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"The rice is purple / Tastes of beef..."

That sounds like made-up food from an alternate universe.
This dish might have been prepared by a creature who has tentacles.
Purple rice? Rice isn't purple.
I have eaten purple rice.
I have eaten rice which tasted of beef.
I have eaten purple rice which tasted of beef.


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Jul. 4th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
"I have not eaten purple rice which tasted of beef, but I would absolutely do that, given the chance."

Why is this option missing?

*does not tick anything*
Jul. 4th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
How thoughtless of me!
Jul. 4th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
I see all sorts of reasons to make a follow-up poll now. To specify why the rice was purple at the time. To ask about assumptions as to why the rice tasted of beef. To query as to the desirability of the dish.
Jul. 4th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, please. My ticky-finger is prepared.
Jul. 4th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
Jul. 4th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
me too
Jul. 4th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
I have...er...created purple rice. I may have been a little worse for wear, and found the entire experience exceedingly giggle-worthy. I blame the cheap red wine, personally... *hic*

(I do not remember it tasting of beef, however...)
Jul. 4th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
A very fine way of achieving it, whether or not one has naturally purple rice to-hand.

I think I would find a bottle of red wine which tasted of beef far more unexpected than rice which did.
Jul. 4th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
I have also had purple rice as a hot dessert with toasted sesame seeds and a sprig of fresh mint. I'm not entirely sure if it was the same variety of rice that tasted of beef though.
Jul. 4th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
It's an ambiguous phrase, but is clearly cooked rice, which means that I was assuming the beef could be cooked into it, via broth likely. On the other hand, if it is rice which naturally and inevitably tastes of beef, yes, that really would be unexpected. Hmm.

The dessert sounds quite appealing.
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Jul. 4th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
A delicate shade of rose? An intense day-glo variant?
Jul. 4th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
I made purple rice by mistake once, it may have been red wine that caused it, or maybe red cabbage.
Jul. 4th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
I have seen purple rice (and black and red and many other sorts) but I haven't eaten it so I don't know what it tastes like. Beef seems a bit unlikely though.

Edited at 2010-07-04 09:13 pm (UTC)
Jul. 4th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
I should add that I haven't eaten rice which tasted of beef on its own. The rice I had in mind had absorbed the flavour from actual beef.
The purple rice was in a Thai dessert.
Jul. 5th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC)
I cook with black sticky rice, which comes out purple after cooking (and you can change the shade with coconut milk). I've never used it wtih beef, though. It's too fruity -flavoured and properly belongs in sweet dishes. Althoguh now I'm wondering...

Also, there's an Indonesian rice that's a paler reddish purple and has a bit less natural sweeetness. That might work better with beef. Only I haven't seen it in eyars.
Jul. 5th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Rice rice baby
It is not a made-up thing. Made-up things taste like chicken. Chickens, therefore, may not actually exist.

Purple beef-flavoured things come from purple cows, for which there is over a century of rhyming evidence.
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