On this week’s installment of This, Not That, Thursday, we bring you 7 healthier alternatives to white rice.
White rice is a cheap and easy starch many people choose to cook with, but there are healthier alternatives to white rice out there. Use these alternatives to amp up the nutrients in your meal.
1. Red Or White Quinoa
Quinoa contains the second most protein of any grain and has all of the essential amino acids. It is also naturally gluten-free and high in fiber.
2. Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower rice is a great, low carb alternative to rice. It is also gluten-free and one serving contains a day worth of Vitamin C.
3. Broccoli Rice
Broccoli rice is another great gluten-free low carb alternative full of fiber, plant-based protein, and iron.
Although not as popular as some of the other grains, barley provides a good serving of fiber and many other important minerals such as selenium.
Farro is an easy to digest grain that is full of protein and iron.
6. Sweet Potato Rice
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fiber and also gluten-free.