what is the alternative of rice?

Philippines
December 28, 2009 12:19am CST
can you tell what would be the alternative of rice? sometimes, i don't like rice, im thinking of something that has a lot of carbohydrates and more protein. can you name one? help :D thanks and happy holidays :D
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@Galena (9124)
28 Dec 09
if you want an alternative to rice, pasta or couscous usually make a good alternative. or chickpeas are lovely. couscous works particularly well when you want a change from rice, because it absorbs a lot of flavour, so you can prepare it to taste however you like it. I usually use chicken stock, chilli and mix mustard seeds through to give a bit of texture.
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• Philippines
4 Jan 10
chickpeas.. hmm that's new to me too, i'll look for it. now i am already craving for what you have posted :D thanks for the response maam :D
@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
28 Dec 09
A good alternative to rice is either bread, pasta or noodles. Try the wheat bread, it's a healthier alternative.
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• Philippines
4 Jan 10
wheat bread! oh i have tried that one, thanks for remembering! now that i can choose more than one option! thank you very much for the response :D
@JAG2009 (268)
• India
28 Dec 09
What about macarona? Or pasta in any shape/size/form? I think it's almost the same as rice in terms of its properties... Hope this helps. Happy holidays to you too.
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• Philippines
4 Jan 10
hmm pasta? well if it in not expensive enough, i'll choose that as an option :D thanks for the response! :D
@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
28 Dec 09
Hi, I'm asian and I eat rice all the time. If you're looking for an alternative with more carbs then you can try substituting it with potato or corn. Most food with high carbs are processed food with starch and sugar.
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• Philippines
4 Jan 10
well, thanks for your advice, i'll try looking for corn or potatoes :D
@vycess (1590)
• Saudi Arabia
28 Dec 09
Why? You don't like rice because? LOL, You can try corn and pastas they are carbohydrates. I like rice, I'm not satisfied when my meal don't have rice. Well, we have different likes and dislikes.
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• Philippines
3 Jan 10
no, it's not like i dont like rice anymore. sometimes im sick of it hehe, my tongue is looking for another taste or something like that. i love rice especially when it is hot. hmm corn pastas, that's new to me, i'll try that one :D thanks! thank you very much for the response! :)
@watergirl (569)
• Philippines
18 May 10
From where I grew up, corn grits are the traditional staple food. It's more filling, aromatic, and cheaper than regular rice.
• Philippines
18 May 10
im also craving for corn grits..~ back then in our farm i usually eat them freely but right now in this economy i think corn grits in rice is getting expensive.
• Philippines
18 May 10
You can eat some bread and noodles if you don't want to eat rice.
• Philippines
18 May 10
i'll go for bread and starting to look for wheat noodles at the market~! thanks for responding~ :3
@ralphido (843)
• India
4 Jan 10
well.. if you don't want rice.. you could go for wheat.. it is much more healthy than rice.. lower sugar content., high energy content.. almost triple the protein content.. rich in fiber.. all in all. very healthy..
• Philippines
16 May 10
i know wheats are good but it gives me bad effect on my pocket XD thanks! ehhe~
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Hi, uchihaseymour. An alternative to rice would be macaroni or pasta. Noodles would be another one as well. Just pick what you choose that you will like out of these options.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Or you can have scalloped potatoes or mashed potatoes too.
• India
31 Dec 09
Wheat is a good alternative for rice. You can make chappattis and have them with potatoes. You can also try corn or rice noodles or pasta.
• Philippines
16 May 10
what are "chappattis" :3
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
I think there are a lot of possible alternatives for rice if you don't like it. You can eat pasta and rootcrops as well. You can also eat bread. Those things I have mentioned are rich in carbohydrates just like rice. But for me, rice is really different. I love rice very much and I cannot have a complete meal without it.
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
how many cups of rice do you usually take each meal? because for me, normally i would just eat a cup of rice, and sometimes i cant finish it all. i then feel sorry for the waste ones T_T i do not like wasting but, my mouth just rejects rice sometimes :(. thanks for the response by the way. i'll go for the bread
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
29 Dec 09
How about potato or pastas? Both I think had a lot of carbo but protein wise, I am not able to advice you on. Have you tried brown rice before? They are good for health and I find them having different taste and texture from normal rice. Some people who have illness are recommended to have brown rice instead but because their taste and texture are different from brown rice, some people mixed 1 cup of normal rice with 1/2 cup of brown rice for a start to tryout the taste.
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
oh yeah, just like what maam coco said, a brown rice, i will really try that one. now that comes first in my mind, then the potatoes and bread :D hmmm i hope it would really help. thanks for the response! :D
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
28 Dec 09
There's a lot of alternatives to rice. Rice is basically a starchy, carb-food. There's all kinds of bread, pasta, potatoes, onions, corn and noodles.
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
onions? for real? hmm i never tried that one but thanks for the reply anyways :D good day
• Philippines
28 Dec 09
you can try brown rice if you are health conscious.brown rice has more fiber and lesser fat than white rice.you can also try pasta.just make pasta without red sauce.you can try using white (cheese) sauce or just dab it with olive oil.you can also try corn.
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
is brown rice still available at markets? hmmm i'll try to eat that. i wonder if it has natural contents. thanks for the response!
@TAZNEM (656)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
i dont consider anything that is alternative for rice, rice is something that cant be replaced for me cuz i cant consider a meal a meal without eating rice so i dont have any alternative for rice
@aprces (1083)
• China
28 Dec 09
i've been told there has no specific kind of food can replace a certain food because there hasn't a kind of food contains the whole nutrition in the world, that means some nutuition in some certain food that others can't offer to you