Sudhair James from the College of Chemical Sciences in Sri Lanka presented a new way to cook rice that would cut the caloric absorption by 50-60%. He figured out a way to make the rice become a resistant starch, which resists the absorption of the starch or sugar from entering the bloodstream.
Coconut Oil – The Secret Ingredient
To increase the RS content of white rice – the technique is incredibly simple:
- Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to boiling water.
- Once the oil dissolves, stir in half a cup of rice.
- Simmer for 40 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked. The researchers note that one could boil it for 20-25 minutes instead.
- Then, refrigerate it for 12 hours before consuming. (Yes, this is technically a leftover, but if you have blood sugar or weight issues, this can be a very helpful strategy.