Coconut oil can be used for all kinds of things, from beauty uses to cooking. Today, we will speak more about the latter use. This versatile ingredient, when combined with rice, can make an unbelievably healthy meal. This cooking method is so unique and powerful that it will absorb half of the calories in rice while decreasing body fat accumulation. We all know that white rice is a highly processed grain and has a high glycemic index. However, when combined with coconut oil it can change the effect it has on your blood sugar.
Coconut Oil and White Rice
According to a research conducted by Sudhair James and Dr. Pushparajah Thavarajah, cooking rice with coconut oil is the best method. It increases the rice’s healthiness. Moreover, the calories of the rice are reduced when cooked with coconut oil.
Rice is rich in carbohydrates, which can increase the blood sugar effect. However, when coconut oil is added to it, rice changes its chemical composition. Hence, the digestible starch turns into indigestible starch and the rice doesn’t get readily metabolized into glucose. This will also reduce the accumulation of fat. What’s more, the indigestible starch is good for the good bacteria in your gut and aids your immunity and digestive processes.
Cooked Rice and Coconut Oil Recipe
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (organic virgin)
- 1 cup of rice
First, boil the coconut oil in the water. Next, add the rice and cook for 20 minutes. Then, put it in the fridge for 12 hours. You can either use the rice cold or reheat it. You can optionally use brown or purple rice which are considered healthier alternatives.
Note: This doesn’t mean that you should consume rice in unlimited amounts.