Millions of people eat rice every single day around the world, and with good reason too - it's cheap, it's filling, and it's delicious. If you're trying to make a cheap but satisfactory meal, then rice is a great idea. But if you're trying to lose weight, then rice really isn't your friend. White rice contains more carbs than white pasta, and because it's so tasty, it's easy to eat a lot of it (we certainly do).
However, there are lots of low carb rice alternatives out there which are delicious yet low in carbs. We wanted to round up the best that you can buy, let's get into it:
Eat Water Slim Rice
It doesn't get much lower than rice with zero carbs, and that's exactly what Slim Rice offers. Made using konjac flour, Slim Rice tastes and cooks very similar to real rice, but is free from carbohydrates. It's also totally organic, as well as being sugar free and containing just 9 calories per 100g. We really think this is one of those products that you need to try to believe, learn more and buy it here - hollandandbarrett.com
FullGreen riced cauliflower
The packaging of this FullGreen riced cauliflower product proudly states that this product contains 93% fewer carbs compared to white rice, which is seriously impressive. Made using cauliflower, this "riced cauliflower" has a very similar texture to rice and works perfectly in curries. This product contains just 4g of carbs per 100g, which is super low. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com
Holland & Barrett natural diet rice
Just as with the Eat Water Slim rice, this natural diet rice from Holland and Barrett is made using konjac flour, and therefore contains zero carbs. It takes just 2 minutes to cook and is actually a really impressive low carb rice alternative. We find that the texture is very similar to real rice, and if you've mixed the rice with a curry or chilli then you can barely tell that this isn't real rice. We're impressed once again, learn more and buy it here - hollandandbarrett.com
FullGreen riced sweet potato
We really like the cauliflower rice from FullGreen, but we have to admit that we like the sweet potato version even better. This product is slightly higher in carbs than the cauliflower version, but is still very low in carbs with 62% fewer carbs than white rice. It contains just 9.5g of carbs per 100g, so still very low. If you're making a veggie curry or a veggie chilli, then serving it with this riced sweet potato is a no-brainer and it works really well. Learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk
CarbZone protein rice
We've featured the CarbZone products a few times in our guides, most recently in our low carb wraps guide, because most of them are really low in carbs and still really tasty. This protein rice from CarbZone ticks both of those boxes - made using a blend of soy protein, egg whites, and pea protein, this rice is not only low in carbs with just 14g of carbs per 100g, but it's also very high in protein. This is doubly great as the high protein content will help you to feel fuller for longer. We love this rice, learn more and buy it here - carbzone.co.uk
This rice from the Barenaked Rice brand is also made using konjac flour, and contains just 1g of carbs per 100g. What's interesting about this rice is that it has virtually no taste at all, and we think that's a highly positive thing - you can cover this in curry or stew and it'll work perfectly because it won't overpower your meal with any horrible taste. It does however have the texture of rice, so it's still enjoyable to eat. And because it's made using konjac, it's also quite filling, so a small amount goes a long way. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
We hope this guide helps you to find some delicious low carb rice! Let us know if you've tried any of these products of if you have other suggestions for us to try. If you want similar recommendations, check out our guide to the best low carb bread you can buy.