Healthy or Not? RightRice
RightRice is a new rice product on the market. It is a rice substitute made out of just five ingredients: lentil flour, chickpea flour, rice flour, sunflower oil, and sea salt. These ingredients make it higher in protein and fiber compared to traditional white rice. Protein helps to keep you feeling full for a longer period of time. Fiber is important for healthy digestion.
In a standard serving size of ⅓ cup of dry RightRice there are 180 calories, 25 grams of net carbohydrate, 5 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein. To put it into perspective, regular white rice provides 204 calories, 44 grams of carbohydrates, no fiber, and 4 grams of protein. Not only is RightRice lower in calories, but it provides significantly less carbohydrates and more than double the amount of protein. It can even replace some of the animal protein in your diet with a vegetable based protein.
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I like that there are a variety of flavors to choose from including original, garlic herb, Spanish, cilantro lime, lemon pepper, Thai curry, and Mediterranean. I tried the RightRice cilantro lime flavor, and it was delicious! It served as a great side for my fajita style meal with chicken, peppers, and onion. RightRice cooks faster and easier than traditional rice. White rice takes on average about 18 minutes to cook, RightRice takes just over 10 minutes. The health benefits make it a bariatric friendly option and the different flavors makes trying out new recipes more fun.
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