View Full Version : Making rice more appealing? Suggesting other complex carbs?
I have to use rice to help pack on the calories because I'm on a budget and I don't know what else to use. The problem is that I am getting sick of it quickly, and I pretty much can only eat chili and rice (which is heavy and hard to eat). On a "rice day meal", that's easily two cups of rice (1200 calories). Can anyone suggest something to make rice more appealing? I have the 10 pound bag and got about 9 pounds left.
Oh, and can anyone suggest come complex carbs other than pasta... and rice?
09-13-2005, 02:41 AM
09-13-2005, 02:49 AM
why on earth are you eating only rice and chili how about veggies? fats? protein?
09-13-2005, 08:14 AM
Complex Carbs (nothing enriched, bleached or processed if possible)
(Best if trying to gain weight)
Oatmeal (Old fashioned, Quick oats, Irish steal cut)
Sweet Potatoes, Yams
Beans (Black eyed, Pinto, Red, Kidney, Black)
Oat Bran Cereal, Grape nuts, Rye cereal, Multi grain hot cereal
Farin (Cream of wheat)
Whole Wheat frozen Bagels, Pitas
Whole wheat or Spinach Pasta, Whey Pasta
Rice (Brown, white, jasmin, basmiti, arborio, wild)
Potatoes (red, white, baking)
Fibrous Carbs <---Better if trying to lose weight
Green Leafy lettuce (red, green, romaine)
Bell Pepers (Green or Red)
09-13-2005, 07:27 PM
Rice is very appealing to me on its own, I have no idea why. I can eat a bowl of it w/o anything on it, or throw some soy sauce on it....mmmm...
09-13-2005, 07:55 PM
im korean so we eat sticky rice with almost every meal...my mom even mixes brown and wild rice in there...but i can see where your coming from on the taste...try oats like getfit said....or the list made by muscleup...
I've prepared rice with milk instead of water. It's good.
add egg to the rice and vegies if you like it that much or make your own chicken fried rice.
09-14-2005, 07:52 AM
Try mixing salsa in with your rice during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Oats and yams are excellent carb sources too.
09-14-2005, 08:44 AM
Buy some pasta, ground beef and tomato sauce. Lots of calories, tastes wicked.
09-14-2005, 09:14 AM
add a little soy sauce to the rice, cheap and tastes great.
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm printing this out and taking it with me to the local dangerously overcrowded yet cheap grocery store this afternoon. I was surprised to see one of my favorite foods, sweet potatoes (especially the orangeish ones), on the list (I'm from the south). I used to eat those ALL the time.
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