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Cut Rice Calories by Half in Three Easy Steps

It's possible!
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Who would've thought that the day would come when eating a lot of rice and absorbing only half of its calories would be possible? This breakthrough is all thanks to Sudhair James who was then an undergraduate student from College of Chemical Sciences in Sri Lanka, and his mentor Pushparajah Thavarajah. They both did a little bit of tweaking that involved manupulation of chemistry and tried different methods (scientific details can be read here) that resulted in this major development. Here's how you can do it at home:

Step 1: Cook rice as you normally would.
Step 2: When the water comes to a boil, add a teaspoon of coconut oil for every half a cup of uncooked rice. If you cooked three cups, you should add six teaspoons of healthy oil.
Step 3: Once cooked, let it simmer for 20 to 40 minutes, then keep it cool overnight (or for at least 12 hours) in the fridge.

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How cool is that? You get the same taste and amount of rice, but in fewer usable calories! What's more, when you re-heat the rice, the caloric count won't change, which means you don't have to eat your rice cold and straight from the fridge!

To know more about this, watch the video below wherein Sudhair speaks before the media at the 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition.

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