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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.