I personally could live the rest of my four score years and ten without ever permitting either of the above to pass my lips. Now potatoes, that's another matter. Old, New and Indifferent; I love them all. Mashed, creamed, boiled, fried, roast, whipped and even beaten into submission; I love potatoes every way they are offered to me. I'm digging my first potatoes this week, and my greedy little brain is obsessing.
I suppose gnocchi is potato, but really it's pasta. And I know you can buy rice that's really pasta, because I've bought bags of the stuff at Cora in the past, and brought it home to throw into minestone at the last minute. And so I find myself tossed on the horns of a furious dilemma. If someone wants to eat rice on a daily basis, but can't be bothered with all the rinsing and boiling, what do they do? Is there such a commodity as frozen ready cooked rice, microwaveable and in both white and brown varieties? Can you buy bags of non-frozen, longlife rice that you store in your pantry until you're ready to eat it? I keep packets of longlife ready cooked Chinese noodles in the pantry ready for merci beaucoup enfant deux's spur of the moment stir frys; is there a rice equivalent?