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Rice in Paris

Old Nov 1st, 2016, 03:43 AM
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Rice in Paris

Hi! Will be travelling to Paris with my elderly mother in Dec 2016. There are days my mom will not be coming with us for sightseeing and will just stay in the apartment we are renting. Part of her her daily food staple is rice. Is uncooked rice sold in Franprix or Monoprix? If not, where can we buy them in Paris?
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 03:45 AM
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Monoprix has it yes.
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 03:51 AM
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Uncooked rice of all types, colors, countries of origin is available at just about all grocery stores. I can't think of anyplace I haven't seen it. Even my vegetable stands sell it. Lots or rice eaters here.
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 04:00 AM
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Every grocery store, even the tiniest corner store, has rice (in French: riz). And you will be overwhelmed by the choice and quality.

Did you know that France is a rice-growing country? You find rice fields in Camargue where different varieties of rice are grown. For further information:

http://www.rizdecamargue.com/section/o%C3%B9-acheter
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 08:15 AM
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Yes, rice is sold in just about every little grocery/convenience store in Paris but if you wish you can also easily pack a 2 lb bag in her suitcase (or more if needed!)

Maybe there's a particular type/brand she is familiar with and would prefer to cook without having to read instructions in French or maybe you'd be happier without even having to think about shopping on arrival for such an essential.
Do whatever you find more convenient!

I often take some food items with me to Paris and even more frequently I will shop in Paris and bring more food items home.
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 08:43 AM
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Do not take rice to Paris!!!

Try Thai rice - it is so flavourful. And who needs instructions to cook rice?
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 08:44 AM
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I've never been in any country where you couldn't buy rice in the grocery store.
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 09:03 AM
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Traveler. Important info about how to cook rice. Usually in big letters on the packaging : 10 minutes temps de cuisson. Translates into 10 minutes cooking time.
Of course it is necessary. Nobody would think of translating 10 min into ... 10 min.
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 09:08 AM
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People that cook rice all the time know how to do it without reading the instructions.

In Monoprix (and probably other chains) they also sell that rice that is already cooked and you just have to heat it up.
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 09:36 AM
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Of course there's rice in every grocery store/alimentaire in France. Probably lots of choices.
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 09:55 AM
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I'm chuckling about needing directions for cooking rice and the translation of 10 min to 10 min. We even have lots of Uncle Ben's mixes here if she can do prepared rice.
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 10:13 AM
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" needing directions for cooking rice and the translation of 10 min to 10 min."
Especially useful when you want to make rice pilaf......!!
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 12:21 PM
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Look for rice - all kinds of rice - in any supermarket, where it will be cheaper than going to a little corner store.

You will find uncooked rice in the aisle where other dry grains and dry beans are. Dry pasta is on the other side of the same aisle in most supermarkets.

If you are in a hurry, you can go to any Asian take-out shop and buy "une barquette de riz nature" for about 1 or 2 euros.

Most people cook rice until it's done the way they like it.
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 12:26 PM
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This is not going to be a problem
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 01:02 PM
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"Most people cook rice until it's done the way they like it."
One wonders why they would cook riece the way they don't like !
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 01:12 PM
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10 minutes for regular rice (not Uncle Ben's or processed rice) is too short. Thai rice and basmati rice need 20 minutes or pre-soaking. Brown rice needs 40. Twice as much water by volume as rice.
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 01:26 PM
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"Brown rice needs 40."

Not all brown rice cooks in 40 minutes. It depends on the variety. But mother no doubt already knows and does anyone else care?
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 01:34 PM
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;-)
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 01:49 PM
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Amazing that such a thread produces 17 replies.
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Old Nov 1st, 2016, 03:26 PM
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and you just made it 18!
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