Rice has become my new cheat food.
Why? Because I don’t end up feeling guilty afterwards. I don’t get crashes from it. My rosacea doesn’t go haywire, my belly doesn’t get bloated, and there aren’t any gastrointestinal side effects whatsoever.
So how can this be so, if rice is in the grain family and as a primal/paleo eater I’m supposed to give all grains the cold shoulder?
Mark reviews rice (particularly white) in his article here, which sheds some light on the issue. I read this article about 3 months ago because my bf (who had introduced me to the Primal lifestyle) was eating a ton of rice and I was aghast at his lack of pride in his diet.
He showed me some info about rice which led me to believe it wasn’t the demon I once thought it was. Yes, I think he was taking it to the extreme (about 3 servings of rice per day for him) which I don’t agree with.
For me, if it’s there and temping then I go for it, if not I definitely don’t go out of my way to eat it.
This is my new favorite recipe and I could eat it every single day. There’s something so delectable about a crispy spring roll with a soft center. I prefer my spring rolls fried in a mixture of bacon fat and coconut oil whereas the bf loves them steamed.
Personally I think steamed spring rolls have the texture of warm gummy testicles, which makes it hard for me to choke down. No thanks.
Another reason I love spring rolls: It can spruce up even the most boring slow-cooker leftovers; leftovers which you’ve been eating every day and if you have to have one more serving of you’ll smash your face in.
If you’ve never rolled rice paper (called Báhn Tráng in Vietnam and usually labeled as such in stores) before, fear not. It is super easy. Watch this one minute video and you’ll be an instant expert.