rice lump


Oh my gosh, well… I waited 6 hours, but there was no further message, so I’m just going to answer now.

“I don’t know how to feel about Anne…”

Respectfully, I’m not going to tell you how to feel about Anne Rice. I must regretfully decline.

I know how I feel about her: that she has given us a wonderful gift and that she has committed no actual crime for which she would deserve to be boycotted. We can poke fun at her, at her books, we can critique them, bc she has set herself and her works for public review. We can feel distrustful for her past behavior towards the fandom and distrustful of her handling of her own characters. Those are all within our rights as a critical public.

I always recommend that people read the books and draw their own conclusions about them on their own merits. It’s part of what makes fandom great, that we can agree on some things, disagree on others, and have lively discussions about it all.

What I will tell you is that you don’t have to like Anne Rice to read her stories. To my knowledge, she has not committed ANY REAL LIFE ACTUAL CRIMES. People boycott actual criminals bc we do not want to financially or morally support them. IMO, Anne Rice should NOT be lumped in with REAL LIFE ACTUAL CRIMINALS.

It is not a crime that she waged war on fanfic. It was incredibly painful and it shattered the fandom, and drove us all underground for years ;A; But she was within her legal rights. Keep in mind that fandom was not really socially acceptable or understood like it is today, authors understand now that fanworks are types of fan engagement with canon and each other. She seems to understand that now, or if not, she at least ignores fanfic.

It is not a crime that she waged war on reviewers. Also painful and oppressive at the time, AR used to be very offended by critical or negative reviews of her books, and would sic her People of the Page on reviewers. Again, she now seems to understand that people are within their rights to critique her work and she can ignore them.

What she writes is not an actual crime. She has problematic elements and explores taboo subjects in her writing, refuses any editor’s advice, refuses anyone’s idea of what she should write. That’s her prerogative as a ‘music maker,’ as a ‘dreamer of dreams’ (<– like Willy Wonka!). To argue that any of her writing is a crime is, to me, a form of censorship, and I do not believe in censorship of fiction.

^^^^None of these are Real Life actual crimes. Personally, I may not accept all of her writing as canon, and I may poke fun at it, too, that’s my prerogative as a reader.

The idea that all art should be entirely unproblematic all the time…kills art. Like, I really don’t think we as readers have some all-solemn duty to constantly make sure we’re only having the ~right~ kind of fun.

But that’s just my opinion. You’ll have to draw your own conclusions and decide whether you want to financially/morally support Anne Rice by buying/reading her books, or not.

Onigiri (Rice Balls) 4-5 Spoons

A popular lunch food all over Asia. These keep for a couple days in the fridge. Two rice balls make a full meal.

Ingredients (15-20 min cooking rice, 15-20 min prep)

  • 4 cups uncooked short-grain rice
  • 4 ½ cups water
  • ¼ tablespoon salt
  • 2 sheets nori (seaweed papers), the sushi variety, not the snacking kind.
  • Sesame seeds, rice seasonings. (Optional)
  • ¼ cup bonito shavings, slices of cooked meat, boiled egg yolks, cooked vegetables, sushi-grade fish, other fillings that can fit inside a rice ball. (Optional)

Cook the (washed) rice in the 4 ½ cups of water for 15-20 minutes, until fully fluffy and soft. Leave to cool.

Combined the salt with one cup of water into a small bowl, set aside.

Once rice is cool enough to handle, wet hands with the salty water and form rice into lumps. Dress and seal with a slice of dry nori. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

There are many different ways to shape rice balls. They can be plain spheres, or triangles, or cookie shapes, and beyond.

han-solo-the-fuckboy  asked:

So I'm having a guest over that can't eat nuts, wheat, soy or fruit, or anything spicy. The only meat I have is chicken breasts, and so far rice is the only grain I can come up with that she can eat. I can't afford any gluten free products either. So I have absolutely no idea how I'm going to make a fancy dinner with simple chicken and rice. I've searched all day but I can't seem to find anything. Any suggestions ? I'll take anything anyone can come up with.


Edit No.1

for your question you posted about your guest. 

Simple stir fry rice.

marinate your chicken with some salt and spices like turmeric. pan fry it. break and egg, whisk it. heat up some oil, make scrambled egg with the eggs (make sure its well down and browned) add in chopped garlic and sliced onion, fry til fragrant. Add in your cooked white rice (if the rice is nice and dry its easier to fry) break up lumps, coat rice evenly with the egg and onion mix, you can flavour the rice with some ketchup (make sure soy, nut free), a dash of sherry if you have some, throw in some chopped spring onions or frozen green peas. add in your cooked chicken, stir well, season to taste.


What -is- this? || Open Para

Amane was an expert on very few things in life at her young age. One of those things would happen to be sushi and the thing she stared at was making a mockery of the entire Japanese culture was not sushi.The fact that it even insinuated that the lumps of rice and sliced raw fish were sushi made her lips purse and her nose scrunch up with disgust. “What in the blue blazes is this?” She leaned over to the person standing at the counter next to her, showing said person the tray of premade imitation sushi.

엄마는 그래도 되는 줄 알았습니다 - 심순덕

하루 종일 밭(farm)에서 죽어라 힘들게 일해도
엄마는 그래도 되는 줄 알았습니다

찬밥(leftover rice)덩이(lump)로 대충 부뚜막(stove)에 앉아 점심을 때워(make do with)
엄마는 그래도 되는 줄 알았습니다

한겨울(middle of winter) 냇물(stream)에서 맨손(bare hands)으로 빨래를 방망이질(paddle)해도
엄마는 그래도 되는 줄 알았습니다

배부르다 생각 없다 식구들 다 먹이고 굶어도 (go hungry)
엄마는 그래도 되는 줄 알았습니다

발뒤꿈치(ankles)헤져(worn out) 이불이 소리를 내도
엄마는 그래도 되는 줄 알았습니다

손톱이 깎을 수조차 없이 닳고(wear out) 문드러져도(decay)
엄마는 그래도 되는 줄 알았습니다

아버지가 화내고 자식들이 속 썩여도 전혀 끄떡없는(without movement)
엄마는 그래도 되는 줄 알았습니다

외할머니 보고 싶다 외할머니 보고 싶다
그것이 그냥 넋두리(grumble)인 줄만-

한밤중 자다 깨어 방구석(corner)에서 한없이 소리 죽여 울던 엄마를 본 후론(후로는)
아! 엄마는 그러면 안 되는 것이었습니다.