Keto friendly rice, otherwise known as konjac rice, is the perfect substitute for rice on the ketogenic diet. It’s full of fiber, super low in net carbs (because its high in fiber) and tastes absolutely amazing in comparison to cauliflower rice.
If you had to choose over cauliflower rice and this keto friendly rice, I would hands down want this version every single time. The only problem is that it comes in packets with 2 servings and probably isn’t quite as healthy as simply eating whole foods such as riced cauliflower… but I digress.
Konjac rice like this type is technically konjac noodles that have been sliced into small pieces that resemble rice. The name for this type of food is called Shirataki noodles and has been used in Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine for hundreds of years.
The noodles are made by mixing powdered konjac root with water and lime water, boiled and cooled, then solidified into noodles. Because they are typically quite fragile, they are sold in plastic bags along with accompanying water to ensure they stay in tact.
Some of these keto friendly noodles are mixed with a slight amount of seaweed to add to its stability, which is why some of the noodles or rice you find in these packets can taste like “fish” or slightly oceanic.
Catherine has a great review of these noodles over at www.foodwatch.com where she shares everything from how its made, to what it tastes like, and even the stories from 2000 where 15 people died from consuming this food (don’t worry, it was only because the gelatinous root was not diluted enough in jelly cups, which would accidentally become lodged in peoples throats which caused some people to choke) – This isn’t going to happen with this low carb rice.
Make sure to follow the directions in the recipe, as I show you how I make this konjac rice taste less like seaweed, and more like actual rice.
Keto Friendly Rice
- 1 Packet Konjac Rice (Click on the ingredient for shopping guide information)
- Firstly, open the packet and pour the konjac rice into a fine mesh sieve. This should remove as much water as possible without losing any of the rice.
- Next, wash the rice under running water for approximately 1-2 mins until the rice is thoroughly rinsed.
- Heat a frying pan to high heat, and place the rice into the frying pan, cooking for 8 mins to remove any of the resedue water.
- Serve with your favourite curry, stir fry or asian cuisine which will make it low carb, keto friendly and ultimately less calories.