- Joined May 15, 2011
I've heard spanish is different for each family. I'm not interested in someone else's recipe so I was wondering what make's spanish rice authentic. What ingredients should I use for my own spanish rice recipe?
Locality has little to do with it. Organic food cannot be grown in gross bulk. The conditions must be rigid - for example if you grow organic tomatoes there's lots of regulations you must follow such as the ground you are planting in must be a certain distance away from commercially grown tomatoes for fear of water contamination etc. Also, the addition of hormones and pesticides in normally grown food allows for a bigger crop where as organics don't always survive and therefore make smaller crops. If you notice, when you compare organic produce to regular produce it is often smaller in size as well. It is more difficult to grow organic food than it is to grow non-organic food and that is why it costs more.I'm wondering the same thing about cava nuda (short grain rice). A 650mL container cost's $9.99 at the organic's shop. One thing I wonder about organic's is why do organics need to be expensive when local ingredients are available seasonally and not shipped/processed like corn?