A large plate (or should we call it thali?) of Indian meal is incomplete without a generous serving of rice. We like variety in our meals and rice is the most common food that accompanies our breads and curries. Even rice can be converted into other dishes like pulao and biryani. Biryani is a wholesome meal in itself. It is slow-cooked and infused with a medley of herbs and spices. Vegetables or meats like chicken and mutton round up this delectable dish. Biryani with raita, saalan or achaar is a complete meal in itself. We tend to eat biryani regularly without realising the danger that may befall on us.
Rice Nutrition Facts and Value
Too-much rice can wreak havoc on our health. Refined rice is full of calories, harmful carbohydrates and starch. Hundred grams of white rice contains 365 kcal, 1.5g of fat and around 77g of carbs. Consultant Nutritionist Dr. Rupali Dutta shares with us, "Fibre and other important nutrients are washed off when rice is polished. It is a refined cereal and since it a light food, we end up eating it more but it still leaves us hungry in just a few hours." High-fat rice may lead to weight gain and the starch present in it may lead to high blood sugar level.
Many people have started replacing white rice with brown rice, which is relatively healthier, but is again packed with carbohydrates. Some weight loss diets like Keto diet prohibit the consumption of carbohydrates. Diabetes diet too evades all carbohydrate-rich foods.
(Also Read: Is Eating White Rice Healthy?)
Instead of giving up on our all-time favourite biryani, here is an amazing alternative that fills up the shoes of regular biryani perfectly, and is also healthier. We present to you a recipe of Chicken Biryani made with cauliflower rice. Cauliflower rice is a good substitute for white or brown rice as it is low in calories and carbohydrates. Hundred grams portion of cauliflower rice contains 3.6g of protein, 0.9g of fat and just 3g of carbs.
(Also Read: How To Make Cauliflower Rice)
View Recipe of Chicken Biryani With Cauliflower Rice
This chicken biryani is cooked in coconut oil, which is again a healthier oil as compared to many other oils. Tangy tomato puree and fresh yogurt with a slew of spices and herbs dish out a flavourful and aromatic biryani, just the way you like it.
Do try this easy and healthy recipe of chicken biryani at home and enjoy a guilt-free meal, every time.