If you are a lover of pilau rice compared to normal basmati rice, or maybe it's your go-to side order for an Indian, you might be wondering if you can still eat this rice on the slimming world plan, or is too high in syns?
Pilau rice can have syns on the slimming world depending on how it's made, this is often between 7.5 and 12.5 syns. Some cooks fry their pilau in oil when adding other ingredients, however, pilau can be made syn free too.
Down below, we've discussed in further detail how many syns pilau rice has, some syn values, low syn alternatives and our own syn-free SW pilau to make at home to save syns.
If your pilau rice is made without frying then you can eat as much of it as you want on it on the slimming world when it's syn free.
However, for microwave packets of pilau, you will have to syn them since they contain oil on the inside in order to keep the rice grains separate, on average for 100g of these packets, it will use around 7.5 syns, which is over half of your daily syn allowance, so we would suggest eating them in moderation.
If you're ordering pilau rice as a takeaway from the Indian, then it will be traditionally made, which often involves some frying. For a small tinfoil packet, half of this packet will cost you around 12.5 syns which is very high in syns.
Pilau rice has a huge range of syns depending on where you buy it from and how it is prepared, we've listed some syn values down below to help you compare.
If you find pilau rice to be too high in syns, we've listed some other low syn rice alternatives down below for an easy and yummy side.
Pilau can easily be made syn free on the slimming world plan without frying the rice and using lots of oil, our recipe below serves four people and is super easy to make!
Overall, Pilau rice can be very high in syns if it is fried during the cooking process with oil, with your average takeaway pilau rice having up to 12.5 syns a serving, microwave packets have around 7.5 syns a serving which is still high in syns due to the oil.
To save syns we suggest cooking your own pilau at home with less oil to save syns, this way you can keep it syn free!