Rice is an excellent addition to any well-balanced, healthy diet. Did you know that Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating recommends 3-7 servings of grain products per day? One cup (250 mL) of cooked white rice provides 2 servings of grain.
A healthy 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, and taste the difference!
White rice is fat and sodium free, and contains only 103 calories per ½ cup serving.
White rice is a great source of the following:
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:
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:
The mild flavours and creamy textures of avocado and banana team up in this simple mash that is sweetened with a little applesauce and fortified with cooked rice. Keep in mind that the mash does discolour as the avocado and bananas oxidize but it won’t affect the flavour or nutritional value. Continue Reading
This great summer meal idea features rice with sweet plum tomatoes, highlighting the smokey flavours of Gouda cheese and turkey in a creamy garlic cilantro dressing. Celebrate summer and try this dish on its own for lunch or with dinner after a day of fun in the sun. Continue Reading
These delicious peppers are stuffed with a bounty of delicious ingredients including black beans, corn, peppers and U.S. rice. Simple to prepare, they make a colourful addition to any fall meal. Use red, yellow or green peppers for a rainbow of colours. Continue Reading