Rice is a very popular food especially in the Asian cuisine. It goes very well with various foods and is very affordable. However, rice is not as healthy as you may think because it is usually packed with starch that has been proven to cause diabetes. Just one cup of rice contains even 200 calories of starch which then turns into sugar thus contribute to the accumulation of fat in the body.
Did you know that you can actually cook rice and cut down its calories at the same time? Just simply follow the steps provided below:
- Pour water into the cooking container and leave it to boil.
- Take a small quantity of coconut oil that is estimated to be 3% of the rice that you will be cooking.
- Combine the coconut oil with the boiling water.
- Add the rice in the cooking container.
- Cook the rice completely.
- After cooking, put the rice in the fridge and cool it for at least twelve hours.
Now you have the rice that contains 60% less calories. But how did it actually happen?
First, you have to understand that not all of the starches in the world are the same. The digestible kind of starch can be easily digested by the stomach. They can also be converted to glucose quickly as well as to glycogen. A huge amount of glycogen can contribute to your weight if it doesn’t burn as soon as possible. Resistant starches on the other hand, are slower to digest and doesn’t transform to glucose or even glycogen. Because our body doesn’t have the ability to digest this kind of starch, therefore, it contains lower calorie.
Studies have shown that the type of starch that can be changed if the process of cooking the rice has been changed as well. Just like potatoes, when they are cooked, the starch that they contain becomes unhealthier.
Rice is not different from it.
It undergoes to a lot of changes if you also change the way you prepare it. Did you know that when it comes to the kinds of starch, fried rice has more resilient starch than the steamed rice? If the digestible starch can be lessen so does the calories.
Coconut oil is a lipid and when it is combined into the preparation of rice, the starch that the rice contains is very much improved. The coconut oil changes the type of starch while the refrigeration is the one who have helped in converting it. This entire process makes the rice healthier and also with fewer calories.