Rice, Glorious Rice!

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Meditations while waiting on a bubbling rice cooker.

As a kid I used to get bad rashes from its pollen, bad nightmares of our house being engulfed in a rice paddy, and now a bad case of the blahs reminiscing the tropics from my temperate location. Rice, thanks for the steamy memories.

Illustration of ORYZA sativa L. 74 from the Missouri Botanical Garden collection.