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Make Rice Part of your Healthy Diet

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

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:

  • 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

Mexican-Style Stuffed Peppers

Mexican-Style Stuffed Peppers

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

Sky High Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Sky High Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Canada's Guide to Healthy Eating translates the science of eating well into a practical pattern of food choices that meets nutrient needs, promotes health and minimizes the risk of chronic diseases. This savoury pie recipe makes getting the recommended meats, dairy products, vegetables and grains easy by cleverly including all food groups in a rice crust. Continue Reading

Canadian Style Rice Cakes

Canadian Style Rice Cakes

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Cook onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook one minute. Add rice, stirring constantly until rice is completely coated with butter and begins to toast. Stir in mushrooms; cook until liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Continue Reading