Experts of research from Sri Lanka discovered a great thing about cooking white rice. They presented this at the National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society. The white rice is processed and not the healthiest version since it has a high GI. You can improve the GI effects of sugars and carbs depending on side dishes with such carbs.
Experts’ opinion on white rice and coconut oil
The experts of this study, Dr. Pushparajah Thavarajah, and Sudhair James made a test of 8 recipes with 38 shapes of race.
The method of cooking was the best to improve benefits of rice only when coconut oil is put in the boiling water. Then you add the rice in it. At last, the rice is cooled down and refrigerated. It is eaten after 12 hours.
The least healthy rice was cooked this way and the calories were less to 10-12%. The experts of above, made their study at the College of Chemical Sciences in Colombo and said calories can be even more reduced.
They even say that healthier rice versions cooked with the coconut can have less than 60% calories!
How is this possible and how it works
Many peoples make food with the purpose of making it healthier. Some nutrition schools believe mixing fats and carbs lowers the GI of the meal.
This coconut oil cooking method and cooling the rice, cuts many calories since it transforms the rice. The digestive starches become indigestible and this means the rice won’t turn to glucose. If this is not used, glucose turns to fat and we gain weight.
1 cup medium grain white rice has 246 calories. This method will make it down to 147 calories.
Even more to add, the resistant starches are thought to be prebiotic starches and go along probiotic food. Means good bacteria is fed in the belly and immunity/digestion are improved.
Recipe for rice with half the calories
- Get 2 cups water to boil and add in it 1 tbsp coconut oil only organic
- Add 1 cup rice and cook for 20 min.
- Then refrigerate for 12 hours and eat cold or re-heated mildly, as experts of Sri Lanka suggest.
You see, white rice is healthier with this method only. But, that doesn’t mean you have to eat it all the time with no limits. And, opt for brown rice to have even healthier meal. This rice still has nutrients, vitamins and minerals, fibers and fats not removed.