How Many Syns In Tilda Pure Basmati Rice? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
9 January, 2022

Can I Eat Tilda Basmati Rice On Slimming World?

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!

Why Does Tilda Basmati Rice Have Syns?

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.

Which Rice Is Syn Free On Slimming World?

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.

Tilda Basmati Rice Syn Values

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.

  • Tilda Coconut Basmati Rice - 6 syns a serving.
  • Tilda Mexican Bean & Chilli Steamed Basmati Rice - 4.5 syns per pouch.
  • Tilda Brown Basmati Rice - 2.5 syns a serving.
  • Tilda Sundried Steamed Basmati Rice - 3 syns per pouch.
  • Tilda Golden Veg Basmati Rice - 3.5 syns per serving.
  • Tilda Pulses and Rice Wholegrain Basmati Rice with Split Peas Chilli and Coriander - 3 syns per pouch.
  • Tilda Lemon and Herbs Basmati Rice - 2.5 syns per pouch.
  • Tilda Mushroom Steamed Basmati Rice - 3.5 syns per pouch.
  • Tilda Pilau Basmati Rice - 3 syns per serving.
  • Tilda Hot and Spicy flavour - 3.5 syns per bag.
  • Tilda Pure Basmati Steamed Rice - 2 syns per pouch.
  • Tilda Chilli and Lime Basmati Rice - 2.5 syns per bag.
  • Tilda Egg Fried Basmati Rice - 3 syns per bag.
  • Tilda Biriyani Veg Basmati Rice - 3.5 syns per serving.
  • Tilda Coconut Chilli and Lemongrass Rice - 7 syns per bag.
  • Tilda Wholegrain Brown Basmati Rice - 2.5 syns per pouch.
  • Tilda Peri Peri Flavour - 2.5 syns per bag.
  • Tilda Wholegrain Brown Basmati Rice with Roast Veg - 3.5 syns per serving.

Low Syn Alternatives To Tilda Basmati Rice

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.

  • Sainsbury's ready in two Thai rice - 3 syns per 250g.
  • Sainsbury's ready in two brown rice - 2 syns per serving.
  • Uncle bens tomato and basil rice - 4 syns.
  • Sainsbury's ready in two pilau rice - 3 syns per 250g.
  • Morrison's basmati rice - 1.5 syns per serving.
  • Morrisons Mexican rice - 1 syn per bag.
  • Uncle bens special mushroom rice - 2.5 syns per 250g.
  • Uncle bens golden vegetable rice - 2.5 syns per serving.
  • Sainsbury's ready in two minutes basmati rice - 3 syns per 250g.

Should I Eat Tilda Basmati Rice On Slimming World?

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.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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