Some good things about wholegrain basmati rice:
- Wholegrain Basmati keeps you fuller longer
- Wholegrain Basmati releases energy more slowly
- Wholegrain Basmati provides a source of fibre and essential nutrients
That’s a lot of goodness!
For those of us who like to know why here is a little more detail:
- Wholegrain Basmati has a low glycaemic index which means that it provides slow release of energy helping you to stay fuller for longer.
- Wholegrain basmati retains its bran layer providing a source of fibre and essential nutrients such as thiamine, zinc, magnesium, as well as two important minerals manganese and selenium which are involved in important antioxidant protective processes.
- Fibre is important for gut health and improves bowel function.
- High fibre intakes have also been associated with:
- A lower risk of bowel cancer
- Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes complications
- Increased satiety and weight management.
- A lower risk of heart disease and stroke.
- Both wholegrain rice and white Basmati rice contain a type of fibre known as “resistant starch”. This has a prebiotic effect in the bowel. (This can help to increase the number of ‘friendly’ bacteria). In turn, this protects the bowel and keeps it healthy and boosts the body’s immunity.
- Resistant starch also increases satiety, helping to keep you feeling fuller for longer, so including Wholegrain Basmati rice in a meal can help regulate appetite and prevent cravings for sugary drinks and snacks between meals.
But doesn’t Wholegrain Rice take a long time to cook? Not really!
If you cook the traditional dry Tilda Wholegrain rice (See how here) it can take a little longer than white rice, but…
Now you can use Tilda Steamed Beasmati Wholegrain rice which takes only two minutes! Its the same basmati wholegrain rice that you love, but we have pre-steamed it for you to make it quick and easy for us all.
Here’s how to cook the Wholegrain Rice Chicken Hainan in the picture above.
It is easy to be good!