When you need a quick and easy lunch, popping a pack of microwaveable rice can be tempting, but depending on the flavour of your Tilda basmati rice, it could be costing you a fair amount of syns.
For a plain pack of microwaveable Tilda basmati rice, this will have around 2 syns for 250g, but if you buy the boil in the bag Tilda basmati rice or the plain version in the bag, this is SYN FREE.
To help you stay on track with your weight loss on the SW plan, we've gone into more detail below about why Tilda's basmati rice has syns, which rice is syn free and some syn values of the whole Tilda basmati rice range as well as alternatives.
Let's get into it!
It can be confusing to learn that plain basmati rice has syns, but this is only for the microwave version due to the oil content inside of the pack. This helps to separate the rice and stops it from sticking together during the heating process.
Tilda basmati rice can also have different syns depending on the flavour that you buy, for example, Tilda basmati rice which is golden vegetable flavoured has 3.5 syns a pack.
Syn free rice on the slimming world plan is boiled in the bag rice or plain steamed rice, both of these contain no oil so therefore are syn free.
You should still however pair your rice with speed veg and protein to have the best weight loss effect and eat in moderation.
As we mentioned above, Tilda basmati rice differs in syns according to the type and that you choose, we've listed some other syn values for the rest of the Tilda basmati rice range down below.
If you find Tilda basmati rice too high in syns or you can't find them at your local supermarket, there are plenty of other quick and easy basmati rice pouches available which are low in syns.
We've listed a few low syn alternatives below.
Tilda basmati rice is low in syns but can differ depending on the flavour that you choose, Tilda's plain basmati rice has 2 syns a pack and its boil in the bag version is syn free, both making a quick low syn meal when you need an easy lunch.
If you want to save on syns we suggest choosing packs of Tilda rice which have fewer flavourings, as the more your bag has the higher in syns it will be.