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Rice and Pasta

{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Charles W. » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:13 pm

So, we're trying to eat less white rice and standard pasta. I don't like standard brown rice so much, and most whole wheat pasta is awful.

My brother-in-law brought back from thailand some great dark rices, black and red. Any good places for such in Louisville?

Do you have a favorite higher fiber pasta?

Thanks so much.
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Re: Rice and Pasta

{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Robin Garr » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:28 pm

I don't know for sure, Charles, but I would start with Lotsa Pasta or Rainbow Blossom on the rices and fall back on Whole Foods (or possibly World Market, which I don't know very well) if the locals don't come through.

I'm not sure about high-fiber pasta, but a friend who works at Creation Gardens gave us a pack of corn-quinoa pasta (!) that was surprisingly awesome, i.e., you couldn't really tell it from the real thing. It was supposed to be highly nutritious, but I can't speak to the fiber issue.
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Re: Rice and Pasta

{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Lois Mauk » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:44 pm

I'm a HUGE fan of red rice! They have it at Creation Gardens. I've also bought it on Amazon.

Black rice is good too but the red is my absolute favorite.
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{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Charles W. » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:48 pm

Thanks. So, Creation Gardens is open to the public?
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{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Robin Garr » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:48 am

Charles W. Wrote:Thanks. So, Creation Gardens is open to the public?

I'm afraid they just quit being open to the public. :cry:
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{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Ed Vermillion » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:33 am

Choi's Market in Lyndon (next door to the Thornton station at New LaGrange Rd & Lyndon Ln) carries fantastic red rice. Elephant God brand Red Cargo Rice.
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{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Deb Hall » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:59 pm

Charles,

My first thought was Creation Gardens also- sorry no option there. :cry:
You can call Lotsa Pasta to see if they have red or black rice ( I recently noticed they've expanded their rice selections.) You may also want to try EarthFare at the Summit- they have some interesting gourmet options and heavy on gluten-free so they may have some.

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{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Deb Hall » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:01 pm

Regarding the higher fiber pasta- I've yet to have one I really like, so I'd love to hear if they are out there....

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Re: Rice and Pasta

{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Joel F » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:33 pm

friends have raved about Ancient Harvest quinoa pasta. we've not had a chance to try it yet.
(http://www.quinoa.net/145/163.html)

we like Lundberg rice products, incl the wehani red (http://www.lundberg.com/Products/Rice.aspx)
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{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Brad Keeton » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:08 pm

Try Bionaturae Organic whole wheat pastas. After reading this (http://www.americastestkitchenfeed.com/ ... eat-pasta/), we gave it a try and it's surprisingly good.

I know it's sold at Whole Foods.
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{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Deb Hall » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:44 pm

Brad Keeton Wrote:Try Bionaturae Organic whole wheat pastas. After reading this (http://www.americastestkitchenfeed.com/ ... eat-pasta/), we gave it a try and it's surprisingly good.

I know it's sold at Whole Foods.


Thanks, Brad! My MIL is newly on a high fiber diet due to a stroke, and I will going to stock up on this for both of us . ( a sad/ funny note: my BIL assured her that "pasta was a high fiber food " after he researched the issue on the Mayo Clinic site. He neglected to read " the fine print" that they said whole grain pasta). :( :lol:
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Re: Rice and Pasta

{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Deb Hall » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:54 pm

At Earth Fare (at the Summit) today-
They have the Ancient Harvest Quinoa pasta, Ruby Red rice and purple Thai Sticky rice, along with black Japonica rice and a whole grain red. :D

I bought the Ancient Harvest pasta- I'll let you know what I think when I've tried it.

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Re: Rice and Pasta

{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Deb Hall » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:43 pm

Tonight for dinner, we had the Ancient Harvest spaghetti with a light marinara as a side. I highly recommend it ( though it's expensive at $3.69 for 8oz). A corn flour and quinoa flour blend, the favor was very good with an extra depth over semolina pasta,; cooked al dente, it was perfectly separate and no gumminess like I've found in whole wheat pastas. 4g of fiber per serving.

We all REALLY liked this product- I understand why Joel's friends raved!

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Re: Rice and Pasta

{ POST_BY_AUTHOR } Joel F » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:57 am

thanks for keeping us updated. Looking forward to giving it a try.

I have had a pure corn pasta product which wasn't great. We didn't hate it but it we didn't love it either.

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