Cooking Rice This Way Reduces Its Calories By 60%!

October 23, 2018


Just one cup of cooked white rice contains an average of 200 calories, which is why many people skip the food staple altogether. However scientists have been working on brining the calorie count down and they've seemed to do it without chemicals or genetically modifying it.  In fact, it is so simple it's mind-numbing.  By adding a little bit of coconut oil to the cooking process, then allow it to cool overnight, the calorie count of white rice drops by 60%! The reason why adding a substance like coconut oil works to reduce the overall calories is relatively simple: the fat molecules find their way inside the rice during the boiling process and double as a digestive barrier. Couple that with letting it cool for 12 hours - which makes the bonds in the rice form stronger 'resistant starches' and makes it difficult for digestive enzymes to break down - and you've practically got a cheat meal on your hands. But doctors have warned that reheated rice has the power to cause food poisoning. In a bid to fend off bacteria, they recommend not leaving it in the fridge for longer than a day and making sure it is piping hot after microwaving. Also, never reheat rice more than once. Researchers are currently trying to figure out whether other oil types act in the same way.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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