Red rice

HenryBennett

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Hi all,

Any views on red rice?

Some time ago I converting to red rice. Since my Type 2 diagnosis though I’ve tried to cut out all rice but am wondering if I’m okay continuing occasionally with red rice. I’ve read that it has a low Glycemic Index and is not bad.

I’ve searched the forums but can’t find any reference to red rice.

Thanks.
 

SB2015

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Sorry Henry I have never heard of this, so I look forward to reading any information that you get.
 

HenryBennett

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Sorry Henry I have never heard of this, so I look forward to reading any information that you get.
I came across it in “The Doctor’s Kitchen“ by Dr Rupy Aujla. The only place I’ve been able to buy it is Tesco Extra.
 

Inka

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I used to use it to mix into my ordinary rice. I also like millet mixed in too. I tend to use whole grain rice and/or basmati as I find they have the lowest GI.

If it works for your blood sugar, Henry, then I’d go ahead. I’m a fan of variety in food - not just for the taste but also because I think that’s the best way to get a wide range of vitamins and anti-oxidants.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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I would let your meter be your guide @HenryBennett - GI is only and average of a sample of 100 people - who may all have had quite different responses.

Let us know how it worked out for you, if you manage to track it down :)
 

HenryBennett

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I would let your meter be your guide @HenryBennett - GI is only and average of a sample of 100 people - who may all have had quite different responses.

Let us know how it worked out for you, if you manage to track it down :)
Well, I had a medium portion of red rice with a salmon fillet and my BG spiked. Came down overnight, but next time I’ll reduce the quantity of rice and pad it out with spring onions and green pepper and see if I spike again.
 

Drummer

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Personally I'd far rather be having several different veges instead of rice - it is just so boring and bland. A nice salad with those things still available from the fridge - a stir fry, mushrooms - anything but rice.
 

HenryBennett

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Personally I'd far rather be having several different veges instead of rice - it is just so boring and bland. A nice salad with those things still available from the fridge - a stir fry, mushrooms - anything but rice.
I did have other veggies but was more interested in the effect on my BG. I’d rarely have plain boiled rice. I use the red rice to make a vegetable rice - mushrooms, onion & green peppers. I also flake the salmon into the vegetable rice.
 

grovesy

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Well, I had a medium portion of red rice with a salmon fillet and my BG spiked. Came down overnight, but next time I’ll reduce the quantity of rice and pad it out with spring onions and green pepper and see if I spike again.
I used to be able to tolerate a small amount of pasta or rice, but for the last couple of years I can't, I just have the meal my family have without the rice or pasta.
 

HenryBennett

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I used to be able to tolerate a small amount of pasta or rice, but for the last couple of years I can't, I just have the meal my family have without the rice or pasta.
Interesting, thanks. That’s really what I’m trying to do. How have you got on simply excluding the pasta and rice?
 

ianf0ster

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I use Cauliflower Rice rather than any real rice. I find it goes well in Kedgeree and OK in curries - better in thicker curries than runny ones.

I tried brown rice, black rice and red rice, my meter couldn't tell any difference between them.
 

HenryBennett

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I use Cauliflower Rice rather than any real rice. I find it goes well in Kedgeree and OK in curries - better in thicker curries than runny ones.

I tried brown rice, black rice and red rice, my meter couldn't tell any difference between them.
I’ve given cauliflower rice a go a few times and find it ok. Maybe I need to persevere.
 

trophywench

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Henry - diabetes is all about perseverance! It is a marathon - never a sprint.
 

HenryBennett

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Henry - diabetes is all about perseverance! It is a marathon - never a sprint.
yes, good advice. I’m just learning a lot & there’ll always be more.
 

trophywench

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Good grief - just came back onto this thread to be told that I'm ignoring Henry so I went to 'My Account' and yes, I was, so I unignored him immediately. Other than doing that via 'My Account' which I haven't been on before 5 mins ago for donkeys ages - I have NO idea whatever how I managed to do it!
 

HenryBennett

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Good grief - just came back onto this thread to be told that I'm ignoring Henry so I went to 'My Account' and yes, I was, so I unignored him immediately. Other than doing that via 'My Account' which I haven't been on before 5 mins ago for donkeys ages - I have NO idea whatever how I managed to do it!
Phew!
 

Sally W

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Hi all,

Any views on red rice?

Some time ago I converting to red rice. Since my Type 2 diagnosis though I’ve tried to cut out all rice but am wondering if I’m okay continuing occasionally with red rice. I’ve read that it has a low Glycemic Index and is not bad.

I’ve searched the forums but can’t find any reference to red rice.

Thanks.
Henry you could try Sona masoori rice.For some people the effect is minimal . I am fine with it.
 

HenryBennett

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Not one I’ve heard of and will look out for it. Thx
 
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