I am a steamed white rice fan. Been diabetic for 3 years now - Type 2. How do you make brown rice more palatable??
Doesn't rice spike your BG?
Yes it does. I need to find alternatives. Any suggestion?
I don't eat any grains & haven't for almost 4 years. No need for grains & they sure aren't diabetic friendly. There's more fiber in vegetables than in grains.
Spaghetti squash is a great replacement. I can eat only a 1/2 cup of brown rice at a time, and absolutely no fat with it.
Well, in regards to low carb rice is totally out as it's super high in carbs.
For making brown rice palatable some olive oil, bacon fat or other such lards would surely help. Salsa if desired, can go well. Parmesan cheese maybe sprinkled over the top, think pasta roni.
Wow - I was just asking a legit question. My doctor is the one who suggested brown rice. I don't eat gallons of it.
I'd run from a doctor who suggested a diabetic eat brown rice:)
Oh, I didn't mean to be offensive. If you don't eat low carb, have at it. I used to love white rice, but I would need to super bolus (15u?) just to cover a cup.
A cup of brown rice has about 45 carbs in it. That is a lot for some of us (a full days carbs in some cases). A good alternative is cauliflower rice which can be made with the suggestions I mentioned previously to enhance taste. There are tons of recipes online for it.
Sorry I took that personally. I am trying to deal with all of this and depression too. Life is challenging. I was thinking more of a 1/2 cup serving per the ADA dietary recommendations. I only eat rice 1-2 times per week. Could cut it back to 1x/week though. I eat a lot of cauliflower - it is one of my faves. Thank you for your help. Much appreciated.
No worries! D is a pain and we're all in that boat with you. I would give that cauliflower rice a shot. When I went low carb, white rice with sushi, chicken, and all other ways was something I sorely missed. The cauliflower isn't sticky, but it's a great way to not see BG spikes and still get a good side dish. Be well!
thanks so much!!
I don't eat any rice any more. Spikes me, but if you love rice. cook the brown rice nearly twice as long as the white, or start some brown rice on to boil and cook about 20 minutes, then add some white rice and cook a further 15/20 minutes for a mixture. Alternatively get quinoa and cook according to directions on packaging. Yet another tasty alternative is Pearl barley. this also needs longer cooking. You'd need to look them up for carb counts