How Many Syns In Uncle Ben's Rice Time? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
5 November, 2021

Can I Eat Uncle Ben's Rice Time On The Slimming World Diet?

Uncle ben's rice pouches are a popular favourite for many of our lunches and quick dinner, and many would assume that their plain rice pouches are syn free too, well, they are not!

All of Uncle Ben's rice pouches are not syn free, this is because they contain oil in the packaging which stops the rice from sticking together inside of the packets. Their syn values vary from 1 syns to 4 syns depending on the mix of flavours that you pick.

We have gone into some more info below on how to keep your rice syn free, the different Uncle Ben rice pouch syns and some microwave low syn alternatives.

Is Uncle Ben Rice Syn Free On Slimming World?

Only the rice that is boiled is free on the SW plan and this rice must be plain, so the typical white dried rice from Uncle Ben's is syn free, but not the plain white rice in the packets.

This is because the microwave packet rice's contain some oil which makes them have a syn value.

Always stick to plain rice that needs to be cooked with water or boil in the bag rice if you want it to stay syn free.

Uncle Ben's Rice Syn Values

As we mentioned above, Uncle Ben's rice syn values change according to the flavour of the rice that you buy, so we have listed the most popular mixes below and their syn values to help you pick.

  • Uncle Bens classic basmati rice - 1 syn for 130g pouch.
  • Uncle bens classic long grain rice - 1 syns for 250g pouch.
  • Uncle bens rice and grains pouch - 2.5 syns for 220g pouch.
  • Uncle bens special Mexican rice - 3 syns for 250g pouch.
  • Uncle bens classic brown basmati rice - 3 syns for 250g pouch.
  • Uncle bens special Mexican bean rice - 4 syns for 250g pouch.
  • Uncle bens special spicy pilau rice - 4 syns for 250g pouch.
  • Uncle bens special egg fried rice - 4 syns for 250g pouch.

Low Syn Microwave Rice Alternatives

If your looking for some lower syn microwave rice for an easy lunch we have listed out some other low syn packet rices to try below.

  • Morrisons basmati rice 250g - 1 syn.
  • Morrisons egg fried rice 250g - 4.5 syns.
  • Tilda Lime & Coriander Steamed Basmati Rice, ambient, 250g pouch - 2 syns.
  • Tilda Roasted Pepper & Courgette Steamed Basmati Rice, ambient, 250g pouch - 5 syns.
  • Aldi Worldwide Foods Classic Long Grain Rice (250g pouch) – 1 syn.
  • Aldi Worldwide Foods Classic Basmati Rice (250g pouch) – 1 1/2 syns.

Frequently Asked Questions About Uncle Ben's Rice & Slimming World

Is rice syn free on slimming world?

Yes, rice a long with pasta is syn free on the slimming world diet, which means you can eat as much as you want without having to log it as having syns, this has to be boiled rice with no oil however.

How many syns does Uncle Ben's basmati rice have in?

Uncle Ben's basmati rice has 1 syn for a 130g pouch of rice due to the oil content inside which stops the rice from sticking together.

Can I eat rice everyday on the SW plan?

Yes, there is no reason as to why you can't eat rice everyday, just make sure if it's a pouch version that it sticks within your syns and that you serve it with 1/3 of your speed foods.

Final Words

Overall, Uncle Ben's microwave rice pouches are not too high in syns as can be eaten on the slimming world diet, boiled rice is syn free, but plain rice from Uncle Ben's has around 1 syn due to the extra oil inside of the pouch, to find out the syns of other flavours, check our list above.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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