US producer of ‘healthy and wholesome products’ Nature’s Earthly Choice has expanded its microwavable pouches range with Broccoli Rice and Cauliflower Rice.
Ready in 90 seconds with 35 or fewer calories per serving, these shelf-stable products are designed to “make healthy eating a whole lot easier”. The product can be cooked in its microwavable pouch or in a skillet with olive oil and water.
The low-carb vegetable-based rice products are made from three simple ingredients: broccoli or cauliflower, water, and malic acid. Malic acid is naturally occurring and can be found in certain fruits like apples and pears.
With no added sugar, two grams of protein and between 30-35 mg of sodium, the rice alternatives are reportedly keto and paleo-friendly. Resembling the flavour and texture of brown rice, the products are intended to be swapped into any recipe containing rice or used as a light side dish.
“With more and more people today adopting low-carbohydrate ways of eating, such as the ketogenic diet or the paleo diet, vegetable-based rice is becoming a popular and important part of home-cooking,” said Chuck Watson, president of Nature’s Earthly Choice.
“Not only do our Broccoli Rice and Cauliflower Rice offer people a way to eat more vegetables, they are a solution for those who have been looking for tasty, wholesome, low-carb alternatives to traditional rice products.”
Existing microwavable pouches produced by Nature’s Earthly Choice include organic farro, quinoa, lentils and beans. As well as prepared and microwavable foods, the US company offers plant-based protein powders like maca and goji berry to superfood seeds like chia and hemp.
Nature’s Earthly Choice Broccoli Rice and Cauliflower Rice has an RRP of $2.99.
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