Rice Intolerance 

Do you feel quite bloated after eating rice dishes? Similar to gluten intolerances, a rice intolerance stems from a reaction to certain proteins found in grains. You may also find that if you have a sensitivity to other ingredients like oats, you may also experience symptoms when eating rice. 

How Common is Rice Intolerance?

While some people may replace other grains for rice in order to avoid certain food intolerances, they may find some crossover between other food sensitivities and sensitivity to rice. This can make it difficult to pinpoint the exact food sensitivities you have, which is when a food sensitivity test can help determine which ingredients are causing you discomfort. 


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Testing for Rice Sensitivity

To get to the bottom of your discomfort, taking a food sensitivity test is one of your best bets to determine whether a rice sensitivity is to blame and whether there are other ingredients at play. At YorkTest, we analyze your IgG antibodies 1-4 through a finger prick blood sample, one of the most accurate methods of testing. 

The test identifies any food sensitivities and their severity in an easy-to-understand traffic light system. Once you have your results, our team can help guide you to understand your food sensitivities, as well as advise on how to interpret your results in your everyday diet. If you require more in-depth assistance, we recommend booking a consultation with one of our highly qualified nutritional therapists.

Rice Intolerance Symptoms

Sensitivity to rice varies from person to person and can usually be coupled with other food sensitivities. 

In general, symptoms may include:

  • Bloating
  • Stomach pain or cramps
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue

If you find yourself struggling with respiratory problems like asthma or breaking out with a rash, these may be signs of a more serious rice allergy and we recommend seeking immediate medical attention. 

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Foods to Avoid if you have a rice sensitivity

As with any other food sensitivity, managing a rice sensitivity requires paying attention to food labels and asking for more information when eating out – essentially anything that helps reduce your intake of rice and foods that may secretly contain ingredients that don’t make you feel your best.

If you have a sensitivity or intolerance to rice, you should look to avoid the following ingredients and foods:

  • Certain cereals and granola bars
  • Rice flour
  • Rice milk
  • Rice noodles
  • Rice cakes
  • Rice pudding
  • Risotto
  • Sushi
routine elimination diet

One way to treat a rice sensitivity is through an elimination diet informed by the results of your food sensitivity test. 

You may even find that some forms of rice affect you more or less than others. For instance, you may be more sensitive to black rice over white rice. This is because black rice still has its bran layer. So if you’re sensitive to oats, barley, and rye, you may also find your body reacts to black rice. 

However, having a sensitivity to rice may not last forever. Unlike a rice allergy, a sensitivity can be overcome through careful elimination and reintroduction after a period of time where your body is able to reset. Soon you’ll be feeling back to your best, and no longer worried about meal times!

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