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:
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
Eating foods that rate low to medium on the Glycemic Index help control blood glucose and cholesterol levels. The brown rice combined with pecans in these raspberry muffins assist in slowing down the release of sugars into the bloodstream, making them diabetic-friendly. Continue Reading
The guests at your holiday party are sure to be impressed with these sophisticated gluten-free appetizers. The brown rice blinis can be prepared in advance and will remain fresh for your gathering. Topped with savoury smoked salmon or trout and irresistibly smooth crème fraiche, these bite-sized delights will have guests lined up for more. Continue Reading