Using pre-packaged rice which is already flavoured and made up can speed up cooking, but since these packs of rice come flavoured they do have syns which have to be counted.
Luckily, since this rice is steamed not microwaved, Birds eye steam rice is between 1-3 syns depending on the flavour making them a great choice for an easy low syn side dish.
We've composed a guide below which will go over whether or not rice is syn free, how many syns the flavours of Birdseye steam rice have plus some other quick steam alternatives.
Since rice is syn free on the slimming world plan it can be confusing to learn that steam rice is not, but this is mainly down to the flavouring in the rice which adds a small amount of oil and calories.
If you want syn free rice it is best to choose steam rice which is plain flavoured instead, but still, a 190g pyramid of this rice would not cost you any more than 3 syns for a low syn dish, with the Mediterranean Vegetable Rice flavour having 2.5 syns a pyramid and the Golden Vegetable Rice having 1.5 syns a pyramid.
Microwave rice that is not steamed like these pyramids will often have more syns as they need more oil inside to encourage the rice to break up.
There are plenty of other steam rice alternatives to Birdseye steam rice on the market, we have listed them down below for a quick and easy meal.
If you don't want to use up all your syns on steamed microwave rice then why not try making your own at home which is syn free? We have listed the recipe deets below!
To conclude, at 1-3 syns a pyramid, Birdseye steam fresh rice packets are low in syns, allowing you to have a lazy meal that won't cost you too much of your syn allowance. If your looking to keep your rice syn free then try choosing a plain boil in the bag rice as these will not contain oil and extra flavourings, or make our syn free pilau rice above!