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Make Rice Part of your Healthy Diet

Did you know that Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating recommends 3-7 servings of grain products per day? Rice is an excellent addition to any well-balanced, healthy diet.

One cup (250 mL) of cooked white rice provides 2 servings of grain. The Canadian diet should provide 55% of energy as carbohydrates, including cereal, breads, other grain products, fruits, and vegetables. Whole grain brown rice is a great way to increase fibre and nutrition in your diet. Try mixing up your meals today but incorporating or substituting white rice with brown. Taste the difference!

White Rice

White rice is fat- and sodium-free, and contains only 103 calories per ½ cup serving. White rice is a source of the following:

  • Niacin
  • Pantothenic acid (B5)
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Zinc

Brown Rice

Low in fat and sodium-free, brown rice Contains only 108 calories per ½ cup serving. Brown rice contains the same nutritional elements as white rice, but is also an excellent source of the following:

  • Dietary fibre
  • Thiamine
  • Iron

Rice Bran

Rice bran can be used in baking (muffins) as a replacement for either wheat or oat bran. It can also be used as filler (meatloaf, meatballs) because it acts as a binder. This is also a useful ingredient for creating baked goods for those who are intolerant of gluten.

High in dietary fibre and sodium-free, rice bran contains the same nutritional elements as white and brown rice but is an additional source of the following:

  • Vitamin E
  • Folacin
  • Zinc
  • Potassium

Recipes

Chicken Guacamole Rice Salad

The arrival of this new dish inspired by the Mexican dip is the ideal accompaniment to margaritas on the patio. If made ahead, rice holds the flavors of this salad, absorbing the punchy chili, lemon and avocado taste of guacamole as it marinates. If desired, add one cup chopped tomatoes or garnish with cilantro. Continue Reading

Sesame Shiitake Fried Rice

Sesame Shiitake Fried Rice

This is a classic way to use up any leftover cooked rice, whether it be short or long-grain and brown or white rice – just be sure the rice you start with is cold. To make this vegetarian, replace oyster sauce with hoisin sauce, or to go in the opposite direction, pick up a hot, roasted chicken or some BBQ pork from the prepared food counter, then chop or shred meat and stir into hot fried rice. Continue Reading

Baby Congee

Baby Congee

This savoury rice porridge contains many of the ingredients that baby needs to get through the day. Adding scant amounts of ginger, garlic and chicken to mild rice is a great way to introduce new flavours to your baby. The oil in this recipe is a good source of fat, which supplies energy and aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. The carbohydrates found in rice provide another source of energy and assist in the utilization of fats. Continue Reading