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testing with rice

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by ixi1429, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. ixi1429

    ixi1429 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't eaten rice since last Oct when I switched to Low carb. Tonight I thought I would give it a go. I had 125g of pilau with a chicken tikka masala (made at home).
    BG before dinner = 4.6, 90 mins after 6.1, 120 mins after 5.7. So I had a spike of 1.5 and then it drops off. I'm quite chuffed with that but I thought I would post to see what others thought.

    This does NOT mean I am going to be eating rice every week but it is goo to have options.

    I did test gnocchi earlier this week (only a handful) with little impact ( I went from 4.8 to 5.4) so pretty good.

    I still really want to test porridge (my standard breakfast before diagnosis) but I am approaching that one with trepidation. Any ideas on toppings would be appreciated. Cinnamon seems like a good one.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have to give reheating cooked rice a try still, I am still wary of doing it as the last I ate rice it put me up in to 10's after two hours.

    I have been good with reheated cooked pasta and spuds, no dramas with them as long as I get the portion size right.
     
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    miahara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you are ok with pilau rice and great that it's an option. As far as porridge goes (I can't handle it) the cinnamon topping has me salviating, but I'd add some double cream too.
     
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    hankjam Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Caution with rice.

    Lifted from here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35234184

    One food that people are particularly cautious about reheating is rice. As I mentioned above, most cases of food poisoning are caused by bacteria, but in the case of rice it is a bit more complicated than that.

    Rice can be contaminated by a bacterium called Bacillus cereus. The bacteria themselves are killed by heat, but they sometimes produce spores that are not only toxic but surprisingly heat resistant.

    This can lead to "fried rice syndrome", so-called because it was once not uncommon for people to get ill after eating fried rice at a Chinese buffet (where fried rice dishes had been left sitting around at room temperature for many hours). These days hygiene standards in Chinese restaurants are much better than they were.
     
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  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It has been posted to me before.

    I cook the rice which gets put into sealed 300 ml containers, then cooled down before putting in fridge, and then put in the freezer till needed.

    Never had a problem with all the years we have been bulk cooking...

    Edit: Clarity
     
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    lindijanice Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey ixi1429, I have found that I can tolerate 1/3 cup cooked steel cut oats with cream, cinnnamon and 2 - 3Tb walnut pieces....only a rare treat, but the nuts and cream help to even out the oats. 1/3 cup doesn't look like much but add the nuts and cream and it is almost a decent amount:) Good luck if you try/L
     
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    ixi1429 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone.

    Its all about finding the options now. I may try porridge this weekend. It would be good to find out one way or another..
     
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    I love rice and its what I miss most out of all the starches. Regarding reheating it I do wonder about the microwave pouches of rice. They must be precooked! Has anyone had any success with using them while controlling BG? Uncle Ben do the wholegrain pouches in 130g size in packs of 3 at Sainsbury.
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My husband tolerates porridge well and has it for breakfast every morning made with lactose free milk he does not have anything on it.
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can manage half of one of these without a rise that troubles me :)
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    I've always been fine with rice in the likes of Paella, although not quite so great with plain rice, unless with a curry bearing a certain amount of fat. These days, I rarely do proper rice, having worked out my Pretendy Paella, utilising cauli rice.

    One comment I would make about rice, @ixi1429 is that when the Libre was first launched, there were a few threads about rollercoaster rice - the food that kept on giving. One member I haven't seen for ages, and I can't unfortunately remember hos user name, found he had more than one rise from curry.

    Have you dabbled with the Libre yourself at all?.
     
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    ixi1429 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No. I am quite fortunate in that I am not on meds and I caught it earlyish - HbA1C of 52 - managed to get it down to 44 in 6 months. There didn't appear to be another rise. My fasting this morning was 5.8 which is average, although it is the highest it has been for about a week. I'll try it again, maybe some different rice.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    When trying new things - especially previously excluded items, I always test until my bloods return to the pre-meal reading, but than again, I'm a data monster. :)
     
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    ixi1429 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Basmati rice may be off the list. Following my "success with Pilau rice" I thought I would make Kedgeree for the family. I used plain Basmati rice. Portion size was 80g.

    Before meal - 5.1
    90 mins after - 5.3 (So far so good )
    2 hours after - 6.3 (oh no!)
    2.5 hours after - 6 ( at least its dropping)
    3 hours aftter - 6.5 (******)

    At that point I went to bed.
     
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    Rice is a no no for me but Rice Noodles seem to be ok do not know why
     
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    LouWilk059 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would try that one again as your rise was only 1.4, but try to monitor longer. I'm testing Shepherd's pie tonight.
     
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    ixi1429 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice. Next time I will, it was getting past my bedtime.
    What I did find interesting was the way my BG rose and fell. I haven't seen that before, normally it rises and then just falls away.
     
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    LouWilk059 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Carbs will tend to do that. My Shepherd's pie turned out to be OK. Started at 5.0 with the highest number being 6.3 (less than 1.7 rise). I checked over a 4.5 hr span. Will test it again next time we have it as it may have read lower due to using instant potatoes vs real potatoes
     
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    allan76 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I stopped porridge it sent my reading very high after 2 hours
     
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