How Many Syns In Pilau Rice? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
10 July, 2022

Is Pilau Rice High In Syns On Slimming World? - Our Guide

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?

Is Pilau Rice High In Syns On Slimming World?

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.

How Much Pilau Rice Can I Eat On Slimming World?

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.

Syn Values Of Pilau Rice

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.

  • Pilau Rice, Indian Takeaway - 12.5 syns for half a 300g foil.
  • Tesco Pilau Rice 250g - 7.5 syns.
  • Tilda Microwave Pilau Basmati Rice 250g - 6.5 syns.
  • Aldi Worldwide Foods Classic Pilau Microwave Rice 250g - 10.5 syns.
  • Asda Pilau Micro Rice 250g - 7.5 syns.
  • Aldi Worldwide Foods Steamed Pilau Rice 280g - 6.5 syns.
  • Tilda Wholegrain Pilau Rice 250g - 7 syns.
  • Lidl Golden Sun Microwaveable Pilau Rice 250g - 10 syns.
  • M&S Pilau Rice 300g - 7 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Pilau Rice 250g - 7.5 syns.
  • Asda Side Pilau Rice 300g - 7.5 syns.
  • Morrisons Microwave Rice Pilau 250g - 7.5 syns.
  • Uncle Bens Pilau Microwave Rice 250g - 8.5 syns.
  • Veetee Pilau 2 x 125g (250g) - 7 syns.
Syn Values Of Pilau Rice

Low Syn Alternatives To Pilau Rice

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.

  • Vegetable Biryani, Indian Takeaway - 7.5 syns for 100g.
  • Basmati Rice, White, Boiled - SYN FREE.
  • Aldi Worldwide Foods Classic Basmati Microwave Rice 250g - 8.5 syns.
  • Tilda Pure Microwave Basmati Rice Classics 250g - 7.5 syns.
  • Uncle Bens Golden Vegetable Microwave Rice 250g - 7.5 syns.
  • Uncle Bens Mexican Style Microwave Rice 250g - 7.5 syns.
  • Aldi Worldwide Foods Classic Long Grain Microwave Rice 250g - 8.5 syns.
  • Bens Original Golden Vegetable Microwave Rice 250g - 8.5 syns.
  • Tilda Microwave Coconut Basmati Rice 250g - 8 syns.
  • Uncle Bens Egg Fried Microwave Rice 250g - 7.5 syns.
  • Tilda Microwave Hot Firecracker Basmati Rice 250g - 7 syns.
  • Tilda Microwave Lime and Coriander Basmati Rice 250g - 7.5 syns.
  • Tilda Microwave Mushroom Basmati Rice 250g - 6 syns.

Our Best SW Pilau Rice Recipe

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!

Ingredients

  • 300g of basmati rice.
  • 80g of frozen peas.
  • Half a can of chickpeas.
  • One spoon of turmeric and curry powder.
  • Spoon of fresh coriander.
  • A veggie stock cube.

Method

  1. Begin by putting the rice and veggie stock cube into a pan and cooking the rice, during the last parts of the cooking, add in the stock cube and the peas.
  2. Fry off your spices in a pan then add in the rice, coating it with them, serve with fresh coriander and enjoy!
Our Best SW Pilau Rice Recipe

Last Words

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!

Jennifer
Having a sweet tooth, with the ability to cook is a dangerous combination. Fat girl-turned skinny, I am very proud of eating my way into a healthier me (of course working out helped a lot!). On SheCooksSheEats, I share my best recipes so you too can enjoy your food without the guilt along with some cool tips to help you towards your goal! Happy reading xx :)
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