Other than the faux mango-lassi, a bowl of rice with each entree at an Indian restaurant baffles me. These restaurants by themselves waste rice enough in a day that could help several under privileged Indians in India.
I can say no to the rice but why do they serve rice with each entree as a practice? It makes no sense. While I don’t mind free stuff with my food, the amount given by these restaurants is an outrageous disregard for food.
Why would they not, for example, give rice for free if a person asks for it rather than proactively provide it! Or reduce the quantity when a guy orders 4 entrees and bread (roti)?!