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Lectin Free Pressure Cooked Basmati Rice
by: Seema Racela

Pressure Cooked Basmati Rice

by: Seema Racela

Lectin Free

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Gluten Free

Dairy Free

Corn Free

Sugar Free


If you're following a Plant Paradox lifestyle, there is an approved way to eat rice!  It is a bit specific, but pressure cooking white basmati rice from India reduces the lectins.  Dr. Gundry suggests refrigerating the rice and then warming it up to eat, which is a process that helps the rice develop into a resistant starch that feeds your gut microbes.  See below for my process and YouTube video.  Enjoy!


- 2 cups white basmati rice from India

- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (or avocado oil)

- 2 cups water

- 1 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)


1. Measure rice into a mixing bowl, cover with water, and leave to soak for 15 minutes.

2. Pour the water through the fine mesh strainer, leaving behind the rice.

3. Set the Instant Pot to Sauté, then pour in olive oil, and allow to heat up for about one minute.

4. Add an equal proportion of rice and water to the pot, sprinkle with salt, and stir to combine.

5. Turn off the Instant Pot (from Sauté mode) and set it to Pressure Cook on high for 6 minutes. Secure the lid.

6. After the rice has pressure cooked, allow it to cool for 10 minutes in the Instant Pot.

7. Release any remaining steam inside the Instant Pot, then open the lid, and serve.



Soy free, oat free, potato free, peanut free, cashew free, egg free, nut free, allergy friendly 

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