American Rice in Haiti

American Rice in Haiti: Once upon a time Haiti was self-sufficient in producing rice

American Rice in Haiti: Once upon a time Haiti was self-sufficient in producing rice

Virtually 90 percent of the rice sold in Haiti is American Rice. Whether is says diri Mega, diri Bongu or diri Tchako, it's all American rice. Once upon a time Haiti was self-sufficient in producing rice.

Growing up in Haiti I used to eat diri pilon, diri chode, all Haitian rice grown on the country side.

I remember going to the countryside at my auntie's house she they would hand us kids a quantity of rice with the husk where would put it in a "pilon" and mash the living daylight out of it to remove the kernel (pay diri a) but the rice bran (the outer layer of the rice kernel) and the germ would would remain, all nutritious, all good for you.

Do you know why rice is sole white and why the bran was removed? Read the related article below.

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RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

Trying to buy rice retails in Haiti? look out for this measuring cup (gode) used for selling rice. In the Haitian marketplace (nan mache) rice is not sold by the pound. Nope! You have to buy by the gode.

In the Capital, Port-au-Prince, they sell rice by 'Ti Mamit' and 'Gro mamit,' in the market places across the Haitian provinces rice sells by 'demi gode' (half cup) and gode (1 cup).

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PHOTO: Haitian man taking a nap with a bag of rice under his head

PHOTO: Haitian man taking a nap with a bag of rice under his head

Look at this photo... A Haitian man lays in front of a porch taking a nap with a bag of imported American Rice under his head...

Without a worry in the world... LOL...

What do you think about that?

KREYOL: Haiti - Yon Haitien Kouche sou Do ak Sak Diri li anba Tet li...

Gade photo saa... Yo di depi vant Haitien plen, WA pa kouzen li, Prezidan pa Bòpè li... Kisa-w di de Haitien saa? Misye kouche sou do ak sak diri Mega li anba tet li...

Yon ti sache pwa vet bo sak diri a, misye kouche sou do anba galeri yon moun, li ap fe yon ti dodo kepopoz...

Kisa-w panse de sa?

Kite yon mesaj

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