6 Best Rice Recipes To Reduce Belly Fat Say Dietitians – Don’t Eat This That

6 Best Rice Recipes To Reduce Belly Fat Say Dietitians - Don't Eat This That

Whether eaten as an appetizer or side dish, rice is an incredibly versatile grain that can be enjoyed as a side dish staple food for more than half of the world’s population

Unfortunately, carbs, including rice, have gotten a bad rap when we think of weight loss-friendly meals. However, depending on the type and how it’s prepared, rice can still be part of your weight loss plan and help you reach your belly fat loss goals.

To get some recipe inspiration, we asked our medical expert board members Tammy Lakatos Shame, RDN, CDN, CFTand Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFTalso known as The Nutrition Twins, to pick out some of the best rice dishes that can help reduce belly fat. Read on to see what these registered dietitians had to say. For more recipes, check out the 8 Best Protein Smoothie Recipes to Lose Belly Fat.

immune-boosting fake fried rice
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If you are a fan of fried rice, then this recipe is for you. While many have fried rice dishes? over 300 calories per cupthis “lightened” version is only 126 calories per serving — and it packs a big nutritional punch.

This recipe, made with chilled or refrigerated brown rice, can help promote belly fat loss, as the resistant starch that forms during the rice’s cooling process has been found to help burn fat and reduce fat storage in the body, explain the Nutrition Twins. Plus, the dish is teeming with anti-inflammatory ingredients like olive oil, ginger, kale, asparagus, and broccoli.

“This is a big deal because chronic inflammation is linked to weight gain and greater difficulty losing weight,” says The Nutrition Twins.

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DIY brown rice salmon sushiDIY brown rice salmon sushi
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One of the best aspects of making your own sushi at home is that you have complete control over what goes into it. Like the counterfeit rice recipe, these easy-to-make sandwiches call for cold brown rice. The Nutrition Twins note that this type of rice “has more fiber than traditional ones” [white] rice, meaning it slows down digestion and makes you feel full for longer.” In addition, the resistant starch in cold rice has been shown to support a healthy gut microbiome, which has been linked to lower levels of body fat

Not only do these sandwiches provide a good source of fiber, but they are also packed with protein – 17 grams to be exact.

“Salmon, like all protein foods, helps regulate hormones that control appetite and helps you feel full,” according to The Nutrition Twins.

As a bonus, the salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which celebrated for their abilities to reduce inflammation, boost cognitive function and promote heart health.

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healthy kimchi fried ricehealthy kimchi fried rice
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Since protein and fiber are two essential components of a meal that supports weight loss, this nutritious recipe covers all your bases.

“The carrots, mushrooms, kimchi, and scallions bring the fiber, while the eggs provide protein,” says The Nutrition Twins. Kimchi excels when it comes to weight loss and may be especially beneficial for helping obese people lose weight decrease body weight, body mass index, body fat percentage and waist-hip ratio

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brown rice puddingbrown rice pudding
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Who says you can’t eat dessert when you’re trying to lose weight? This simple, sweet and creamy brown rice pudding is a healthier version of the classic dessert, thanks to the unprocessed whole grain rice.

“In addition, it contains cinnamon, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels, preventing energy spikes and dips that typically result in sugar overload as the body craves the fastest source of energy it can find — sugar,” say The Nutrition Twins.

In addition to controlling blood sugar levels, cinnamon has also been found to help reduce inflammation, reduce the risk of disease, and weight loss help

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healthy fried ricehealthy fried rice
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Cauliflower has gained momentum in recent years. And one of the most popular iterations is the star of this low-carb dish: cauliflower rice.

“Cauliflower rice is a good idea for weight loss hopefuls with its sweet, delicious taste, a texture similar to rice, but only 25 calories per cup, compared to 200 calories in a cup of rice,” say The Nutrition Twins. “And the waistline savings really add up since most people have more than a cup.”

In addition to being low in calories, cauliflower is also packed with weight loss-promoting fiber, which is also found in carrots, onions and peppers. Meanwhile, the eggs and edamame provide protein to increase satiety.

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simple vegetable rice soupsimple vegetable rice soup
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Whether you’re short on time or just don’t feel like whipping up an elaborate meal, this dish is perfect and only takes 30 minutes to make. Warm and comforting, this vegetable rice soup is packed with fibrous vegetables like carrots, onions, and celery.

“One of the real beauties of this rice recipe is that Research shows that eating a low-calorie soup before a meal can help you reduce your total calorie intake at that meal by 20% compared to not eating the soup at all,” says The Nutrition Twins.

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