• Anyone discovered white rice?

    Asked by Blue on Thursday, July 4, 2013

    Anyone discovered white rice?

    After Whipple surgery (and I am grateful to still be here...Thank you to my doctors and surgeons!) I have had difficulty with digestive issues. That is--until last night when, at my dinner for friends, I prepared white rice. My stomach responded positively. Wondering if anyone else has made a similar connection and discovery.

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    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      The so-called BRAT diet--bananas, rice, applesauce and toast---is what our family docs have prescribed when our boys had digestive problems when they were little. Congrats on finding something that agrees w/you. Don't you wish it was CHOCOLATE?

      almost 5 years ago
    • ladyhawk's Avatar

      I love the BRAT diet, we still use that when the kids get stomach flu

      almost 5 years ago
    • Blue's Avatar

      Thank you for the info on the Brat diet. Will definitely give it a try.

      almost 5 years ago
    • JMS's Avatar

      Dear Blue - white rice is frequently used as a remedy for dysentery, as are bananas (they both have "binding" qualities, and blueberries have these same qualities as well). Now that I'm on a new chemo regimen, I'm finding that I'm needing to resort to these types of foods quite frequently. Hope these continue to work for you - they should. JMS

      almost 5 years ago
    • joyce's Avatar

      Yes! My husband has lots of digestive issues. . .not so much after the whipple as after the radiation. White rice is something that he has been able to tolerate and enjoy. He eats it almost every day.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Russ' Avatar

      Blue, My wife is from Thailand, and we have been married for 45 years, (46yrs this Oct). The whole family, including our 2 children, who grew up on white rice. We rarely at potatoes. In my early stages of survival I was able to eat white rice, but the problem is, it's too dry for me. Therefore I always needed to put some gravy, soy sauce, or whenever she made beef & broccoli, I would use the sauce from that. Even today, 12 years later, my digestive system gives me problems, but I still can eat beef and broccoli topped on a lot of white rice. That seems to be the only time that I can eat beef...with white rice, and not have any problems. Congratulations on your find Blue...enjoy!
      Best, Russ

      almost 5 years ago
    • Blue's Avatar

      Thanks to everyone for the info about white rice. Years ago I had a dinner at an Indian restaurant in Michigan. They made a green, accent sauce that I found to be delicious. Tried to duplicate it at home and it's a tasty accompaniment to white rice and/or baked chicken dishes. To a washed fist full of fresh mint and another of cilantro, add four TB of Cannola oil, two TB of Rice Vinegar, juice of one lime or lemon, one small cubed cucumber, one clove garlic, two TB chopped onion, salt and cayenne pepper to taste, and 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Blend in blender or food processor until creamy and smooth. Use this as a healthful dressing for white rice, baked chicken, fish, lamb, beef or veggies. It has a slight sweet/sour and delicate flavor.

      almost 5 years ago

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