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Substitute for white rice?

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RunRabbit Tue 23-Apr-13 16:06:03

I love curries but white rice is too heavy and too much carb which I want to cut down on.

Any good/healthier substitutes?

newgirl Tue 23-Apr-13 16:10:46

We always have wholegrain brown rice- much prefer flavour. Have to cook it for much longer than White.

Or make a veg Dahl or curry to go with? Or serve the curry with chopped salad? Or a very thin wholemeal chappati?

bulletwithbutterflywings Tue 23-Apr-13 16:17:43

Cauliflower rice is yummy, you just grate the whole thing (except leaves) and steam it.

teaandthorazine Tue 23-Apr-13 16:18:18


Yep, really. It makes brilliant low-carb 'rice'. Can't cut and paste on iPad but google for cauliflower rice and you'll get loads of recipes and suggestions.

TeeBee Tue 23-Apr-13 16:40:35

What about calorie-free noodles?

AnythingNotEverything Tue 23-Apr-13 16:46:46

I don't eat white rice and would second the brown rice suggestion, as it is less stodgy than white.

I don't bother - I just have chappatis with curry.

RunRabbit Tue 23-Apr-13 17:08:40

I've tried brown rice. Didn't like it.

I'll try the Cauliflower rice.

Love chappatis but still Carbs so I'm going to have those as a last resort.

Thank you for the suggestions smile

HeySoulSister Tue 23-Apr-13 17:21:16


RunRabbit Tue 23-Apr-13 17:44:16

What's that? Is it like Couscous?

Spamspamspam Thu 25-Apr-13 13:19:33

Another vote for Cauliflower Rice - don't even need to steam just need to microwave for a couple of minutes - it is LOVELY

plecofjustice Thu 25-Apr-13 13:28:37

Another vote for cauli rice is a very yummy recipe

Also cauli pizza

Quinoa also very nice - a bit like couscous, but much tastier imo and healthier than rice

newgirl Thu 25-Apr-13 19:22:26

Love the cauli rice idea!

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