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Food Wars: 'Who Cooks Rice Like This?!' Uh, About That…

By Hannah Sole | Food Porn | July 23, 2020 |

By Hannah Sole | Food Porn | July 23, 2020 |


Bless me, readers, for I have sinned. It has been too long since my last food confession. This isn’t about the ketchup sandwiches, or how I like burger sauce on my chips. This is about my food nemesis: rice.

What prompted today’s confession, you ask? It all began when Kristy posted this video in our Slack channel, saying “Explain yourself, England!”

And thus commenced a roasting.

Who cooks rice like it’s pasta, and uses a colander to drain ‘excess water’?


Who rinses the cooked rice with cold water while it’s in the colander?


I tried to defend myself. “I don’t do it like that any more,” I said. “Boil in the bag, baby!”

Turns out, this was a whole other can of worms.

Boil in the bag rice has never let me down. It takes 10 minutes, it’s pre-portioned, it doesn’t go soggy and it doesn’t stick to the pan and burn. It works every time. I buy boil in the bag rice for the same reason I buy bags of grated cheese: life’s too short!

More incredulity followed. TK even came back to say:


In conclusion, I’ll be in the corner thinking about my rice choices. IT’S HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE, OK?


I am ready for your judgement. But remember: let those who are without food sins cast the first stone. And fellow sinners: don’t leave me in the corner on my own. Get it all off your chest in the comments, and we’ll seek absolution together! (I’m looking at you, Dustin “canned bread” Rowles!)

Hannah Sole is a Staff Contributor. You can follow her on Twitter.

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