Lower-Carb Fried Rice, Fruits and Vegetables, Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes, and Other Things I’m Thinking About (9-3-15)
posted by Kalyn Denny on September 3, 2015
It’s a new collection of Things I’m Thinking About, including Lower-Carb Fried Rice, Fruits and Vegetables, and Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes.
Can a new way to cook rice make it lower in carbs?
Earlier this year when scientists at the College of Chemical Sciences in Colombo, Sri Lanka, found that cooking rice in a certain way increased its resistant starch content, that news was reported by manysitesaroundtheworld. I missed the big announcement though, and I didn’t pay attention to this new way to cook rice until I’d seen it over and over on Facebook.
Apparently cooking rice with a small amount of coconut oil and then chilling the rice for 12 hours can make it lower in calories and increase the amount of resistant starch, which effectively makes the rice lower in carbs. (Here’s a good recipe for this method.) It seems like not everyone is convinced and this new way of cooking rice probably needs more testing, but when I heard about it, I immediately thought FRIED RICE!
What do you think about this new cooking discovery? And if anyone has tried this method of cooking rice, I’d love to hear what you thought.
Now, here are more Things I’m Thinking About . . .
I love, love, love this tongue-in-cheek post on How to Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps from Black on Both Sides. (In fact, every time I see it pop up somewhere, I read it again and enjoy it just as much as the first time!)
I use my slow cooker all year round, but I know many people get their slow cooker out of storage in the fall. If you’re a low-carb eater who’s breaking out the slow cooker, you might like this collection of 25 Amazing Low-Carb Slow Cooker Dinners from Slow Cooker from Scratch. (All these are things I’d happily eat for dinner myself; hope you enjoy!)
Freeze your basil before mother nature does it for you!
And finally, one of my best tips for this time of year is to freeze fresh basil for winter. If you have garden basil and haven’t tried freezing it, I promise you’ll love having that basil in the winter for soups, stews, and pasta sauce!
That’s all for this time, but you can use the label Things I’m Thinking About to see more round-ups of my thoughts like this one. What have you been thinking about lately? If you saw something fun or inspiring on the web, please share in the comments.