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Rice is a staple food source for people all over the world, and has been for centuries. But is it healthy? VeeTee is breaking down exactly what’s in our rice so you know what you’re eating.

 

Basmati rice calories

In 100g of Basmati rice, there is 139 kcals, 2.1g of fat, 3.2g of protein and 0.15g of salt.

 

Pair it with…

Simple tomato and prawn masala. It’s easy to cook and full of fresh vegetables, plus the prawns are a good source of omega-3 and protein.

 


 

Long Grain rice calories

In 100g of Long grain rice there is 130 kcal, 2.2g of fat, 2.4g of protein and 0.15g of salt.

 

Pair it with…

Stir fried lamb and peppers. Lamb is a great source of iron, zinc and vitamin B12. Peppers are low in calories, and the ginger is one of the healthiest spices on the planet. Ideal!

 


 

Pilau rice calories

In 100g of Pilau rice there is 147 kcal, 2.3g of fat, 3.2g of protein and 0.94g of salt.

Pair it with…

Curried chicken salad. Packed full of vegetables and tasty spices, and the chicken has less saturated fat than most red meats.

 


 

Thai jasmine rice calories

In 100g of Thai jasmine rice there is 153 kcals, 2g of fat, 3g of protein and 0.15g of salt.

 

Use it for…

Spicy sweet potato bean burgers. The sweet potatoes have lots of fibre and potassium, and the kidney beans and butter beans are an excellent plant-based source of protein. Plus the burgers are gluten free.

 


 

Wholegrain brown rice calories

In 100g of Wholegrain brown rice there is 173 kcals, 2.5g of fat, 3.6g of protein and 0.3g of salt.

 

Use it for…

Creamy broccoli and rice soup. Creamy yes – but without the cream and calories! The broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C, and the hint of mint is soothing for upset stomachs or indigestion.

 

So there you have it – simply work out what you want from your meal – whether it’s protein or healthy fats, and pick the rice and recipe that suits you. Easy.

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