Rice contains small amounts of gluten; brown rice is best but white rice is the worse. Rice isn’t completely horrible; over 1/3 of the world eats it daily and they don’t have candida! But, it doesn’t help you get better. After I cut it I healed faster, thats all I know.
Almond butter is a good alternative, but it still contains mold/fungi. I have only been able to add it during phase 2 of the diet, and still its a little iffy. And you can only have fresh almond butter, which is only available at organic and health food stores. If you made it yourself, you could soak the almonds for a few hours and the molds/fungi are mostly removed.