Riz au Coca!

rice

So… those of you who guessed that I would try to make riz au coca were right. Alex showed up at my apartment a few nights ago, hungry, and since my roommate and I had already had our dinner, he suggested that we try riz au coca.

We checked the cupboards, and sure enough, I had all the necessary ingredients… except for the ham. Since the host of the show (which I’ve since found out isn’t from an Internet channel, but a real television channel, No Life, that is about a year old), said that the ham was easily interchangeable with other ingredients, we decided to use cheese. As Alex says, anything is better with cheese.

skillz

I started out by helping, but then Alex wanted to do it himself. Here’s a photo of his expert cutting skillz.

coke

The rice cooks in a combination of Coke, water and a bouillon cube.

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We added cheese when the rice was cooked. We started with two slices, but then Alex decided that it wasn’t enough. It’s like they say: you can never be too thin, too rich, or have too much cheese.

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In the end, riz au coca wasn’t for me. Alex was eating it and really enjoying it, so I decided to give it a taste. It tasted, as I expected, like rice and Coke. It was sweet. I was not a huge fan.

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Alex, however, finished the leftovers for breakfast. The combination of sweet and salty is something that a lot of different chefs are trying out more and more. Sometimes I like it, but I’m still very sensitive to it, especially when the sweet is not fruit-related.

In the end, I personally didn’t like riz au coca, but it wasn’t quite as inedible as I had expected. I guess some people really like that sort of thing. Go figure.