Are you fond of eating rice or other starchy carbs? Then this awesome news is just right for you. A recent research had figured out a simple cooking method to cut the calories of rice by half.
What’s more, the method is so easy and can be done with things already in your kitchen. Let’s find out how.
This method includes adding a teaspoon of healthy oil such as olive or coconut oil to cooking water for every one half cup of uncooked rice. In simpler terms use 1 cup of water per every 1/2 cup on uncooked rice. Then cook the rice as you normally would, but you have to let it cool overnight in the fridge, for at least 12 hours. The rice will taste just like rice but has fewer calories.
Also rice that is cooked this way had at least 10 times resistant starch as normally prepared rice would have and 10-15% fewer calories. But researchers are suggesting that with certain kinds of rice, the method could cut the calories by at least 50-60%. Even if you reheat your rice, the calorie count will not change.
The fat from the oil, along with the cooling process, increases the amount of resistant starch in rice. The resistant starch (RS) is an indigestible form of carbs that your small intestine cannot convert to glucose and break down.
As an added benefit, this cooking method may also work for other starchy foods such as beans, pasta, beans, oatmeal, cereals and tubers like potatoes. And resistant starch is not just good for cutting calories, but has been linked to better digestion, gut function, improved insulin sensitivity, increased fat burn and a feeling of fullness.