Dusty grain without the bran all looks a lot alike. I accidentally picked up a bag of what was probably barley instead of rice. I started making plov, but when I washed the grain, it was clearly not rice. The grain really is incredibly dirty if you can't see the difference between rice and barley (well, if you're someone who's used grain a lot and should know the difference). So I made barley plov instead. It's not bad, but I'm not going to start promoting barley as a substitute for rice.
I miss my wheat grinder. And black beans. The food I miss most in the US is my own cooking. I can make some of the same things here (like my favorite bulgur pilaf and kichree), but I'd love to have chilaquiles again. And my own homemade bread.
But I will still make plov when I get back to the US.