Who knew basmati rice wasn’t allowed? I knew that wild and black rice contained something awful, since I learned long ago that wild and black rice keep me awake all night. When you rinse black rice the water turns purple. But I thought all brown and white rices were equal.
I was looking through my copy of the RPAH elimination diet booklet the other day in order to publish a more comprehensive version of the elimination diet online. Basmati rice, jasmine rice, and wild rice are not allowed because they contain salicylates.
No wonder I have been having “idiosyncratic” reactions to rice. I was curious as to why I got on better with wheat but not with rice. There’s the answer. I’ve been using basmati rice. I wonder how many other people have fallen foul of this little quirk? How many people thought the elimination diet wasn’t working?
If in doubt, use sushi rice!