was in a family dinner recently in an aunt’s house in sta. rita and they had duman!of course, sta. rita is famous for this fragrant rice variety, and the town even holds a duman festival annually (around first week of december, i think).
if aztec corn were the golden grain, then this is the emerald rice. it is precious because it is harvested only once a year and comes from a special rice variety. there was some tskolate batirul (as an alternative to after-dinner coffee), and a few spoonfuls of duman dumped into the cup of hot chocolate seals the deal for me 🙂