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Cooking white rice

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 22, 2012 at 8:49 AM

So in an effort to gain weight while running 30+ miles/week and using weights at the gym, I'm adding more carbs to my diet and the easiest/cheapest way to do this, for me at least, is to eat white rice. I'm Asian so it's not hard to find white rice, but I don't like how plain and bland it is.

I don't like it plain, but I've tried it cooked in a broth/soup from chicken bones, red dates, goji berries and Chinese medicinal herbs, and it's not bad. Cooked in coconut milk, it's also really nice and rich and coconutty.

If you include white rice in your diet, how do you prep it to make it taste not so plain?

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on September 24, 2012
at 02:52 AM

Coconut milk for desert, bone broth for dinner with seaweed and chili. It's not the "main" event for me, so I'm pretty happy with it as is. Have you tried rice noodles too? There are some really basic brands made of just rice, nice change of texture.

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on September 24, 2012
at 12:05 AM

Thanks for this, I'll have to try it!

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on September 23, 2012
at 03:14 AM

Mexican/Spanish rice

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on September 22, 2012
at 11:15 AM

Coconut fish curry, with copious amounts of spices. Yummmmmm!

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on September 22, 2012
at 08:52 AM

mix it with meat, vegetables, kimchi or make rice pilaf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilaf

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on September 22, 2012
at 03:50 PM

My favorite way is to cook rice is in broth, to make it more nutrient dense. Then I toss it with lime juice, salt and pepper and mix in a full bunch of minced cilantro. Pile meat, avocado and salsa on top of the rice, with maybe a little cheese and/or soured cream if you do dairy. This is very similar to Chipoltle's cilantro-lime rice - SO good!

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on September 24, 2012
at 12:05 AM

Thanks for this, I'll have to try it!

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on September 22, 2012
at 09:07 AM

Just make a curry and pour it on top of the rice.

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on September 22, 2012
at 11:15 AM

Coconut fish curry, with copious amounts of spices. Yummmmmm!

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on September 24, 2012
at 04:37 AM

1 cup cooked Trader Joes organic basmati rice in a fry pan on medium heat with 2 tbsp ghee, 4 eggs yolks, and 1/2 ounce beef liver lightly sautéed. This is really surprisingly good tasting. This forms the basis of my dinner meal. I add another protein as well. Salmon really makes this rock.

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on September 24, 2012
at 01:41 AM

Cook it normally (just water). Put a bunch on a plate, then pour beef stew on top of it.

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on September 24, 2012
at 12:22 AM

It is easier just to not run.

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on September 24, 2012
at 12:01 AM

I make a sauce out of chicken broth, a tiny bit of orange marmalade (I know its not 100% paleo) soy sauce, garlic powder and ginger powder. I heat on the stove and sometimes use a thickening agent to make it less runny and pour it over my rice when its done. Its DELICIOUS. Sometimes I mix it with a little bit of fried pork.

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on September 22, 2012
at 03:11 PM

I eat white rice mainly for bodybuilding goals but my fat macro targets are high. My quick method for making it tasty and calorific is to add in around 4 oz of fried lamb or beef mince and usually 1 oz of grass-fed butter. I'll often fry an onion up with the mince.

I just had some rice for lunch with white fish and added a cream-based curry sauce.

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on September 22, 2012
at 02:59 PM

Milk (or coconut milk), raisins, and cinnamon.

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