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Rice is a Blessing and Curse

riceI hate and love rice.  I hate it because it makes so many of the gluten-free baked goods dry and grainy.  I love it because it can be nutritious, is readily available and usually inexpensive.  It is both a blessing and a curse to the gluten-free world. 

I know most of the world thrives on a rice-based diet.  I also know many gluten-free bakers that have sworn to me that they would never be caught dead using rice flour in any of their recipes.  I, however, still use rice flour (almost all forms of it) and still cook with rice at home.  My family tries to limit our carbohydrate intake, but we still love rice every once in a while.

At approximately 10 cents per half-cup serving, rice is economical, easy to prepare and pairs well with other healthy foods such as vegetables, beans, meat and seafood for a delicious and nutritious meal.

Here are some great rice recipes from the United States Rice Federation.  They are all easy to prepare.  

Praline Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Red Curry Coconut Rice with Pork

Greek Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

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