As hungry as a wolf and big eyes

Sophie, a whole box of rice is too much. It’s just the two of us and James for dinner.
– Mum said.
– No. No. No! My unicorn and I are so hungry!
– Sophie, no big eyes, you know…
– I don’t have big eyes, I have an empty belly! And I’m going to eat all this risotto. Sophie said.
– It was an impossible mission to reason with her sometimes. Luckily Mr Fridge was always there to find the right solution.
Yes, ever since mum and dad decided to replace the old fridge with a new high-tech one, life in the kitchen had changed, especially for Sophie and her brother James, who had made an incredible discovery: Mr Fridge not only had many different compartments, internet connection and a great intelligence, but also a… heart!
Or something very similar.
The grown-ups, of course, hadn’t noticed, but you know, they’re always busy.
Sophie and James, on the other hand, had a new friend.
And so, whilst Mum was focused on the stove, work and her phone, the display of Mr Fridge began
to flash, immediately attracting Sophie’s attention.
– Hey Sophie, please don’t cry. Instead, come and have a look: what do you think this is? – the refrigerator whispered.
– Wow, pools full of water! I would love to take a dip. Will you take me there? – Sophie asked just as her brother was entering.
– They’re not pools, they’re paddies! – James corrected her.
– They’re in Asia, aren’t they?
– Yeah, that’s right. In Southeast Asian countries, such as China and India,
rice has been a cultivated food since ancient times. – Mr Fridge explained.
– I want to go right now! – Sophie exclaimed.
– Well, I mean … -Mr Fridge replied. I can store, refresh,
freeze, find recipes, sing and make a shopping list but, I’m affraid,
it’s still a bit early for the teleportation. But back to us: did you know that rice grows in water? Producing 1 kilo of rice requires 2,500 litres of water!
– That much?!? – Sophie observed in amazement.
– And then there’s also the water you need to cook it… – James added.
– Yes, the food we bring to the table is precious also because it takes many resources to produce it, just like water for rice.
Only these resources on the plate are not seen, they are hidden, “invisible to the eyes”. – Mr Fridge said.
– Precious things are not seen with the eyes, but felt with the heart! That’s what the fox says to the Little Prince, we read it at school with the teacher… – Sophie commented thoughtfully.
In that moment, Mum came back into the kitchen: – So, how much rice do you want me to make?
– Mum, do as grandma does: a little handful for each of us and one for the cup, or rather one for Mr Fridge! – Sophie answered promptly.
– Mr who? Do we have any guests? Is a friend of yours coming? – Their surprised mum asked.
James and Sophie looked at each other and winked together: – No, Mum, just the three of us and no big eyes for anyone.
The secret of the kitchen was safe this time too!