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Flour alternative; grinding rice to flour ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 05, 2011 at 3:05 PM

If I don't eat rice at all, will grinding brown rice to flour cause me the same digestive distress as eating rice in its original state? (due to continued weight loss need to add more starchy carbs, sick of potatoes already, am thinking of making rice flour tortillas). I am gluten free.

Can't afford to be sick so hoping someone can tell me if grinding it will lessen its digestive effect. Already suffering from changes in food and water due to recent relocation to Brazil.

Keep in mind I have to make from scratch from local products there are NONE of the alternative flours here like you have overseas (and my housing shipment wont be here til mid November). So there are no real other alternatives that I can find here and making easily while in a hotel with tiny kitchenette (cook top and microwave only).

For later on, is making a potato flour a good alternative? (lots of potatoes sold here, no sweet potatoes that I've found yet). I have a dehydrator that will arrive with my shipment.

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on October 06, 2011
at 01:48 PM

Yes, cassava, tapioca, yucca - same thing.

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on October 05, 2011
at 08:30 PM

in that case, go with a mix of potato flour and nuts, in my opinion. I'm not sure about tapioca, but if you can find some without yucca, that may help with the drier texture of potato and nut-based foods.

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on October 05, 2011
at 07:58 PM

thanks Caleb! I do have allergies to alot of these things listed but very kind of you!! (allergic beef, soy, yucca) I stocked up on almond and coconut flours in my home goods, but the containers take forever to clear...won't be til November. I have all the appliances too including dehydrator, vitamix....just not with me on hand. Ok you confimed that cassava is yucca....bummer

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on October 05, 2011
at 07:54 PM

usually I can spot things by sight if I see them, but no luck so far. I'll have to look up the Portuguese words and see if I can at least ask. I'm sure there has to be more out there than whats at the corner market. thanks!!

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on October 05, 2011
at 05:40 PM

Sweet potatoes might be called batata where you are. You might also find "name" which is true yam.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on October 05, 2011
at 05:00 PM

ok, that makes sense! I was hoping since it was ground fine it would be easier on the system...but guess not!

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on October 05, 2011
at 05:00 PM

I'm a little confused about tapioca as some things I read say made from yucca. am allergic to yucca. Also reading up on pao de queijo and different sites says its made with different things...so I've not ventured to eat it yet (have in the past, is delicious!)

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on October 05, 2011
at 04:58 PM

cassave is made with yucca, am allergic to yucca....doubt I'd find Haiga rice here, but I'll look!

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on October 05, 2011
at 03:08 PM

Grinding rice into flour would mean concentrating and processing it. Concentrated foods have MORE of whatever is in them per volume. Therefore if brown rice causes you digestive distress, brown rice flour would cause at least the same if not even greater distress.

If you are saying regular rice makes you feel ill, then don't eat things made of rice.

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on October 05, 2011
at 05:00 PM

ok, that makes sense! I was hoping since it was ground fine it would be easier on the system...but guess not!

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on October 05, 2011
at 03:32 PM

In Brazil you can definitely get tapioca flour. It's good, extremely starchy. It's what the PAo de Queijo is made from!

Mmmmm Pao de Queijo!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheese_bun#Brazil

If you do dairy, definitely make your own! Super easy and addictive!

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on October 05, 2011
at 05:00 PM

I'm a little confused about tapioca as some things I read say made from yucca. am allergic to yucca. Also reading up on pao de queijo and different sites says its made with different things...so I've not ventured to eat it yet (have in the past, is delicious!)

0e2772604bdb3627525b42d77340538b

(953)

on October 06, 2011
at 01:48 PM

Yes, cassava, tapioca, yucca - same thing.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on October 05, 2011
at 03:15 PM

I have bought brown rice flour before and it gives me a reaction similar to whole wheat bread, a reaction that is worse than if I just ate rice. It fills me up, but an hour later I'm ravenous. And it messes up my stomach. If you are going to eat rice, I would try getting Haiga rice in the future, as it's between brown and white rice- it has the most irritating stuff removed, but still has some nutrition.

If you are in Latin America, why not just eat cassava? It's about as benign as you can get.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on October 05, 2011
at 04:58 PM

cassave is made with yucca, am allergic to yucca....doubt I'd find Haiga rice here, but I'll look!

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on October 05, 2011
at 05:40 PM

Sweet potatoes might be called batata where you are. You might also find "name" which is true yam.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on October 05, 2011
at 07:54 PM

usually I can spot things by sight if I see them, but no luck so far. I'll have to look up the Portuguese words and see if I can at least ask. I'm sure there has to be more out there than whats at the corner market. thanks!!

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Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on October 05, 2011
at 06:20 PM

I used to live in Brasil, and while I was not paleo at the time, here are my suggestions for food in general, and then flour alternatives:

  • go to your local feira whenever you can to get any produce items, fresh.
  • personally, I'm a big fan of açaí smoothies, and found them a great source of energy. Many places can also add guaraná
  • stock up on items like requejão, as it is a good source of fats. Avoid the ones with added vegetable oils.
  • Pão de Queijo is good, but many sold on street corners contain gluten, so you will want to check this
  • Find a good butcher, they do exist! - this is especially good for feijoada beef
  • Go for potato or tapioca over grain-based flours when you can. I'm celiac, but too much rice still irritates my body
  • Nuts are sold in large amounts. Making nut flours, however, is fairly easy, especially if you have a high-end coffe grinder. I recommend almond, walnut or cashew. A lot of good recipes out there substitute nut flours and eggs for grain flours, to make a soufflé-style dough. Avoid peixãos do brasil (Brazil nuts) for this, as they have a very high selenium content.
  • there are tips out there for flour blending. My Ma has used some nice homemade mixes of rice, pecans, and tapioca. I'm sure with some experimentation you can make one without rice
  • a staple to many Brazilians is cassava, also called farófa. It's basically coarse manioc (yucca) flour with vegetables. Though I always at it on its own, some people have used it to thicken other items. This may be worth considering as an ingredient.

Boa sorte!

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on October 05, 2011
at 08:30 PM

in that case, go with a mix of potato flour and nuts, in my opinion. I'm not sure about tapioca, but if you can find some without yucca, that may help with the drier texture of potato and nut-based foods.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on October 05, 2011
at 07:58 PM

thanks Caleb! I do have allergies to alot of these things listed but very kind of you!! (allergic beef, soy, yucca) I stocked up on almond and coconut flours in my home goods, but the containers take forever to clear...won't be til November. I have all the appliances too including dehydrator, vitamix....just not with me on hand. Ok you confimed that cassava is yucca....bummer

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