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Rice substitutes

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Topexeccoach_, May 16, 2016.

  1. Topexeccoach_

    Topexeccoach_ Type 2 · BANNED

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    Type 2 following 5:2 diet guidelines. I have found and used Cauliflower 'rice' and Butternut Squash 'rice' to replace my previous over-generous portions of rice with a good degree of success. Anyone in forum used other alternatives successfully and willing to share?

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  2. AnandaUK

    AnandaUK Type 2 · Member

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    There is a brand called "Better Than" that does pastas and rice made from Konjac. Konjac has no carbs, is extremely low cal, and has been shown to help lower blood sugars. It works really well in curries and other dishes with a sauce. You wouldn't want to eat it on its own though as it doesn't have much flavour by itself.

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    bobrobert Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Quinoa. Uncle Ben has a couple of varieties. Yesterday I had about 100grms, four slices of roast beef, a carrot and 5 very small tomatoes. 2 hours later 6.2 reading. The Quinoa was tasty.
     
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    Hildaandhoward Type 2 · Active Member

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    Lo Mac is ghastly. Flavourless and slimy. Best do without
     
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  5. Hildaandhoward

    Hildaandhoward Type 2 · Active Member

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    Sorry that should have read Konjac. iPad took over
     
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    amgrundy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi might try the butternut squash rice sounds good.:)
     
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    Quiller Type 2 · Member

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    It may seem bit odd, but I sometimes have finely chopped savoy cabbage; the point is to have something bland (and low carb!) on which to serve a curry or chilli. Discard the tough outer green leaves, and use a quarter of the cabbage per person. Cut out the stalk then cut the cabbage into strips one way, turn 90 degrees and cut the other way - the object being to cut into as small pieces as possible. Rinse and put into microwavable dish and microwave with a little water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain water, add some butter and microwave again for 2 to 3 minutes. One point to note is that the curry or chilli or whatever you serve it with should be fairly dry; rice can absorb the liquid from a "wet" curry, but obviously cabbage doesn't.
     
  8. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Dry curried cauliflower is a great alternative to eat with curries. We used to make it with a cauli and potato mix (Aloo Gobi) before I became diabetic. There's plenty of recipes on Google for this, but ours came from an Indian cookery book.

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