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Alternatives to rice

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HVB79 Sun 02-Nov-14 21:30:20

Does anyone have good alternatives to rice that work with curries, chilli etc? Sometimes I use couscous as it's much quicker, but keen to hear of any other ideas... Thanks in advance!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 02-Nov-14 21:30:55


ChazzerChaser Sun 02-Nov-14 21:31:15

Bulgar wheat, quinoa. I stick to rice myself though

chocolatespiders Sun 02-Nov-14 21:31:59

bulgur wheat

OttiliaVonBCup Sun 02-Nov-14 21:32:52

Bulgur wheat.

I find I'm using it more than rice now.

Catsmamma Sun 02-Nov-14 21:35:57

orzo is nice in soupy casseroley things...basically rice shaped pasta.

realy good for slow cooker stuff where it hasn't thickened as much as you expected, or you put too much stock in, just hurl in a pack and it soaks up all the stock and flavour

TyneTeas Sun 02-Nov-14 22:20:54

I often just do bread with a curry. I sometimes make my own puris, or just use pre-made naans, or toasted pitta breads.

Yorkshire puddings also go quite well with most curries (like spongy crispy naans). I have never attempted proper dhosas, but thin crispy pancakes aren't a million miles off...

TyneTeas Sun 02-Nov-14 22:26:15

and chilli I often just stick in a baked potato

HVB79 Sun 02-Nov-14 22:33:35

Thanks all- some good ideas here. I do like rice but would like to branch out a bit

FishWithABicycle Sun 02-Nov-14 22:38:31

Pearl barley works nicely, but takes a lot longer to cook.

OttiliaVonBCup Sun 02-Nov-14 22:41:14

I have some buckwheat waiting to be used in something, but haven't tried it yet.

spilttheteaagain Mon 03-Nov-14 13:24:58

Chilli with jacket spud, potato wedges, sweet potato wedges, flatbreads, pittas, cornbread?

Curry with naan, chapatti, sag aloo or similar potato based side.

If you want something more ricey, then quinoa, bulgar, buckwheat, pearl barley are all possibilities.

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