But that's very interesting about the resistant starch in potatoes. I do recall reading somewhere awhile back about it being more available once the potatoes have been cooled. I am thoroughly intrigued now. Especially after recently coming across your thread about eating potatoes almost exclusively for a week in order to drop weight! I was wondering what the mechanism is behind why that works?
I'll definitely be doing some more experimenting with potatoes now, especially with boiling them and eating them cooled.
Good suggestion on peeling the potatoes. I'll have to give them a try both ways and see how I do.
Basmati is simply one variety of rice, just like short-grain rice and so on. White rice simply refers to any rice that has the bran removed. You can get white or brown basmati--obviously you don't want the brown.
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I'm good with white rice and white potatoes. White rice is lower in micronuntrient value than white potatoes but higher in micronutrients than most fats, calorie for calorie.
I recommend risotto for a healthy way to eat white rice.
Fry any combo of onions/leeks/shallots in butter and olive oil, add arborio or carnaroli rice and stir for a few minutes (optionally add a large glass of white wine and let the bulk of the alcohol boil off). Then add some stock and simmer for about 25 minutes, stirring well and topping up with stock as necessary.
When the rice is al dente, add chopped fresh garlic, lemon juice, fresh herbs (cilantro or flat-leaf parsley) and cooked veggies (e.g asparagus, zucchini, bell peppers), along with some protein e.g. a combo of pancetta, shrimps, smoked salmon, grated pecorino cheese or other cheese that you like, and stir on the heat for a couple of minutes. Take off the heat and leave to stand for a few mins before serving with a dressed green salad.
The leftovers taste even better the next day.
It's a great dish to experiment with.
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Some south american and african populations have run into similar problems when forced to depend entirely on cassava, but it doesn't logically follow that there's something inherently wrong with tapioca flour.
And while I have a ton of respect for the Jaminets, but warning people to rinse the enriching agents off of their rice, and then suggesting they take multivitamins seems like a load of hocus pocus.
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If you are doing "nose to tail" eating,(offal, bone marrow.broth, etc.), the veggies aren't really necessary. I find my digestive system is saying thank you to me for backing off on the nightly BAS.
1) Jasmine rice
2) Basmati rice (Just make sure you don't buy something with 'brown' in the title, like 'Basmati Brown', which I've seen in some stores.)
3) Arborio and 4)Carnaroli when making risotto dishes, but you could use them for other types of recipes.
5) Sushi rice
*There might be others, but these are the ones I know of and use.