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Has anyone found a hot cereal that tastes similar to cream of wheat? I tried one called Rice and Shine and I don't know if I did something wrong but it was awful. It tasted like ground up rice that wasn't cooked, it never got soft. Now that its cold I miss my hot cereals. I thought instead of buying a bunch of bad and expensive gluten-free things I end up tossing in the trash, I'd ask for some suggestions from everyone here who I am sure have tried almost every product by now.

What about the new oatmeal that says it is gluten free? Has anyone tried that or should I be afraid to? I think its that Red Mill brand and I saw an advertisement on here for it.

Thanks!

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the rice cereal you got probably needed more water and a longer cook time.

I like both rice-based cereals, millet grits (if bob's is still making them), and quinoa flakes. it's really something you have to try to find out what you like. (I add a bit of flax meal to my rice based cereals for nutritive value. and never bother with the instructions they give as anything other than a starting point...)

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I like Cream of Rice, it is in the same section as cream of wheat. It is in a smaller orange box

Jennifer

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Cream of rice is so-so in my daughter's book. I just bought some Cream of Buckwheat and she preferred that over cream of rice, and I add about 1/4 cup of brown sugar as well.

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I haven't seen the cream of rice yet, I musta missed it. I will look again. I did see the cream of buckwheat but was nervous to try it because I wasn't sure what buckwheat was.

This has turned my food world upside down. I was a total creature of habit and only ate a handful of things (I knew I was picky but didn't know I was so narrow minded when it came to food) and honestly I was oblivious to anything else. I never realized until now that I bought the same things and never tried anything different. I knew I liked cream of wheat so I never even looked at the hot cereals around it. Grocery shopping is like a treasure hunt now. It probably takes me twice as long at least! In the very begining I felt like I might starve to death, but I am trying to look at it like an adventure now. Today I went to a health food store that had a huge selection of gluten-free foods, they even had an entire row just for it. It was so exciting, expensive, but exciting. I told my husband that even though the food we bought was alot more than normal food we are saviing more than that by not eating fast food and rarely eat at restaurants.

Thanks for the suggestions

:)

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but I am trying to look at it like an adventure now.

Me too! It has been an exciting challenge to learn to cook things that I used to eat (pizza, pancakes, pie crust, bread) gluten free. Of course if I was "glutened" right now, it wouldn't be an exciting challenge, but a horrible disaster. It's all about whether or not we are feeling well I think. :) Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I discovered Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty Gluten Free Hot Cereal (that's actually the name!) and it is really good in my opinion. My doctor says I can't try the gluten free oats until my antibody levels are back in the normal range so in the meantime, this acts as my oatmeal. I cook it up with raisins and bananas and it is wonderful. I tried quinoa flakes and they were not good at all. I think in Bob's Red Mill, the corn and buckwheat give it extra flavor. Good luck with your new challenge!

Emily

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Buckwheat is a misnomer, as it has nothing to do with wheat whatsoever. It is not a grain, but a seed, and is related to the rhubarb family.

I love cream of buckwheat myself. I add a little more water, and cook it with some ground hazelnuts and a cut-up apple. I then eat it with maple syrup and rice milk. Delicious, soothing, and filling.

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I bought Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty gluten-free Hot Cereal..it's really good, tastes like cream of wheat, I add a little honey and sugar and milk. It's surprisingly good, and not expensive.

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We like the cream of rice and eat it with maple syrup or maple sugar or honey. It's sold in the regular grocery store (a small orange box that says gluten free right on the front) either near the oatmeal or in the baby food section (it can be used as baby cereal).

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The kids and I eat quinoa flakes.....it's packed full of nutrients. But to get the kids to eat it, I have to sweeten it up. I cook it in pear juice instead of water, then add cf butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

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Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty gluten-free Hot Cereal

I also loved cream of wheat (in my former food life) and find this is a really close. I add milk and sugar my hubby adds all sorts of stuff to his, but like you I never knew how picky my food tastes were until I started this diet, lol

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I like Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty gluten-free Hot Cereal too, and I like to add Quinoa flakes, since they are so good for you and a good source of fiber.

I stopped eating it for a long time because I got sick a time or two, but soon realized it was the bananas... too bad, I really like it with banana and raisins and brown sugar.

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Not really a Cream of Wheat texture, but I've come to really like (more than I'd liked oatmeal) millet cooked up (a bit overcooked makes it creamier), with some maple syrup, raisins, cinnamon, pecans and some coconut milk.

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I've never eaten this stuff so I couldn't be certain how good it is, but there is stuff by Only Oats who have the stuff that's a similar idea. It's made here in Saskatchewan though so I'm not sure how buying from the US would work....

~ Lisa ~

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I keep a dedicated coffee grinder only used for spices, rice, and anything but coffee. I don't want what I grnd to taste like coffee. I grind whole brown rice till it is a fine powder and use it to made cream of rice cereal. It is much more nutritious than white rice and has a great flavor cooked with some honey. I also use part milk in the cooking to add more nutrition as well.

My husband, who has the gluten problem, seems to tolerate oatmeal. Recently I read that if you soak it overnight it is more digestable for anyone. I tried it, and he really liked it. I use part milk in cooking it also and honey, raisins and cinnamon.

Judy

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