You need a rice cooker. (We use an old National brand rice cooker – no longer made). Put one cup of short grain organic brown rice into your rice cooker. You can use long-grain, but it won’t form a pancake. Before starting the cooking process, wash the raw rice three times and then put in plenty (about 4 cups) of water. Wait the 45 minutes or so until it finishes cooking. Then, if time permits, unplug the rice cooking machine and let everything cool for several hours. Using a wooden spoon, and without removing the rice from the cooker, divide the cooked rice into 4 quarters.
Then put a smaller than normal heavy iron skillet on the stove, add organic pig fat, coconut or olive oil, and wait until it is very hot. Once steam starts to rise from the skillet, put in one of the quarters of cooked rice, level it with a spatula, and fry it for 10 or 15 minutes, depending on how crusty you like it. You should have some kind of a spatter-guard to prevent unnecessary spattering. When its done, put a spatula under it and, if it will come out as a pancake, lift it onto a plate. If not, and you like it crusty, let it cook a while longer.
After removing the rice from the skillet, add salt and eat it, normally with your fingers or a fork. If you are concerned that your blood sugar may be too high, prick your finger and take your blood-sugar reading with a blood sugar monitor. If it is above 110, wait until it goes down before eating. While eating, if you have a job, consider frying another quarter of the cooked rice for lunch.
If you are over your desired weight, only eat rice for breakfast, lunch and supper. The only way to know this is to get a good scale and weigh yourself first thing every morning. If you are maintaining your weight, you might add a little more rice, add a pint or two of Guinness and sometimes a salad. Every once in a while, if your weight permits, you can add something else. But if your weight gets too high, go back to rice-only until your weight gets down. If you are dining out, eat your rice beforehand and stick to a salad for dinner, or, eat your rice after you get home. Don’t hesitate to read a few pages of Marcus Aurelius’ Emperor’s Handbook if your will power begins to fade.
- This is more of a lifestyle, than a diet. Check with your doctor before changing your dietary lifestyle or starting any diet. Consult your doctor first and if he advises weight loss for better control of your blood sugar, my plan may (or may not) help. It has helped me. Consult and follow up with your doctor before starting any diet. Follow your sugars carefully. If you are taking any medications to lower your blood sugar, the medications may need to be changed as you lose the weight or if your blood sugars gets too low. Symptoms of a low blood sugar include lightheadedness, confusion, passing out, feeling dizzi, shaky, sweaty. This lifestyle is just for Diabetes Mellitus type 2, the insulin resistant type of diabetes, formerly known as adult onset diabetes in individuals who are overweight. There are a few Type-2 individuals who are not overweight, but probably 99% are overweight and respond to weight loss. This advice does not apply to Diabetes Mellitus type 1, the insulin insufficient form of diabetes, formerly known as Juvenile Onset Diabetes. These individuals do not make enough insulin. There are also some people who have had Diabetes Mellitus type 2 for a prolonged period of time who eventually also do not make enough insulin and must be treated more like Diabetes Mellitus type 1. Again consult and follow up with your doctor.
Further comments on cooking rice:
After putting the boiled rice and pig fat into the frying pan, keep an eye on it… You want it crispy, just short of burned, on the bottom. Then turn it over and cook a while longer or just turn off the stove. You will get the hang of it after a while. For another tip or two, see: