The Best Resource for Rice Caloric Content
Last night I made Thai food a wonderful hot curry with ginger and jasmine rice. Later, diet journaling into sparkpeople.com, I was shocked at what 1-cup of Jasmine rice had cost me! Today’s research project was to seek out a comparison of different rice types and form a chart I can use when making decisions as chef-for-the-night.
The good news is I did lose weight yesterday despite the huge blow from the Jasmine rice. I am fighting off a cold-which is the reason I curried and gingered-up my body in the first place. I believe the cold is burning through any carbs I offer it. Of course, I am worried. I am always ravenous when I have a cold and old habits would have me mowing thru the cupboards.
But the scale said 170.8 this morning!
People ask, “How are you doing this (weight loss)?”
It’s simple, Energy-in = Energy out. It is the only formula to live by.
Rice Comparisons (cooked)
- 1 cup Brown rice Long-grain 216 calories
- .5 cup Brown rice medium-grain 218 calories
- .25 cup Lundberg short-grain brown 170
- 1 White long-grain 675 calories
- 1 cup White medium-grain 242 calories
- 1 cup 267 White short-grain 242