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rice

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a corn/wheat/rice etc field
▪ In summer the rice fields were lush and green.
a field of corn/wheat/rice etc
▪ The road was surrounded by fields of corn.
brown rice
cook rice/pasta/sausages etc
▪ Cook the pasta for about 8 minutes.
Rice, Condoleezza
rice paddy
rice paper
rice pudding
rice/sugar etc imports
▪ There is pressure on the country to reduce its rice imports.
the wheat/cereal/rice etc crop
▪ In January farmers prepare the ground for the potato crop.
white/wholemeal/rice/wheat etc flour
wild rice
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
boiled
▪ Use in oriental-style dishes and sprinkle it over meat before grilling it or use to liven up leftover boiled rice.
▪ Stir until thickened. 4 Drain chicken and serve with sauce and boiled rice.
▪ Keep away from the fried batter and won-ton pastry dishes and ask for steamed or boiled rice.
▪ Serve with boiled rice and bowls of the dipping sauce.
▪ And at only 70 calories per generous serving of plain boiled rice, you know you are giving them the healthy option.
▪ Serve hot with boiled rice and a dollop of soured cream on top, if you wish.
▪ Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with boiled rice and warm pitta bread.
▪ Serve on a bed of boiled rice, preferably brown rice.
brown
▪ Serve with brown rice and a chicory and orange salad.
▪ Wild rice, more than corn, brown rice, or oats, evokes a mood and a feeling.
▪ Add the cooked brown rice, honey, and buttermilk and mix.
▪ Good sources include brown rice, wholewheat, bran, barley, pulses, carrots and apples.
▪ I opted for stir-fried veggies and brown rice with a glass of white wine of some indeterminate jug sort.
▪ Notice the gluten network holding the golden polenta nuggets and pieces of brown rice and flecks of bran.
dry
▪ There they had spent fourteen days in solitary confinement, chained in heavy leg irons and fed only on dry rice.
▪ The valley was scrubby here: elephant grass, occasional tall trees, and dry rice paddies.
▪ Those dry rice paddies that we walked through, we could swim through; they all filled up with water.
▪ No trees or foothills this time; it was all cleared land, dry rice paddies, and sandy, weed-patched fields.
golden
▪ The group displayed material from Syngenta, the multinational which holds the golden rice patents.
▪ A lack of this vitamin causes blindness throughout rice-eating areas, and this golden-grained rice could solve a pressing problem.
▪ Monsanto's patents are by no means the only barrier to producing golden rice, but they are a major one.
▪ Potrykus's goal is to distribute golden rice free to peasant farmers in all poor countries where rice is grown.
▪ They would cross it with varieties adapted to local conditions, and golden rice could be planted in paddies by 2004.
hot
▪ Grill the kebabs and place on the hot rice to serve.
▪ Serve hot with boiled rice and a dollop of soured cream on top, if you wish.
sticky
▪ A beautiful dish, it is more or less what it sounds like, sticky rice wrapped in green striated lotus leaves.
▪ My father sliced open a square of sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves.
white
▪ The refined carbohydrates - white flour, rice and pasta - should be replaced by wholemeal versions.
▪ As a side dish, serve plain white rice.
▪ Season and cool. 3 Mix the fresh herbs into the white rice and mound up on an attractive serving plate.
▪ Rex scooped up a bucket of water and carefully poured some of it into a small white rice bowl.
▪ Just as white bread was once eaten in preference to brown, so white rice was always the standard choice.
▪ Or choose white rice with Cajun or teriyaki sauce.
wild
▪ I can eat no more of the wild rice which tastes nutty and clings to the roof of my mouth.
▪ He serves the venison with a wild rice compote that contains sun-dried pears, a hard-to-find ingredient.
▪ Below: wild rice and grits are staple elements in Cajun cooking.
▪ We buy our wild rice in broken pieces, which cuts the expense in half.
▪ Oh, that's the wild rice!
▪ Broken pieces of wild rice are much less expensive.
▪ Yes, indeed. Wild rice.
▪ If you are making your own blend, use half wild rice and half brown.
■ NOUN
cake
▪ From top, Smoked salmon rolls with pesto rice, Christmas jewel basmati salad, Basmati rice cake.
▪ In celebration of a new weight control year, the Quaker Oats Co. has developed yet another rice cake flavor.
▪ Basmati rice cake Serves 6-8 1 Boil the rice for 3 minutes in water, then drain.
▪ Deep-fried glutinous rice cakes Glutinous rice is sweet and its sticky texture makes it easy to mould.
crop
▪ The floods destroyed the crop completely and the debt is equivalent to four years' worth of rice crop.
▪ It originally meant the pledging of the coming rice crop to local loan sharks.
▪ Within a short while it became clear that this policy was damaging the rice crop.
▪ Recent projections suggest a 36 percent decline in this year's rice crop and a 22 percent fall in cotton yield.
field
▪ Isn't it true that the men steal from the rice fields?
▪ In winter, rice fields were bare and brown, but there was the anticipation of spring planting just around the corner.
▪ The main area, still submerged, was contoured under water-all for rice fields that were no longer needed.
▪ You could die dawn there with my cousin Trung, in some bloody Delta rice field.
▪ Women gathered at streams to wash clothes and gossip, and they weeded rice fields by hand.
▪ Most rice fields were owned in unequal shares, and the produce was distributed accordingly when the crop was harvested.
▪ Several species are regarded as troublesome weeds in rice fields and irrigation ditches.
flour
▪ Results All subjects consumed the lactulose drink within five minutes and the rice flour pancake within 15 minutes.
grain
▪ Long grain rice is the name generally applied to rice of varying quality and sold as an all-purpose grain.
harvest
▪ An excellent rice harvest caused prices to plummet by 40 %.
▪ You should go at rice harvest, she said.
▪ The busiest time of the year is the rice harvest, if the crop is good that is.
paddy
▪ Methane is also given off by rice paddies and ruminant animals, including cattle.
▪ Chambers panicked and buried himself and the machine gun in the stupid rice paddy.
▪ There is what looks to be a white coastline, brilliant greens, the rice paddies etched on the land.
▪ The en-tire company moved across a rice paddy in echelon formation.
▪ Instead of picking up a gun that morning, Charlie went out into the rice paddies and worked.
▪ No trees or foothills this time; it was all cleared land, dry rice paddies, and sandy, weed-patched fields.
▪ In nature Marsilea is found in ponds, ditches, swamps, rice paddies, and other areas with standing water.
paper
▪ They come wrapped in paper, and not even rice paper which one might eat.
▪ Her skin, stretched over tendons and bones, had the delicacy of rice paper.
pudding
▪ We nearly always had milk pudding, rice pudding, semolina or some other stodge.
▪ Mrs Abigail took a soup-plate from a cupboard and emptied the rice pudding on to it.
▪ And a rice pudding to follow.
▪ Products cover all basic lines including tea and coffee, biscuits, rice pudding and custard.
▪ Voice over Today they had spam or sausage casserole and mash followed by rice pudding and jam.
▪ A simple one-hour massage with oil costs about a tenner but I couldn't resist the wonderfully-named rice pudding massage.
▪ At the end, any dribbles of rice pudding are wiped away with towels.
▪ Those who were fortunate enough to be in the sick wards were given sago, or rice pudding instead.
wine
▪ Add ginger, shallots, the snow pea leaves, rice wine and salt.
▪ Add 1 tablespoon of broth from the chicken pot, the remaining 1 tablespoon of rice wine and the sesame oil.
▪ Kyoto serves its best rice wines chilled in a traditional wine glass.
■ VERB
add
▪ In another pan, warm the sunflower oil. Add the Risotto rice and, stirring continuously, cook for 2-3 minutes.
▪ Stir well. Add rice and then shrimp and stir.
▪ Bring a pan of water to the boil and add the rice, saffron, salt and 2 of the bay leaves.
▪ Gradually stir in the scalding hot milk. Add rice and raisins.
▪ Tabasco can be added to casseroles and rice dishes.
boil
▪ I see Batti, he is coming back from boiling pots of rice for the kids.
▪ We boil the rice and eat it cold with milk for supper.
▪ In the meantime, boil the rice according to the instructions.
▪ Basmati rice cake Serves 6-8 1 Boil the rice for 3 minutes in water, then drain.
cook
▪ While the Quorn mixture is cooking, cook the rice according to the instructions.
▪ Our kitchenware consisted of two pots, one for cooking rice and the other for soup or stew.
▪ Place cooked rice sticks in a paper bag and store at room temperature until ready to use.
▪ Pour the Quorn mixture over the cooked rice and serve immediately.
▪ Add the cooked brown rice, honey, and buttermilk and mix.
▪ Leave overnight in the refrigerator for the flavours to develop. Cook the rice according to the instructions.
▪ Our attempts to save fresh water by mixing in seawater when cooking rice or noodles had not had much success.
eat
▪ The chicks pecked the conspicuous rice grains, which proves that they were eager to eat rice.
▪ We ate red beans and rice on Mondays.
▪ Don't eat rice or pasta today.
▪ He ate rice and a fried egg three times a day, keeping track of the days by counting the meals.
▪ At midday they normally ate rice with a meat-flavoured sauce that might or might not have meat in it.
▪ Only on special occasions, such as holidays, did most people get a chance to eat unadulterated rice.
▪ Since the rains began the village's 5,000 people have been homeless, eating one meal of rice a day.
▪ How I wished I could eat as much rice as I wanted!
fry
▪ Lay 1 cut-up frying chicken on the rice mixture, and spread remaining soup over chicken.
grow
▪ This policy caused great hardship in villages where it was not possible to grow enough rice for the needs of the residents.
▪ The residents grew their own rice, set up a small poultry farm, wove baskets and cultivated the orchard.
▪ Tests have shown that desert soil treated with the gel can grow rice and wheat.
▪ When my parents were still alive and I was still a child, everyone in our family worked to grow the rice.
▪ We grew maize, rice, beans and sesame.
▪ Sri Lanka did not grow enough rice to feed its people.
▪ In communities which were economically and socially based on growing rice, Goyigama dominance was clear throughout the nineteenth century and beyond.
produce
▪ Monsanto's patents are by no means the only barrier to producing golden rice, but they are a major one.
▪ The school has its own experimental farm, and has produced special strains of rice for the commune.
serve
▪ Season to taste, serve with rice or noodles.
▪ Remove bay leaf and serve over rice.
▪ Garnish the chicken with toasted almonds. Serve with brown rice.
▪ Garnish with chopped green olives. Serve with brown rice and a tomato and onion salad.
▪ As a side dish, serve plain white rice.
▪ Wild rice is far too expensive to serve, like traditional rice, as an accompaniment to other dishes.
▪ Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve over hot rice.
steam
▪ Shirley FongTorres says this stew is delicious over steamed rice and is even better the next day.
▪ For dinner, Aunt Mary made pot roast, steamed asparagus, wild rice, and, for dessert, apple pie.
▪ Serve this dish with simple accompaniments such as steamed new potatoes, rice or buttered fresh pasta.
▪ That was why a landlord like Uncle Khan made offerings of roast ducks and steamed rice to one of his poorest tenants.
stir
▪ Cut the remaining butter into slivers and stir into the rice with the grated Parmesan cheese.
▪ Gently stir rice into chicken mixture.
▪ Drain off excess fat. Stir in rice, tomatoes with their liquid, tomato paste, water, cumin and chiles.
▪ Add oregano and rice, stirring to coat rice with oil.
▪ Cook over medium heat, stirring, until rice achieves desired consistency.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
fish/rice/potato etc cake
▪ Deep fry fish cakes and warm for 5 mins before serving with tomato sauce and lightly-boiled leeks and celery.
▪ From top, Smoked salmon rolls with pesto rice, Christmas jewel basmati salad, Basmati rice cake.
▪ I bet he had the fish cakes.
▪ In celebration of a new weight control year, the Quaker Oats Co. has developed yet another rice cake flavor.
▪ Lunch Rice cakes, low-fat cheese, tomatoes and onion, apple.
▪ My husband and the minister wives who come to the party do not care for the rice cake.
▪ She'd claim it was quite ordinary - fish cake s, only they went wrong - that sort of thing.
▪ Slide the potato cake from the pan on to a plate.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ long-grain rice
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Add rice to the pan and also fish sauce, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
▪ Add the rice to the pan and cook until it becomes opaque.
▪ Analysis Ask the students to consider the following questions: What did the rice do?
▪ In some homes, women were even exchanging their wedding jewelry for rice.
▪ Stir the rice into the tomato mixture, adding the chilli sauce.
▪ The rice cooker puffs away many nights, with jasmine rice scenting the air.
▪ When lightly set all over, spoon the rice into a serving dish and garnish with the pepper, cabbage and kale.
▪ Wild rice, more than corn, brown rice, or oats, evokes a mood and a feeling.
Wikipedia

Rice (disambiguation)

Rice is a cereal grain.

Rice, Rice's or Rices may also refer to:

  • Wet rice, rice cultivated in a paddy field
  • Wild rice, including:
    • Wild forms, both perennial and annual, of Oryza
    • Wild rice (Zizania sp.), of North America, also called Indian rice
    • Porteresia, of Bangladesh and India

Rice (surname)

Rice is a surname that is frequently of Welsh origin, but also can be Irish, English, or even German. In Wales it is an Anglicized transliteration of Rhys, as are Reese and Reece. Recent genetic evidence shows the surname also arose independently in southeastern England among men with non-Celtic ancestry. The German name Reiss has also been transliterated as Rice in the United States.

Rice

Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize, according to 2012 FAOSTAT data.

Since a large portion of maize crops are grown for purposes other than human consumption, rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans.

Wild rice, from which the crop was developed, may have its native range in Australia. Chinese legends attribute the domestication of rice to Shennong, the legendary emperor of China and inventor of Chinese agriculture. Genetic evidence has shown that rice originates from a single domestication 8,200–13,500 years ago in the Pearl River valley region of China. Previously, archaeological evidence had suggested that rice was domesticated in the Yangtze River valley region in China.

From East Asia, rice was spread to Southeast and South Asia. Rice was introduced to Europe through Western Asia, and to the Americas through European colonization. There are many varieties of rice and culinary preferences tend to vary regionally. In some areas such as the Far East or Spain, there is a preference for softer and stickier varieties.

Rice, a monocot, is normally grown as an annual plant, although in tropical areas it can survive as a perennial and can produce a ratoon crop for up to 30 years. The rice plant can grow to tall, occasionally more depending on the variety and soil fertility. It has long, slender leaves long and broad. The small wind-pollinated flowers are produced in a branched arching to pendulous inflorescence long. The edible seed is a grain ( caryopsis) long and thick. Rice cultivation is well-suited to countries and regions with low labor costs and high rainfall, as it is labor-intensive to cultivate and requires ample water. However, rice can be grown practically anywhere, even on a steep hill or mountain area with the use of water-controlling terrace systems. Although its parent species are native to Asia and certain parts of Africa, centuries of trade and exportation have made it commonplace in many cultures worldwide.

The traditional method for cultivating rice is flooding the fields while, or after, setting the young seedlings. This simple method requires sound planning and servicing of the water damming and channeling, but reduces the growth of less robust weed and pest plants that have no submerged growth state, and deters vermin. While flooding is not mandatory for the cultivation of rice, all other methods of irrigation require higher effort in weed and pest control during growth periods and a different approach for fertilizing the soil.

The name wild rice is usually used for species of the genera Zizania and Porteresia, both wild and domesticated, although the term may also be used for primitive or uncultivated varieties of Oryza.

Rice (band)

Rice (styled as rice) are a Japanese visual kei rock band formed by ex- Raphael members Yuki and Hiro. Like Raphael, a lot of rice's music is in the rock genre although instead of guitar the cello is a much more prominent instrument in their work.

The band, although not as visual as they used to be in Raphael, still keep a very distinct fashion from that of a lot of other bands.

RICE (medicine)

RICE is a mnemonic for four elements of treatment for soft tissue injuries – an acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. The mnemonic was introduced by Gabe Mirkin in Sportsmedicine Book (ISBN 978-0316574365) in year 1978. However, he has since recanted his support for the regimen. On March 16, 2014, he wrote "Coaches have used my 'RICE' guideline for decades, but now it appears that both Ice and complete Rest may delay healing, instead of helping. In a recent study, athletes were told to exercise so intensely that they developed severe muscle damage that caused extensive muscle soreness. Although cooling delayed swelling, it did not hasten recovery from this muscle damage."

RICE is considered a first-aid treatment, rather than a cure for soft tissue injuries. The aim is to manage discomfort and internal bleeding.

Rice (Middlesex cricketer)

Rice (dates unknown) was an English amateur cricketer who made 13 known appearances in first-class cricket matches from 1794 to 1797.

Rice (novel)

Rice is a novel by Chinese author Su Tong.

Rice (film)

Rice (, translit. Ssal) is a 1963 South Korean drama film directed by Shin Sang-ok. The film was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 39th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Rice (vehicle tuning)

Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancements (R.I.C.E.) generally refers to parts put on cars to make them look fast, when they have no internal tuning, and are actually slow.Parts usually consist of excessively angular bodykits, large rear spoilers, neon, sponsor stickers, chrome rims, fake "coffee can" exhaust tips, and loud, annoying paint jobs and/or vinyls. Originally applied to Japanese cars the term can now refer to any vehicle tuned this way.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rice

Rice \Rice\, n. [F. riz (cf. Pr. ris, It. riso), L. oryza, Gr. ???, ???, probably from the Persian; cf. OPers. br[=i]zi, akin to Skr. vr[=i]hi; or perh. akin to E. rye. Cf. Rye.] (Bot.) A well-known cereal grass ( Oryza sativa) and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants. In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be overflowed.

Ant rice. (Bot.) See under Ant.

French rice. (Bot.) See Amelcorn.

Indian rice., a tall reedlike water grass ( Zizania aquatica), bearing panicles of a long, slender grain, much used for food by North American Indians. It is common in shallow water in the Northern States. Called also water oat, Canadian wild rice, etc.

Mountain rice, any species of an American genus ( Oryzopsis) of grasses, somewhat resembling rice.

Rice bunting. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Ricebird.

Rice hen (Zo["o]l.), the Florida gallinule.

Rice mouse (Zo["o]l.), a large dark-colored field mouse ( Calomys palistris) of the Southern United States.

Rice paper, a kind of thin, delicate paper, brought from China, -- used for painting upon, and for the manufacture of fancy articles. It is made by cutting the pith of a large herb ( Fatsia papyrifera, related to the ginseng) into one roll or sheet, which is flattened out under pressure. Called also pith paper.

Rice troupial (Zo["o]l.), the bobolink.

Rice water, a drink for invalids made by boiling a small quantity of rice in water.

Rice-water discharge (Med.), a liquid, resembling rice water in appearance, which is vomited, and discharged from the bowels, in cholera.

Rice weevil (Zo["o]l.), a small beetle ( Calandra oryz[ae], or Sitophilus oryz[ae]) which destroys rice, wheat, and Indian corn by eating out the interior; -- called also black weevil.

Gazetteer

Rice, TX -- U.S. city in Texas

Population (2000): 798
Housing Units (2000): 371
Land area (2000): 2.705666 sq. miles (7.007642 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.091787 sq. miles (0.237728 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.797453 sq. miles (7.245370 sq. km)
FIPS code: 61736
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 32.234563 N, 96.494670 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 75155
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Rice, TX
Rice

Rice, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota

Population (2000): 711
Housing Units (2000): 250
Land area (2000): 5.985750 sq. miles (15.503020 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.111547 sq. miles (0.288906 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 6.097297 sq. miles (15.791926 sq. km)
FIPS code: 53998
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 45.752847 N, 94.222980 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 56367
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Rice, MN
Rice

Rice -- U.S. County in Kansas

Population (2000): 10761
Housing Units (2000): 4609
Land area (2000): 726.577760 sq. miles (1881.827679 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.718168 sq. miles (4.450034 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 728.295928 sq. miles (1886.277713 sq. km)
Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location: 38.349411 N, 98.217441 W
Headwords:
Rice
Rice, KS
Rice County
Rice County, KS

Rice -- U.S. County in Minnesota

Population (2000): 56665
Housing Units (2000): 20061
Land area (2000): 497.568836 sq. miles (1288.697315 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 18.557216 sq. miles (48.062967 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 516.126052 sq. miles (1336.760282 sq. km)
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 44.348087 N, 93.283024 W
Headwords:
Rice
Rice, MN
Rice County
Rice County, MN
Wiktionary

rice

n. 1 (context uncountable English) cereal plants, ''Oryza sativa'' of the grass family whose seeds are used as food. 2 A specific variety of this plant. 3 (context uncountable English) The seeds of this plant used as food. vb. 1 To squeeze through a ricer; to mash or make into rice-sized pieces. 2 To throw rice at a person (usually at a wedding). 3 To belittle a government emissary or similar on behalf of a more powerful militaristic state. 4 To harvest wild rice

WordNet

rice

  1. n. grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished

  2. annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper

  3. English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944) [syn: Sir Tim Rice, Timothy Miles Bindon Rice]

  4. United States playwright (1892-1967) [syn: Elmer Rice, Elmer Leopold Rice, Elmer Reizenstein]

rice

v. sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice; "rice the potatoes"

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

rice

mid-13c., from Old French ris, from Italian riso, from Latin oriza, from Greek oryza "rice," via an Indo-Iranian language (compare Pashto vriže, Old Persian brizi), ultimately from Sanskrit vrihi-s "rice." The Greek word is the ultimate source of all European words (Welsh reis, German reis, Lithuanian rysai, Serbo-Croatian riza, Polish ryż, etc.). Introduced 1647 in the Carolinas. Rice paper (1822), originally used in China, Japan, etc., is made from straw of rice.

Usage examples of "rice".

Rice and wheat were feeble and undependable crops here, but the amaranth is so hardy that we have to use herbicides around the fields to keep it from spreading.

She took a sip of her wine, then smiled brilliantly at Captain Argosy, Sergeant Rice, and Sergeant Culpeper.

You told me that Captain Argosy and Rice and Culpeper went back to the ship.

The bhinjanies all sold chickens, rice, flour, beans and, best of all, the throat-burning skins of arrack which could make a man drunk even faster than rum.

The supper was a stew of beans, rice and salt beef, and it was at the end of the small meal, when they were sharing a canteen of arrack, that Sergeant Hakeswill appeared.

Once I was settled in front of her with a plate of curried chicken stew with mango in it, plain rice and a couple of pop-padoms, she looked to left and right as if checking for eavesdroppers and leant forward over her nearly empty plate.

The Karens built small, closely guarded fires, and Batman gratefully accepted a bowl of hot rice mixed with chunks of some unidentifiable meat, the origins of which he refused to question.

Cold Rice had already put it between himself and the inevitable beheading of his reckless partner by a ghost.

McCollum could show, on the other hand, that whatever it was in rice hulls that prevented beriberi could be extracted with water and was therefore water-soluble.

Rice, Currants, Sugar, Prunes, Cynamon, Ginger, Pepper, Cloves, Green Ginger, Oil, Butter, Holland cheese or old Cheese, Wine-Vinegar, Canarie-Sack, Aqua-vitae, the best Wines, the best Waters, the juyce of Limons for the scurvy, white Bisket, Oatmeal, Gammons of Bacons, dried Neats tongues, Beef packed up in Vineger, Legs of Mutton minced and stewed, and close packed up, with tried Sewet or Butter in earthen Pots.

I wanted to drive deep into the Atchafalaya Swamp, past the confines of reason, into the past, into a world of lost dialects, gator hunters, busthead whiskey, moss harvesters, Jax beer, trotline runners, moonshiners, muskrat trappers, cockfights, bloodred boudin, a jigger of Jim Beam lowered into a frosted schooner of draft, outlaw shrimpers, dirty rice black from the pot, hogmeat cooked in rum, Pearl and Regal and Grand Prize and Lone Star iced down in washtubs, crawfish boiled with cob corn and artichokes, all of it on the tree-flooded, alluvial rim of the world, where the tides and the course of the sun were the only measures of time.

I buy Nutribiotic brand, which has 1 gram of carbohydrates per tablespoon, but any unflavored rice protein powder with a similar carb count should work fine.

As with the vatapa recipe that follows, it need only be accompanied by rice and a simple vegetable or salad, and is more flavorful if the nut butter, either peanut or cashew, is blended rather than bought.

I added rice, and opened plastic tubs of sun-dried tomatoes, green olives, olive oil, and cashew nuts.

In her time as a scholar, which was as long as the codices had been kept on the Isle of Senana, she had come across a variety of materials, from triangular oak rods to the most delicate rice parchment.