Sugar in cornbread? OK.....whatever floats your boat.
Sugar in Grits?? WTF IS YOUR PROBLEMS???

Gotta second this...sugar, butter, and rice is like candy.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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porridge...never knew what it was.
?!?!

You do know what oatmeal is though right? Quaker Oats?
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: USA
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Well I always have lived in the city in Louisiana and grew up with cream of wheat. Strangely enough my southern mother never cooked grits-why, I don't know (didn't own a double boiler I guess). I liked cream of wheat better than oatmeal as it didn't seem quite as pasty. Now I do eat oatmeal and I do like grits. I have never been to a restaurant that offered shrimp and grits. Certainly there must be some around here, but I haven't ran into it yet. Some Louisiana style food is pretty scarce in Shreveport.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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Sugar in rice??? Sure!
Sugar in Tea? Great!
Sugar in cornbread? OK.....whatever floats your boat.
Sugar in Grits?? WTF IS YOUR PROBLEMS???
Hold up...rice and sugar!? They do that where you're from!? I thought that was only a weird, rural Maryland thing... I didn't know that anyone from anywhere else ate rice like that. My relatives in rural Maryland grew up eating rice only with cream and sugar--no other way. None of my family with roots in other states ever heard of that. My family from GA ate rice mostly with gravy.

My paternal grandfather told me that before he moved from Maryland to Harlem, NY in the 1950s, he thought that rice was primarily a foreign food--basically a food that mostly Chinese or Asian people ate. Other than eating it occassionaly with cream & sugar, it was never a staple food in his area of rural MD.

He said that when he first got to Harlem, he was surprised to see African Americans from other parts of the South who ate rice in other ways--and as a primary staple. His wife (my step-grandmother) was originally from South Carolina, and she ate rice EVERY SINGLE DAY. She ate it with beans or peas, or topped with vegetables like cabbage, or with gravy, and other ways. When he met her, he started eating it her way--the way that's most common in my experience.

Man, I just learned something.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: USA
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Yes, I agree Nomad-rice to me was kind of substitute for potatoes (just for a change). We used to eat roast beef, rice and gravy and either some LeSueir peas(spelling) or purple hulls(summertime) with cornbread of course.

I have heard of people even in the South like rice with butter and sugar, but I always liked it with dinner or supper. Believe it or not I was grown by the time I had hoppin' John. I love it.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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Hold up...rice and sugar!? They do that where you're from!? I thought that was only a weird, rural Maryland thing... I didn't know that anyone from anywhere else ate rice like that. My relatives in rural Maryland grew up eating rice only with cream and sugar--no other way. None of my family with roots in other states ever heard of that. My family from GA ate rice mostly with gravy.

My paternal grandfather told me that before he moved from Maryland to Harlem, NY in the 1950s, he thought that rice was primarily a foreign food--basically a food that mostly Chinese or Asian people ate. Other than eating it occassionaly with cream & sugar, it was never a staple food in his area of rural MD.

He said that when he first got to Harlem, he was surprised to see African Americans from other parts of the South who ate rice in other ways--and as a primary staple. His wife (my step-grandmother) was originally from South Carolina, and she ate rice EVERY SINGLE DAY. She ate it with beans or peas, or topped with vegetables like cabbage, or with gravy, and other ways. When he met her, he started eating it her way--the way that's most common in my experience.

Man, I just learned something.
We ate rice with butter and sugar for breakfast...I think it's pretty common.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:06 PM
 
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What one? I'm not following what you're saying...

I've never tried shrimp and grits, but I know it's more of a coastal dish originating in New Orleans/other Gulf Coast cities and in the Lowcountry area of Charleston. I have noticed that many finer restaurants have picked it up and now serve it, but it just isn't appetizing to me. I love shrimp and I wouldn't want to ruin it.
Shrimp-and-grits seem to be more of a Locountry thing, but I know people along the Mississippi Gulf Coast that eat it too. Mix it with some butter and some Tony Chachere's or Old Bay seasoning, and I'm in heaven. Yall don't know what yall are missing! LOL.

When I lived in Florida, Fish-and-Grits was popular. Fried fish, usually grouper. Now THAT I did not like at all.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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?!?!

You do know what oatmeal is though right? Quaker Oats?
No; I've never heard of that either.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Hold up...rice and sugar!? They do that where you're from!? I thought that was only a weird, rural Maryland thing... I didn't know that anyone from anywhere else ate rice like that. My relatives in rural Maryland grew up eating rice only with cream and sugar--no other way. None of my family with roots in other states ever heard of that. My family from GA ate rice mostly with gravy.

My paternal grandfather told me that before he moved from Maryland to Harlem, NY in the 1950s, he thought that rice was primarily a foreign food--basically a food that mostly Chinese or Asian people ate. Other than eating it occassionaly with cream & sugar, it was never a staple food in his area of rural MD.

He said that when he first got to Harlem, he was surprised to see African Americans from other parts of the South who ate rice in other ways--and as a primary staple. His wife (my step-grandmother) was originally from South Carolina, and she ate rice EVERY SINGLE DAY. She ate it with beans or peas, or topped with vegetables like cabbage, or with gravy, and other ways. When he met her, he started eating it her way--the way that's most common in my experience.

Man, I just learned something.
Sugar rice is pretty common in the south.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:56 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Rice is eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, & desert and basically goes with everything.
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