Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Need Rice Ideas

Read this morning that a "recommended" diet for chemo-induced diarrhea is BRAT--Bananas, Rice, Apples, and Toast.

Can handle the BAT, but Venita doesn't eat rice. She doesn't like brown rice (too dry), puffed rice, those cardboard rice cakes. Might be able to handle rice pudding if it's not too sweet.

Any ideas for making white rice palatable other than a base for stir-fried veggies?

Maybe other foods that would have the same "powers" in this situation as would rice?

Sadly, we think rice wine is out.


Linda L said...

Maybe try boiled or baked potato without any butter or sour cream, etc, just plain in place of the rice?


Alice said...

I eat minute rice with lots of butter,salt, and pepper on it. It actually tastes good with all that on it. Throw the bag in boiling water for 10 min. and dinner is ready.


Alice said...

Me again, here's some rice with flavor and it's easy.

Hope the link works


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julie said...

V, I am not a huge rice fan either, but my mom made it for me and substituted chicken broth for the water and it was quite good..gravy helps also, but that won't help with the diarrhea..beef broth would probably be good as well...

julie said...

also, with the bananas, try cutting them in slices and putting them on a cookie sheet and freeze them..then mash them makes a yummy banana ice creamy treat..

Martha and Alley Cat said...

At the grocery store there are lots of boxes of flavored rice. Rice ain't what it used to be, really. I like the Farmhouse brands, lots of neat flavors, give them a try, you may surprise yourself.


Annie said...


I like long grain white rice boiled in chicken broth. You can add herbs and veggies while it's boiling, and some butter before serving. There are also some good vegie rice salads out now, if you can digest mayo. Rice pudding is very easy to make and you can adjust the sugar to your liking. I'll send my rice pudding recipe. Toddler Bananas in the jar are very good too.

Annie said...

Gram's Rice Pudding

1.Soak River rice overnight.
2.Cook rice slowly using medium heat until water absorbs.
3.Keep cooking on medium-low heat and slowly keep adding milk until rice is tender (about 1/2 hour).
4. Add sugar to taste, and cook down the milk (about 1/2 hour)
5. Remove from heat and add vanilla to taste (I use a lot!), and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg (spices are optional).
6. Refrigerate & stir in some non-dairy cool whip when partially cooled for a creamy rice pudding.

You probably do not want the spices; they're hard to digest. If you want to make this in less time, substitute Minute rice for the River rice.