rice without starch

How to make rice without starch | Rice for Diabetics

What is rice without starch?

Rice cooked in a manner that removes the starch present in it is the rice cooked without starch. Rice is the comfort food for many. It is composed of carbohydrates and nutrients. Carbohydrates are important but excess of anything is harmful. Excessive intake of carbs can cause indigestion, obesity and a big no-no for the diabetics as well as the weight watchers. Therefore this method can be used to reduce the starch content of rice. However, along with the carbs, few vital nutrients are also lost by cooking rice in this manner, so make sure to compensate the same by adding in some vegetables/dals in your diet.

P.S. Portion control is the key.

Disclaimer: Diabetics should consume rice only after consulting a doctor.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Rice without Starch

Rice: Certainly this method can be used to de-starch any rice, white or brown, whole or broken, etc.

Water: Water in enough quantity is required to make rice without starch. I use 3 times water for boiling rice and a lot more for rinsing the same.

Time: Timing varies… depending on the quality of rice and water, of course, I mean rice. It might take 10-12 minutes to cook the rice.

Salt: Salt is added to the boiling water.

Recipes using cooked rice

With some cooked rice by your side, you can make a number of recipes such as tawa pulao, fried rice, tomato rice and many more.

How to serve Rice without Starch

Prepare rice in the given manner and serve with any dal or gravy of your choice. However, I love to make dal tadka, chawal, sookhe aloo, and green chutney along with chapatis for a comfortable weekday dinner.

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How to make Rice without Starch

1.This recipe serves 4-6 persons.

rice without starch

2.Add 3 cups of water in a pan.

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3.Let it come to a rolling boil.

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4.Drain away the water in which rice was soaked and add soaked rice to the boiling water.

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5.Also add in the salt to taste.

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6.Cook rice on high flame for 5 minutes and thereafter on low flame for 3-5 minutes.

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7.Check rice for doneness. For that take a cooked grain and press between your fingers. It should be soft.

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8.Once the rice is cooked drain the water. Be careful while doing so. Wash rice with cold water till starch is totally removed i.e. on washing the rice you get clear water and there is no white water i.e. starch.

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9.Further if you like your rice softer just put the cooked rice in a pan or wok. Cover and cook. Place a heavy skillet under the pan to avoid burning of rice. Cook on low flame for 5-7 minutes. This is steaming of rice.

Tips:This step is totally optional. If you like perfectly cooked rice but wish to steam them, without making them too soft, stop cooking the rice in step 6 till rice is 90% cooked. Remaining cooking will be done by steaming.

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10.Switch off the flame. Let rice sit for 10-12 minutes. Thereafter puff using a fork.

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11.Serve hot. Bon appétit!

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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