After a short while, I knew I had to master the cooking of rice. I was up to the challenge, I hoped. I started experimenting with brown rice and came up with quite a few really good recipes. Rice goes with everything. That was my hint to add anything. Onions, carrots, apples, nuts, zucchini.......anything. Sauces were as versatile as the add-ons.
The one rice, I had made for years was fried rice. It was terrible but it was my best rice dish. This was the time to learn how to make a good fried rice and I did. I was like a child, proud, taking his/her first step.
Pilaf was new to me. It sounded so exotic. How foolish, I was. I made this dish and again, it worked. I can only imagine what I did to the rice before this. I have blocked it.