Fried Rice, one of the most popular Indo-Chinese cuisine that was introduced to the world by the Chinese in 589 AD, is an appetizer for many across worldwide. But the biggest question is Whether it is healthy to consume Fried Rice? How many Calories in Fried Rice? How to make a bowl of healthy fried rice? In this blog, I am going to solve all these queries that bother you and come on your path to fitness.
The most common misconceptions in staying fit or bodybuilding or athletic diet is the consumption of rice (carbohydrates). Most of us think that rice (carbohydrates) are not good for our body, and end up removing it from their diet. For a matter of fact, carbohydrates are the source of energy and whether it be white rice or brown rice, complex carbohydrates play a very important role in a balanced diet.
Nutrition Facts of Fried Rice
The right amount of carbs on your daily diet at a given time will help your body to grow well and will give you the energy you want for the entire day. Another myth is that brown rice is much healthier than white rice. Though this myth is partially true, in practice the difference is too small to compare for your body. So if you are out there thinking brown rice is better than white rice because it is expensive than others, then you are wrong. For info on the nutritional value of both try to refer to this table below.
|Nutrients||White Rice||Brown Rice||Recommended Daily Amounts|
|Thiamin (mg)||0.3||0.4||1.1 – 1.2|
|Niacin (mg)||3.4||5.2||14 – 16|
|Vitamin B-6 (mg)||0.1||0.3||1.3|
|Magnesium (mg)||24.2||78.8||310 – 420|
|Zinc (mg)||0.8||1.4||8 – 11|
|Manganese (mg)||0.7||2.0||1.8 – 2.3|
For many of us quitting tasty food for a healthy lifestyle is not an option. But there are some dishes that may look like junk food, but actually they may be highly nutritious in though. Fried Rice is one of them if you make it with fresh veggies and mean with low olive oil and no soya sauce at all. This may look like, we are removing the main taste ingredients but in fact, we are removing all the harmful ingredients at is present on a street Fried Rice. Soya sauce contains a typical amount of MSG (Ajinomoto) that is very harmful to your health.
For a normal healthy diet, I will recommend my viewers to consume not more than 2 cup servings of Fried Rice at a time. As too many carbohydrates can get stored as extra calories (fats) [FOR A NORMAL PERSON]. Also if you want to make your Fried Rice more nutritious and protein-rich add, mushrooms or cottage cheese if you are a vegetarian. For my non-vegetarian friends, I will recommend adding chicken, steak, shrimp, and any red meat you like, this will enrich your fried rice. ( Also keep in mind adding other ingredients will change your calories intake, so before adding any extra ingredients properly measure its calories )
How Many Calories in Fried Rice 1 Cup
Now as we know that carbohydrates are essential, we can assume that fried rice is healthy. But do you know, there are many types of fried rice, and to choose which one of them is healthier is a very critical job. Here at Mygluttony, we will give you specific information about the calories of fried rice and a healthy recipe you should follow to stay fit.