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If rice was a staple on your dinner table before The Kaufmann diet, there are a variety of foods which are friendly to your diet that can easily replace rice. 

Rice is a staple in many cuisines world-wide, and giving it up when you go on The Kaufmann Diet can be difficult for many people. Rice is excluded from The Kaufmann Diet because of its high carbohydrate content. White rice is perhaps the most egregious variety of rice because it contains the highest carbohydrate content. 

On The Kaufmann Two Diet, brown rice is permitted in moderation. This is because brown rice is higher in protein and fiber. For those on The Kaufmann One Diet, however, you have some option if you are missing this staple on your table. 


Native to South American, quinoa is a versatile grain-like seed that is a great source of protein, fiber, and various nutrients. It has a similar texture to rice and can be used in a variety of dishes. As a gluten-free grain, quinoa offers a complete protein profile and works well in salads, stir-fries, and as a side dish. See more quinoa recipes on our website

Cauliflower Rice 

Cauliflower has proven to be one of the most versatile vegetables in terms of replacing other foods; one of the foods it can easily replace is rice. Finely grated cauliflower can be used as a low-carb and low-calorie substitute for anyone missing rice; it can be fried like rice, or enjoyed plain. It’s an excellent option for those looking to reduce their carbohydrate intake on The Kaufmann Diet whilst being very nutritious. See more Cauliflower recipes on our website


Amaranth is a highly nutritious and ancient pseudo-grain that has been cultivated for thousands of years. Though often referred to as a grain, amaranth is technically a seed from the amaranth plant (Amaranthus spp.), which belongs to the Amaranthaceae family. Amaranth is also rich in essential nutrients like protein, fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and several vitamins. Its impressive protein content sets it apart from other grains, containing all nine essential amino acids, including lysine, which is commonly lacking in most grains. It can be cooked similarly to rice and is a great substitute on The Kaufmann Diet. Amaranth Pancakes recipe on Know the Cause.


Buckwheat is another nutrient-rich and versatile pseudo-grain that has been consumed for centuries in various cultures around the world. Despite its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat and is naturally gluten-free, making it an excellent choice for The Kaufmann Diet. 

This ancient grain is derived from the seeds of the Fagopyrum esculentum plant, which belongs to the Polygonaceae family. Buckwheat is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with protein, dietary fiber, essential minerals like manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus, and various B-vitamins.One of the unique components of buckwheat is rutin, a flavonoid with powerful antioxidant properties that may support heart health and improve circulation. Buckwheat can be prepared in various ways, but its groats can be cooked and used as an alternative to rice.


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