Updated: Jun 21, 2019
If you're tired of plain white rice for your meal prep, try out my tried-and-true rice blend that I make 2x a week, and has only 80 additional calories across the entire 4 cups of uncooked rice.
The blend I use is:
2 cups of extra long grain rice.
1 cup orzo.
1 cup Thai sweet rice (sticky rice).
(All of these can be purchased on Amazon.)
Instead of cooking my rice in water, I cook it in unsalted chicken stock, along with pepper. I choose unsalted stock or broth so I can control how much salt is in it by adding in salt myself.
I always try to get a stock or broth that has at least 5g of protein per 8oz, but 9g per 8oz is my favorite.
Make sure to soak your rice and rinse over and over until the water is clear. This keeps your rice from becoming soggy and clumpy over time, and makes cleaning your rice-cooking tool a lot easier.
After I rinse my 4-cup rice blend, I put it in a pressure cooker with 1.1:1 liquid:rice on med-high pressure for 12mins, and then release the pressure when it's done.
What I like about my rice it has flavor and mouthfeel combinations of both pilaf and risotto, with barely any calories added that are worth counting for the meals. Give it a shot for yourself, and see how you like it.
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