Standard rice is syn free on the slimming world plan, meaning you can have it in moderation without adding to your syn allowance, however, microwaveable rice does have syns which vary according to the flavour and weight of the packet.
Tesco basmati microwave rice has 3.5 syns for its 250g pouch making it a great low syn addition to a meal if you need something quick and convenient.
To help you stay on track with your syns, we have put together a short guide below which will discuss why Tesco basmati rice has syns, the other syns of their rice pouches and some microwaveable low syn alternatives.
If you have been doing the SW plan for a while you would know that rice is syn free, this can make it confusing when plain basmati microwave rice has syns. The reason as to why these rice packs have syns is due to the oil content inside of them which is put to help break the rice up during cooking rather than it sticking together.
This means you have to be careful even when checking plain microwaveable rice syns, or as an alternative use boil in the bag rice, still, 3.5 syns for 250g is not bad and can be used as part of your daily 15 syn a day allowance.
If you do your shopping at Tesco you are probably interested in learning about the syns of their other microwave rice packs too, we have listed their values below.
Tesco's microwaveable rice is not too high in syns but there are also other varieties of low syn microwave rice from different brands which are worth noting for convenience.
We have listed some low syn alternatives with their values below.
Overall, Tesco's basmati rice is low in syns and is one of the best microwaveable packet rice choices if your looking for a quick and convenient lunch and don't want to use too many syns. If you want to save some syns, we recommend choosing the boil in the bag white rice instead as this does not contain oil and is syn free on the slimming world plan or stick to plain basmati rice packs rather than flavoured.