once, when i was maybe seven, my parents ordered chinese takeout that (for some reason) i didn’t want to eat. so instead my mom prepared a plate of rice for me and put a little bit of butter and parmesan cheese on it. i have no idea why, but it was outstandingly delicious. i remember eating rice with butter and parmesan that night at dinner, vividly.
unfortunately, last night i did not realize how much more i was drinking than is good for me, and i have been a miserable hung-over zombie for hours now, trying in vain to put good things into my body that will help it metabolize and get over whatever i did to it. oatmeal is supposed to be great for hangovers…. but i found all i wanted to eat was rice.
so i made some rice. and i put butter and parmesan and a weeee pinch of soy sauce on it and it was amazing. i think it’s probably the first time i’ve eaten that since i was seven. and it’s still amazing.