If you love rice, you have to try this
One thing that Latinos love is rice! We like it with tomato, with gandules, white, brown, fried, with sofrito—the list goes on. When it comes to eating healthy, rice is not. But, don’t worry. New research presented a the 249th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society have come up with a way to slash the number of calories and sugars in rice by up to 60%.
Scientist love rice just as much as we do, so they revealed that by adding a teaspoon of coconut oil to boiling water and non-fortified rice will do the trick. Just let it simmer for 20-40 minutes, then leave it in the fridge for 12 hours and they guarantee that the number of calories will magically disappear overnight.
Well, the reason behind this is that rice contains two types of starches, one that you can digest easily and the other that’s more resistant. Our bodies can’t break down the starchy sugars because we don’t have the enzymes neede to digest the resistant starches, so these get absorbed from the rice and go directly into our bloodstream. That extra sugar then turns into fat, which is not a good thing. Adding coconut oil to your rice makes it resistant to the action of digestive enzymes, and letting the rice cool for 12 hours pushes the process along.
You can eat the rice hot or cold the next day. If you love rice, this might be something to look into.