If I don't eat rice at all, will grinding brown rice to flour cause me the same digestive distress as eating rice in its original state? (due to continued weight loss need to add more starchy carbs, sick of potatoes already, am thinking of making rice flour tortillas). I am gluten free.
Can't afford to be sick so hoping someone can tell me if grinding it will lessen its digestive effect. Already suffering from changes in food and water due to recent relocation to Brazil.
Keep in mind I have to make from scratch from local products there are NONE of the alternative flours here like you have overseas (and my housing shipment wont be here til mid November). So there are no real other alternatives that I can find here and making easily while in a hotel with tiny kitchenette (cook top and microwave only).
For later on, is making a potato flour a good alternative? (lots of potatoes sold here, no sweet potatoes that I've found yet). I have a dehydrator that will arrive with my shipment.
Grinding rice into flour would mean concentrating and processing it. Concentrated foods have MORE of whatever is in them per volume. Therefore if brown rice causes you digestive distress, brown rice flour would cause at least the same if not even greater distress.
If you are saying regular rice makes you feel ill, then don't eat things made of rice.
In Brazil you can definitely get tapioca flour. It's good, extremely starchy. It's what the PAo de Queijo is made from!
Mmmmm Pao de Queijo!
If you do dairy, definitely make your own! Super easy and addictive!
I have bought brown rice flour before and it gives me a reaction similar to whole wheat bread, a reaction that is worse than if I just ate rice. It fills me up, but an hour later I'm ravenous. And it messes up my stomach. If you are going to eat rice, I would try getting Haiga rice in the future, as it's between brown and white rice- it has the most irritating stuff removed, but still has some nutrition.
If you are in Latin America, why not just eat cassava? It's about as benign as you can get.
I used to live in Brasil, and while I was not paleo at the time, here are my suggestions for food in general, and then flour alternatives: