Cheap, easy substitute for rice?

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  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    I've decided to remove rice from my diet after reading reports on arsenic content, etc. I wonder if you could help me find a substitute product that:

    -Is comparable in price to white or brown rice
    -Can be cooked in a simple rice cooker

    Quinoa meets the second criterion but not the first (at least not where I shop). Maybe barley or some other similar grain?
     
  2. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    Just eat the bloody rice. Rice makes up about 85% of my daily diet although I do get locally grown rice (an option since I live in south Louisiana).
     
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  4. GanChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That area (and southeast TX) is actually supposed to be the worst for arsenic contamination, since they re-used cotton fields sprayed with DDT for their rice crops....

    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/01/how-much-arsenic-is-in-your-rice/index.htm


    ..but hey, you're obviously not dead from bladder cancer yet, so I'm sure you'll be fine. Bon appetit! :)

    If you do decide to answer answer the question I posted, I'll be right here.

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    Any other dietary tips you'd like to share?
     
  5. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Quinoa is the best substitute IMO. It's pretty cheap at Sam's Club/Costco/BJs, etc. Even Wegmans isn't too bad. It's a ripoff at Whole Foods.

    However, being of Asian descent, rice is a huge portion of my diet. I usually buy rice from my local Asian or Indian markets. The taste is much better than the crap they sell at American grocery stores.
     
  6. adk macrumors 68000

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    Rice is what the poorest people in the world eat. I don't think you're going to find any other grain that is comparable in price.
     
  7. woodywoodz Suspended

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    I do not think there is something that can replace rice in the diet.
     
  8. darmr macrumors member

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    Stick with the rice. As AutoUnion39 says add Quinoa.
    Also add Bulgar Wheat and Couscous to your diet.
     
  9. VI™ macrumors 6502a

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    Apple seeds contain cyanide.

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    And I'd like to replace rice and pasta in my diet as well, but because I'm looking for lower carb content.
     
  10. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Why remove rice completely? Just switch to basmati which has the lowest level of arsenic and, IMHO, tastes best. You can bulk buy it at Costco at reasonable price.
     
  11. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    Careful there. You are mixing up your issues. DDT does not contain arsenic. Chlorine, yes, but no arsenic. Arsenic has been used as an insecticide on it's own as lead hydrogen arsenate, monosodium methyl arsenate, and disodium methyl arsenate.
     
  12. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    These discussions make me laugh. Eat rice; it's good for you.

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  13. Huntn macrumors G5

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    The problem is, it's not that cheap, and might make you toss your cookies... :p
     
  14. Huntn macrumors G5

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    That cat has a great disgusted look on its face. :)
     
  15. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    Just enjoy your life and eat what you want. It's what I do, and I'm still healthy at 62....
     

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