Rice or Potatoes?

Which do you prefer?

In preparation for a few new recipes, I posted the question “Rice or Potatoes?” on Renee’s Kitchen Facebook page.  The responses varied and included sweet potatoes and quinoa so the results are not exactly scientific!  

Growing up I never ate rice–maybe once or twice a year at home.  (My Mom loved Chinese buffets so . . . we did eat rice when we would go out!)  When I started working in restaurants I began to understand why rice is served–it is less expensive, easier to make consistently and can be reheated.  I stored this knowledge away until I started cooking for my own family.  We eat rice for these simple reasons:

  • it is easier to store
  • the yield is greater with rice–5  lbs of potatoes feeds 
  • it is more nutritious in magnesium but less in potassium and vitamin C
  • rice reheats easily (I make double batches for quick evening meals)
  • the variety of rice keeps dinner fun and interesting
  • simple to make in my rice cooker




What about you?  Rice or Potatoes? Please leave your vote in the comments below! 

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