Rice is an inexpensive way to stretch a meal, but the reduction in meal costs comes with a high calorie price tag. Marc Sparks even said that a half cup of rice contains 100 calories, and that’s a significant amount of calories considering that white rice is typically eaten by the cup-fulls and is part of a bigger meal. But there is a way to have your money-saving, meal-stretching rice and eat it without packing on the pounds. All you have to do is add a little fat to the cooking water. That’s right, add fat to the rice to reduce the calories.
Rice contains two types of starch, digestible and resistant. The more resistant starch a food contains, the fewer calories it contains. Cooked rice contains more digestible starch, and that is transformed into sugar and quickly absorbed into the blood stream after eating. By adding a little of a specific fat to the cooking water, you can change the molecular structure of the cooked rice so it will contain more resistant starch and therefore fewer calories.
Add a spoonful of coconut oil into boiling water, then add uncooked rice. Allow the rice to cook for 40 minutes, then drain and refrigerate for at least 12 hours before eating. Re-heat when ready to eat.
This cooking trick reduces the amount of calories by half, making a half cup of cooked rice contain only 50 calories.