The magic diet rice from Japan
Maybe you haven’t heard about this Shirataki Rice, but though shirataki rice is still new to the Indonesia culinary, it has been a part of the Japanese diet for nearly 2000 years. The rice is prepared from a flour that is obtained from a yam-like tuber called Devil’s Tongue. Glucomannan starch is extracted from the tubers, then mixed with water and limewater to turn it into a substance called konnyaku. Konnyaku is then shredded into traditional shirataki rice.
This Shirataki rice contain a lot of water. In fact, they are about 97% water and 3% glucomannan fiber. They’re also very low in calories and contain no digestible carbs.
The rice is primarily made of soluble fiber that is essential for many of us. This fiber helps to fills you up by making you feel sated, and also aids in digestion. The miracle rice slows down your digestion process, which in turn, slows and regulates the absorption of glucose, thus making it beneficial for diabetics. The rice can essentially aid with diabetes control. In addition, consuming glucomannan can help with constipation, but without making you feel or bloated. There are evidence to prove that soluble fiber also helps to lower cholesterol and prevent hemorrhoids and diverticulitis.
Curb your rice craving with this miracle rice! Satisfy your carb craving without gaining extra pounds. Serve it as fried rice alternative, in sushi rolls, mix with stir-fry recipes, risotto, or porridge.
“Where I can buy this shirataki rice?”, don’t worry you can find it easily on the online shop like shopee or tokopedia.
How to Cook :
- Drain the water in a colander and rinse under tap water
- Boil in water for 1-2 minutes, drain, and take out excess water, with an absorbent paper towel.
- Pan fry with your sauce or simmer with soups.
NOTE: Shirataki Rice is cut to resemble rice grains. However, please take note that the texture is not exactly similar to regular rice. But you can use and serve it as a rice alternative by cooking it with your choice of sauce and spices to absorb all the taste and goodness.
Storage: Store in room temperature. Please keep away from direct sunlight and do NOT refrigerate or freeze to avoid change in texture and consistency.
You can easily replace one meal with a low fat, low calorie meal that includes Shirataki rice in order to cut down your caloric intake and enhance your overall health. Due, to all these essential benefits, this guilt-free rice is aptly known as the Miracle Rice!