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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

Lentil-Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Lentil-Pumpkin Rice Pudding

This subtly sweet pudding uses the natural sweetness of ripe bananas and pumpkin purée to balance the rice and lentils, providing a nutritionally balanced and delicious meal for baby. Lentils are a source of iron, which is important for making red blood cells, while pumpkin and banana provide important vitamins and minerals including potassium and vitamin A, which are factors in normal growth and development. Continue Reading

Santa Fe Smokin' Rice Salad

Santa Fe Smokin' Rice Salad

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

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

With just a few spices and common pantry items, this exotic vegetarian stew can be pulled together lickity split, for only $17 (or $4.25/person)! Cooking time is less than 25 minutes and results in a flavourful dish that packs carbohydrates, protein and fibre. Continue Reading