Diabetes is a condition that is becoming so remarkably prevalent in recent times that even if you do not know a diabetic patient personally, you have an understanding of the condition. Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases that causes rapid blood sugar fluctuations. This can happen if your body is not producing enough insulin or is not able to respond to the insulin produced. Lack of timely intervention could result in kidney failure, weight gain and even blindness among a few.
Fortunately, there are many ways in which you could prevent your blood sugar levels from spiking. If you are a diabetic, you may have been asked to refrain from white rice as they are not a good source of fibre. The simple carbs in white rice tend to get metabolised soon leading to a surge in blood sugar levels. It is a more prudent choice to switch to brown rice instead. According to experts, whole grain is a very good source of fibre that doesn't get digested too soon. It not only induces a sense of satiety but also keeps your blood sugar in check.
If you have never worked with brown rice before, it is absolutely okay. Here we have some delicious recipes that would make you want to switch to this wholesome variety permanently.
Diabetes: 5 Brown Rice Recipes You Can Have On Your Diabetes Diet
1. Brown Rice salad
Quick, easy and intensely satiating brown rice salad is every fitness lovers go-to meal. This one is tossed with bell peppers, spring onions, tomatoes and drizzled with lemon, garlic and olive oil dressing. Click here for the recipe.
2. Green Coriander Rice
It is refreshing, zesty and so healthy. Coriander leaves are more than just a garnish in this delightful brown rice recipe. The lovely hint of mint further elevates the taste of this meal. Click here for the recipe.
3. Mushroom Brown Rice
Love bits of chunky, spongy mushrooms everywhere? Step this way! This hearty brown rice dish made with the goodness of mushroom, onions and capsicum is a potpourri of flavours we cannot get enough of. Click here for the recipe.
4. Brown Rice Onion Pilaf
Pilaf and Pulao have been a mainstay in India's culinary tradition of rich, rice recipes. This delicious pilaf made with caramelized onions with a hint of cinnamon spells indulgence. The best part about the recipe is that it is guilt-free. Click here for the recipe
5. Brown Rice Risotto
The Italian soul food just got healthier by a notch. Brown rice, capers, chopped olives, mixed vegetables and fresh lemon juice makes this meal perfect for lunch or dinner. You can even pack some for a picnic or potluck, it is that amazing! Find the recipe here.
Try these recipes and let us know how you liked them in the comments section below.
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