Rice Goes Down

Rice Goes Down

Rice, a staple of peasants since 2500 B.C. – and body builders since Arnold and his pals started popping their pecs on Muscle Beach – still feeds billions around the globe. Now it can do that with even fewer calories. Preparing rice a specific way, using coconut oil and refrigeration, cuts the number of calories your body absorbs from it by about 50 percent. Here is how it works: the 205 calories in a cup of cooked white rice come mostly from starches – simple sugars that are digested quickly and cause a rapid rise in blood sugar. If not exercised off, the sugars can lead to weight gain. But with this new technique, the rice is transformed into a starch that is resistant to digestion, lessening the calories absorbed. And the taste? Light and fluffy with a slight coconut flavor.

How To Cut Rice Calories in Half

Follow these steps to get great-tasting rice that is lower in calories and light and fluffy.

  1. Boil 2 ½ cups water. (This is an estimate).
  2. Add 1 teaspoon coconut oil.
  3. Add ½ cup white rice, simmer 40 minutes.
  4. Place rice in refrigerator for 12 hours.
  5. Warm up to serve.

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