My kids were raised in UAE and they sometimes question me and their dad about why we feed them rice every day at every meal.
The answer to that is that because we are Filipinos! It's in our blood! Just kidding. Well, it is a staple.
That's our diet and that's how we were raised back in the Philippines. Fried rice for breakfast (which is the leftover rice from the night before) rice for lunch, and rice for dinner. Sometimes for merienda (snack) too. We buy rice in sacks of 10 kg. I kid you not.
So from time to time, I give them something else.
They love beef tacos. I serve it deconstructed and they build their own.