Rice is a staple in many gluten free diets, and for good reason – it’s cheap, easy to find, and lasts forever in your pantry! But have you ever wondered if rice is really gluten free?
Well, wonder no more! In this blog post, we will explore different types of rice and see which ones are safe to eat for those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. From white and brown rice to sushi and rice pilaf, we have you covered!
Whether you are looking for something new to add to your menu or you need to find a gluten free replacement for a beloved side dish, this article has something for you!
So is rice gluten free? Use the menu below to quickly locate your favorite type of rice and find the answer!
Is White Rice Gluten Free?
White rice is one of the most common types of rice, and it is naturally gluten free! All white rice is safe for those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. This includes long grain, short grain, basmati, and jasmine varieties.
Is Brown Rice Gluten Free?
Brown rice is another common type of rice, and it is also naturally GF. All brown rice is safe for those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance.
Is Wild Rice Gluten Free?
Do you know that wild rice is actually a semi-aquatic grass that grows in the Great Lakes region of North America? Neither did I! It is also completely gluten free and has many vitamins and minerals (such as fiber, folate, and vitamin B-6). Plus it’s also high in antioxidants. Wow!
Is Rice Pilaf Gluten Free?
Rice pilaf is a type of rice dish that is usually made with white rice but instead cooking it with plain water, rice pilaf is first toasted in butter, and then cooked in broth with additional spices. And while the rice is GF, it is often combined with a type of pasta, orzo, which would make it not safe for those sensitive to gluten. The good news is, rice pilaf is very easy to make at home and you can simple omit the orzo!
Try this yummy gluten free rice pilaf recipe.
Is Vigo Yellow Rice Gluten Free?
Vigo Yellow Rice is a type of rice made with saffron and other spices that is often used in Spanish and Latin American dishes. According to the ingredients listed on the package, Vigo Yellow rice is gluten free and easy, flavorful side dish to add to your meals!
Is Sushi Rice Gluten Free?
Sushi is a type of Japanese dish that is typically made with rice, seafood, and vegetables. The rice is usually vinegar-flavored and can be either white or brown. Sushi is traditionally GF, as rice is the main component. However, some sushi restaurants may use soy sauce in their dishes, which contains gluten.
Click here for a complete guide to gluten free sushi.
Is Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Gluten Free?
Uncle Ben’s is a brand of rice that is sold in both white and brown varieties. According to the company’s website, many of Uncle Ben’s rice products are gluten free. This includes their Ready Rice products, which are fully cooked and can be microwaved in just 90 seconds – totally my kind of side dish! Thanks, Uncle Ben!
There are a few types that are not GF however, such as Fried Rice. But if you stick with the simple versions, either plain rice or seasoned with spices only, it should be fine. Just be sure to double-check the ingredients.
Is Fried Rice Gluten Free?
Fried rice is a type of rice dish that is typically made with white or brown rice, vegetables, and meat. While the rice, meat and vegetables are gluten free, the fried rice may be cooked in a soy sauce, which contains gluten. If you make fried rice at home, however, this problem can easily be avoided by using GF soy sauce!
The Take Away
In conclusion, most types of rice are gluten free. However, there are a few exceptions, such as fried rice and rice pilaf. Although, both recipes can be easily adapted to suit a gluten free lifestyle. With just a little bit of care, you can enjoy all your favorite rice dishes without worry! Thanks for reading!
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