It’s spring. So, are you looking for an effective solution to lose weight as summer is on the way? Maybe you are prepping for that bikini body you want to take to the Bahamas. However, maybe you just want to eat rice again.

There is a study that has shown an amazing way to cut the starch absorption from rice in half.

coconut oil

As you probably know, starch can easily be converted into sugar by your body, thus resulting in increased blood sugar levels as well as crash and crave more after you have just eaten a bunch.

In fact, it can be really problematic, but however, thanks to this starch absorption cutting out you can freely introduce rice into your diet.

Rice should be cooked in coconut oil!

To explain you more deeply, the coconut oil actually enters the starch granules during the cooking process that makes the sugar resistant to the digestive enzymes. In this way it will not be broken down and digested, as well. Then, you should refrigerate it for about 12 hours and for that period the rice sugar will have turned into a resistant starch. Bear in mind, reheating the rice doesn’t actually affect its RS levels.

How Do You Do it?

You should put a teaspoon of coconut oil into boiling water. Additionally, you should stir in the rice and cook it for how long it is necessary for that kind of rice. Then, you should put it in a fridge for about 12 hours. As it actually takes a long time, it can be an excellent option to use to indulge in sushi or even a fried rice healthy version.

This is a great method to get your rice cravings fixed. But it can also help you lose weight.

A Great Way to Lose Weight

This simple and easy recipe can help you in your process of losing weight. It actually originates from some tropical islands and there it is called rice and peas, but it actually includes kidney beans.

It has great flavour and is full of fibre that makes you feel full, thanks to its incredible ingredient, i.e., kidney beans! They abound in cholesterol-lowering fibre content, which is able to prevent your blood sugar from increasing too rapidly after having a meal. As a result of this ability, kidney beans are particularly good choice for those people who suffer from hypoglycaemia, diabetes, or insulin resistance. Moreover, if combined with whole grains, for instance rice, kidney beans are actually able to provide almost fat-free, high quality protein. In addition, these beans are also associated with decreasing your risk of heart attack.

The coconut milk is going to add a fullness and a creamy taste that will keep you feeling full. Loaded with fiber, B vitamins and healthy minerals, you can feel great about adding coconut milk to your diet.

Ingredients:

– 1 can of kidney beans, (14 oz or 397 g) rinsed and drained kidney beans

– 1 cup of long-grain rice

– 1 cup of coconut milk

– 1 cup of chicken stock

– 2 cloves of chopped garlic

– 1 tsp. of Jerk or Cajun seasoning

– 1 bay leaf

– 1 tsp. of coconut oil

– 1/4 tsp. of salt

Steps:

  1. Gather your ingredients and an oven safe pot with a lid (a dutch oven is awesome for this).
  2. Pour in coconut milk, coconut oil, garlic, bay leaves, and jerk or Cajun seasoning. Bring to a simmer  over medium heat.
  3. Add rice, chicken stock, and salt.
  4. Cover and bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until rice has absorbed all the liquid.
  5. Fold in beans.
  6. Remove bay leaf.
  7. Add more protein if that what you want!

Sources:
http://www.cooksmarts.com/articles/coconut-rice-and-beans-recipe/
http://theheartysoul.com/how-to-cook-rice-with-coconut-oil/