Durel grew up in New Orleans. This means many things about him, not the least of which is that he loves rice. It is his family's default carb.
It took me a while to figure this out, since I am an Irish girl from the East Coast. The default carb of the Davies clan is the potato. I mean, obviously.
Once, when Durel and I were driving from Austin to New Orleans, we passed a billboard that summed up his genetic love of rice perfectly. It featured a smiling little girl with pigtails, diving into a huge bowl of rice. And all it said was: RICE IS AWESOME!
We laughed and laughed and laughed. And then Durel was like, "But really. Rice is awesome."
Yesterday, I took Jack to How Do You Roll, which is my new favorite place ever. It's set up like Subway (which I do not love, so pardon the comparison), but they serve sushi. I had a spicy tuna roll, which is my favorite thing ever, after Jack and Durel.
Jack had a teriyaki beef rice bowl. And it was all business.
Because rice is awesome.
Hope you have some awesome rice today.