Is Rice Keto Friendly?

Answer: Rice is a starchy grain, so it's not keto-friendly.

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Rice is an integral part of many cuisines worldwide. It's affordable, easy to cook, and available in every grocery store. It's an ingredient in many dishes like sushi, rice pudding, and stuffed grape leaves.

Unfortunately, rice isn't compatible with keto. A single cup of rice contains nearly 45 g of carbs. One cup is less than what you'd get as a side dish in a Chinese restaurant. Rice is very easy to overeat, as you can only have a couple of spoonfuls to keep under your carb limit for the day, so it's best to avoid it.

So many dishes feature rice that it can be a challenge to eliminate it from your diet. A great substitute is riced cauliflower. Buy it whole and grate it yourself or purchase it already grated, or "riced." Cooked cauliflower can replace rice in most dishes since it has such a light flavor. Another option is Miracle Rice. It's a zero-carb rice substitute made from glucomannan, a natural dietary fiber.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup

Net carbs154.7 g
Fat1.1 g
Protein12.9 g
Total carbs154.7 g
Fiber0.0 g

Source: USDA

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