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Half Calorie Rice – Is It For Real?

How to make half calorie rice the easy way.

Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Total Time 1 hour
Yield 1 1/2 cup


  • 1 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice (80g)


  • Cooking times are based on long or short grain brown rice. In a small pot, bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, lower to a simmer and add the oil. Then throw in the rice and cover the pot. Leave covered on simmer for 40 minutes without ever lifting the lid. Then—still never lifting the lid—turn off the heat but let the rice sit covered for an additional 20 minutes. Still not opening the lid (yes, seriously… don’t lift the lid even to check on it), place the pot in the fridge for at least 12 hours. The next day you should have beautifully fluffy rice that is apparently lower-calorie… but, more importantly, that tastes delicious!! You can add a little salt and any seasonings you wish, and you can reheat the rice if desired.


Try serving the rice with this Coconut Curry Recipe.