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Why Poles not like rice?


mmmpol 2 | 6
15 Jul 2015 #1
What is the reason polish not like rice?; even they eat a lot of potatoes, which have more calories!
Polsyr 6 | 769
15 Jul 2015 #2
I think rice is gaining popularity here. Especially rice prepacked in ready to cook sachettes which you simply put in boiling water for 15 minutes and then remove.
InPolska 11 | 1,821
15 Jul 2015 #3
Rice is eaten more South of Europe. In Poland and most of Europe, people eat potatoes and that's it. Personally it fits me as I LOVE potatoes and cannot put rice into my mouth without vomitting it right away. If I had to travel to Asia, I would be very uncomfortable (probably eating in international hôtels and at McDo ;)).
Polsyr 6 | 769
15 Jul 2015 #4
and that's it

Oh la la... And BREAD!
majkel - | 64
15 Jul 2015 #5
Poles like potatoes. They also like rice, and the sachettes that Polsyr mentioned are available on market for probably 15 years now and very popular.
InPolska 11 | 1,821
15 Jul 2015 #6
Of course, some Poles eat rice but basically like in most of Europe, potatoes are the thing. I've met 2 or 3 Poles who don't like potatoes ;).

(For instance, tiny rice production in Camargue region, in South-East of France, is more than enough to cover the rice consumption in all France - this is to say that rice is not the thing in Europe). In Spain, Italy, Greece, they eat more rice though but it is not the no.1 priority in their diet.
Borsukrates
7 Nov 2015 #7
Rice isn't terribly unpopular. There just isn't a tradition of eating it, and it's becoming more common.

And it's not all potatoes. Have you heard about kasza (groats)? Fasola (beans) ?

Kasza (kasha, groats) - edible seeds of cereal crops - have been the base of the Polish cuisine for a few hundred years. With time, groats were supplanted by potatoes, however they are eaten to this day in Poland, mainly on account of their healthy character and the wealth of nutrents. In Polish cuisine, buckwheat groats, millet groats, barley groats, and semolina are well-known.

tastingpoland/food/polish_food_ingredients.html
Chemikiem 6 | 2,075
7 Nov 2015 #8
Well Gołąbki is very popular in Poland and rice is used as part of the filling....although I think originally buckwheat was used.
Levi 12 | 450
7 Nov 2015 #9
What is the reason polish not like rice?; even they eat a lot of potatoes, which have more calories!

It is not a matter of calories.

Eat white rice is just a waste. Is a pure simple carbohydrate that have a nutritional value close to Zero.

Since i completely abandoned it, my shape got even better.

If I had to travel to Asia, I would be very uncomfortable (probably eating in international hôtels and at McDo ;)).

Dependings of the parts of Asia, they put Rice in the sandwhiches at fast food too. In Singapore i went to KFC just discovered that there was rice inside it later. By the way, it was soaked in extremelly hot spices that gave me a terrible belly ache.
beaware2 2 | 9
7 Nov 2015 #10
Potatoes come originally from America (when I say America I mean the continent and not the dammed US, freaking ignorants those who use the term America and mean a country)... I cannot imagine how the food would look like in many european countries without potatoes.

Thanks to the spanish empire, you have potatoes, so be thankful, specially to those of direct spanish ancestry born in the american continent
mafketis 23 | 7,867
7 Nov 2015 #11
Why are you trying to impose meanings from one language on another. In some languages, like Spanish, America (América) refers to all of both continents while in English it refers (by itself) to a particular country. There's nothing ignorant about words meaning different things in different languages.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,720
7 Nov 2015 #12
freaking ignorants those who use the term America and mean a country.

it IS America though, to us. Do I have to apologise for not being Spanish or something?
mafketis 23 | 7,867
7 Nov 2015 #13
Do I have to apologise for not being Spanish or something?

OR course not, no seas tonta.

When I speak Spanish I follow Spanish usage and use América to mean the continents, when I speak English I follow (American) English usage and use America to refer to a specific country. In theory Polish follows Spanish usage but most people follow English usage more closely (I've heard both). In Polish I call America (Stany) which seems to the most common way of referring to the country:

Polish person noticing my accent: where are you from?
Me: Ze stanów.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,720
7 Nov 2015 #14
like 'the states'? yes we use that here, too, mostly. ..:)

I do get sick of being told we are 'tonto' or ignorant or whatever , usually by Spanish speakers. They call us 'Anglo Sajons' fgs but I too polite to complain.:):):)

Rice is a bit alien to the Northern Diet. We eat a lot of it in the UK, but only because of our colonial past and obsession with curry.
johnny reb 21 | 3,934
7 Nov 2015 #15
There's nothing ignorant about words meaning different things in different languages.

Try to explain that to a German. Ukraine or 'the' Ukraine. lol
White rice is horrible for you as it is loaded with sugar.
I think in the old days it was territorial do to climate and growing conditions for availability which has been passed on to the next generation.

I have noticed that ALL my Polish relatives (from ancestry) in "America" do not eat rice and prefer spuds.
Here in the Caribbean countries (Jamaica) you can expect rice with almost every meal served.
Rice, red beans, coconut milk (to sweeten it) boiled with scallions, called rice & peas.
Then we ad either pepper sauce, curry, tomato, ketchup or whatever to spice it.
beaware2 2 | 9
7 Nov 2015 #16
Why are you trying to impose meanings from one language on another.

Why are YOU trying to impose the use of the word America and mean a country and not a continent? .You are using the term wrongly, it does not matter how most of english speakers use it.

As a native speaker of language which comes directly from Latin, I am allowed to call you Barbarian, since that is the team for lutheran-protestan Barbarians like you!

They call us 'Anglo Sajons' fgs but I too polite to complain.:):):)

I simply call you Barbarian

back to the topic please
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
7 Nov 2015 #17
rice is gaining popularity

But rice is sadly deficient in nutrients. Rice-eating countries produce small-sized people whose bodies lack iron, Vitmain A and many other essentials. neededd for balanced developemnt. Read on:

The most damaging micronutrient deficiencies in the world are the consequence of low dietary intake of iron, vitamin A, iodine and zinc. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is prevalent among the poor whose diets are based mainly on rice or other carbohydrate-rich, micronutrient-poor calory sources. Rice does not contain any β-carotene (provitamin A), which their body could then convert into vitamin A. Dependence on rice as the predominant food source, therefore, necessarily leads to VAD, most severely affecting small children and pregnant women. In 2012 the World Health Organization reported that about 250 million preschool children are affected by VAD, and that providing those children with vitamin A could prevent about a third of all under-five deaths, which amounts to up to 2.7 million children that could be saved from dying unnecessarily.
kpc21 1 | 763
7 Nov 2015 #18
Because kasza tastes better, and comes in a lot of different versions :)

But you will definitely find people who prefer rice, potatoes or nuddles to kasza. There is no rule.

I have no idea why kasza is not popular in the western Europe :)
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
7 Nov 2015 #20
kasza tastes better

In our home kasza gryczana (buckwheat graats) are an at least one a week staple. I also like oat as well as millet porridge for brekafast. Gołąbki made with barley (kasza jęczmienna) are tastier than the rice variety. But that's jsut my take on it. To each his own! But all those grains are far less nutrient deficient than rice.


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