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How bad is brown rice?

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Created February 16, 2013 at 7:36 AM

I don't do potatoes. Make me feel bloated. Don't do any dairy at all- makes me sick.

But I occasionally include some brown rice and it digested as nice as a steak or a salad etc.

Is brown rice considered a nono or is it an "ok"?

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on February 16, 2013
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Or you can soak the rice prior to cooking to reduce phytates. I have even been able to buy sprouted rice (at a huge discount, too).

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White potatoes make you bloated, sweet potatoes make you bloated or both?

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on February 16, 2013
at 10:32 AM

Rice isn't paleo although depending on how strict your paleo eating plan is, white rice is better and more acceptable than brown rice because the phytates are removed during the processing of white rice. Rice is probably the best grain you could have if you were eating grains, but rice is basically carbs with little to no nutrients, it's up to you if you want to eat rice though.

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on February 16, 2013
at 03:13 PM

To OP and RK, there are nice chewy/nutty types of white rice too! E.g. Japanese/Thai rice

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on February 16, 2013
at 01:23 PM

My kids eat brown rice. They honestly like it better than white rice (the long grain texmati brown rice). Brown rice does have more phytates; you can help reduce the phytates by soaking it:

http://thenourishinghome.com/2012/03/simple-soaked-brown-rice/

I usually put it on to soak in the morning, then it's ready to cook at dinner.

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on February 16, 2013
at 10:17 AM

Most say any rice isn't paleo, but depending on your goals, current metabolic condition, and activity level some white rice may be ok. Because white is more processed it doesn't have the phytates that brown rice has so less folks will have a problem digesting it. I personally don't seem to have a problem with it but I do find I have to be careful with it because it is easy to over eat the white rice.

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on February 16, 2013
at 08:27 PM

Or you can soak the rice prior to cooking to reduce phytates. I have even been able to buy sprouted rice (at a huge discount, too).

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