Health Tips: Simple Way To Make White Rice Healthier

White Rice is good

Just cook the white rice as you normally do. But when the water is boiling and before you add the raw rice, simply add coconut oil – about 3% of the weight of the rice you will be cooking.

Once the rice is cooked, allow it to cool down in the refrigerator for 12 hours. And you’re good to go.

What’s the science behind this?

Adding a lipid (like coconut oil) before cooking the rice and then cooling it down once cooked can change its composition – for the better. Doing so can help reduce its calories. Coconut oil interacts with the starch in rice and changes its composition, thereby reducing calories. Even if you heat the rice again, it is still going to be healthier.


Though white rice has some benefits, we recommend you consume it only once in a while. Switch to brown rice if you are more of a rice lover.

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