by FeedMe Guru on Sep 27, 2021

Healthy and light alternatives to white rice

Having a food coma after Mid-Autumn Festival? Here are some great low-carb alternatives to white rice with high nutrition value that provide the same satiety, let’s try to eat lighter in the following days~

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1. Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is a popular low-carb substitute for rice with low-calorie and high-fiber. One raw cup of cauliflower rice only contains 27 calories, which is 8 times less than white rice. It is also a nutritional substitute that contains Vitamin C, K, B6, Potassium and Flavonoids, etc.

The grated or shredded cauliflower can be eaten raw or lightly cooked with salt, black pepper and some toppings.

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2. Quinoa

As the seed of the goosefoot plant, one cup of cooked quinoa provides double amount of protein as the same amount of white rice. 

Compared with the staple foods we consume daily such as noodles, bread and white rice, it contains much higher cellulose that aids in boosting digestion while controlling your appetite. 

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3. Shirataki noodles 

Shirataki noodles is a vegan noodle substitute that is high in glucomannan, a beneficial soluble fiber.

Although the nutritional value of Shirataki noodles is not as high as the above substitutes, it promotes regular bowel movements that makes it the best choice for you to clean your gut after the big feasts~