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Postby Suminoya Buffet » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:26 am

I've been eating alot of Jasmine Rice lately and Im wondering if it should be cut out of my eating habits if I am to lose weight, also, is any rice suitable to eat in moderation ?
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Postby SarahC » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:34 am

I think there is a difference between different kinds of rices. Maybe jasmine rice has a higher GI than the others :? Brown rice has to be the best of the lot though...
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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:48 am

White rice isn't very good (high GI) and a lot of nutritionists recommend you eat brown rice. However, the one good rice out of white rices is basmati rice which is lower in GI than all the other white rices.

Rice is a good source of carbs, don't cut it out just watch your serving sizes and stick to the lower GI ones (Brown and basmati)
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:12 am

I've actually heard that Basmati is lower GI than Brown rice?? can anyone confirm/deny??
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Postby sassi » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:24 am

Butterfly_Dawn wrote:I've actually heard that Basmati is lower GI than Brown rice?? can anyone confirm/deny??

i heard the same thing.

i just went and checked the GI website and it seems to depend on the brand/method of cooking...more complicated than i thought!

basmati seems to be a really good choice (around 58) but there's a japanese type of rice that is really low.

jasmine rice does (unfortunately!) have a really high GI by the looks of it - around 89. ouch :(

this is the website if anyone is interested: http://www.glycemicindex.com/
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:27 am

yeah thats true about basmati, my pa is diebetic, and thats what he was recommended to eat xx
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:39 am

basmati is my fave rice anyway, and soooo good if you drop a bit of saffron in.
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Postby milkyway » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:19 am

As a compromise, I get by cooking half brown, half white mixes which is not too bad. About 80g is a serve, which isn't very much. I love my rice and tend to it with every meal, including breakfast!
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Postby loveat116 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:32 pm

All rice tastes the same to me.. :shock:
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:08 pm

Brown rice is around the same GI as white, it's just a hell of a lot tastier!! Basmati and Doongara are the lower GI rices :)
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Postby gea » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:17 pm

I enjoy eating Doongara rice which is lower gi than common white rice.

I think the amount you eat also matters, portion control is important in weightloss.
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Postby Maraver » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:05 am

Basmati is supposedly the best rice
I measure into a cup once I have cooked it and then turn it out onto my plate
I love curry and rice I could eat it every day :lol:
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:28 am

annette syms recommends basmati for her recipes
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