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  1. [Baren 32195] rice paste (Cucamongie #
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  3. [Baren 32197] rice paste ("Jean Womack")
  4. [Baren 32198] rice paste ("Jean Womack")
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Message 1
From: Cucamongie #
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 09:13:10 EST
Subject: [Baren 32195] rice paste
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Hi folks, for those of you who do not want to bother with cooking and trying
to find the right recipe of ingredients, you can purchase ready-made rice
paste at most Japanese grocery stores or from McClain's

_www.imcclains.com_ (

probably other places too. Just my 2 cents!

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From: Blog Manager
Date: 9 Nov 2006 04:55:10 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32196] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: bdelpesco
Item: Eucalyptus Study; Watercolor on Gesso


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Message 3
From: "Jean Womack"
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 23:18:14 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32197] rice paste
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Dear Louise,

The best rice paste is made from rice flour. You can get this from an Asian market, if you have one in your area. I expect that you could easily order some rice flour online also.

You boil water separately and your make the rice paste in a double boiler. As I recall from the days when I made my own, I made a thin gruel from the flour and some cold water, and then dumped in the boiling water all at once and stirred it while doing that. That prevents clumping. Keep stirring while it cooks for a few minutes. You can also add a little bit of alcohol to the mixture, once you have made it. That will deter the bugs from growing in it and it will keep longer in the refrigerator. Otherwise you will have to make it fresh every couple of days, since it goes bad like any food does, sitting in the frig. Sorry I cannot remember the proportions of everything.

It is a very happy and satisfying feeling to make a print using rice paste one has made oneself. I don't know exactly why that is true. I just know it's true.

We just got back from the east, having been to a memorial service for my dad in New Jersey. I was glad to be able to stand up there and say some nice things about him, even though he wasn't there to hear it.

And the latest bunch of prints were waiting for me when I got back!

Jean Womack

>A question - who has prepared their own rice paste (as suggested at
>the Summit by ?) What kind of rice works best -e.g. white Long Grain,
>Arborio, Basmati, etc???
>Louise Cass
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Message 4
From: "Jean Womack"
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 23:43:08 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32198] rice paste
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I wonder if a person could grind up some rice in a food processor and then proceed to make rice paste as if it were rice flour?

Jean Womack