Last week I was invited to an arroz, a Spanish lunch where a huge cazuela of rice was on the menu. It is made in the traditional Spanish style, and the rice has no out-of-the-ordinary ingredients. The unusual part is the way in which it is eaten. Instead of using plates, everyone stands around the rice and digs in with a spoon. The rice is filled with both chicken and beef making it super flavorful, and needless to say, not vegetarian friendly.
Two of the girls at the party were vegetarians. Understanding that the Spanish culture does not readily support their dietary needs, they picked around the meat and ate the rice and veggies. While they had no problem eating this rice, would you? If you're squeamish about sharing food or a die-hard vegetarian, would you eat this rice?