I picked up a "For Women First" magaizne that has an article on somehing called the "Rice Diet." They feature before and after picutres of owmen who have gone from morbidly obese to simpley overweight, but the odd thing is (odd to someone who has been on and off South Beach) is that this diet is high carb. Day one (and the first day of each dieting week) is nothign but whole grains and fruits. Then you get to add dairy and veggies during the first week and one serving of protein per week each week thereafter.
There are promises of massive weight loss the first week, but I think any time you cut out whole food groups it's not a good thing.
Apparently it's mostly done in a clinical setting in durham NC for a $4,800 fee (YIKES!)
They have a website, easily found by using your favorite search engine, but they don't give you much info if you wanted to do this on your own. It seems more like they want you to open your wallet and come to NC, or at least buy their CD's and books.