Microwaveable rice can make a convenient and quick meal for lunch and dinner, but since these types of micro rice are packaged they have oil inside which means they have syns, unlike plain rice.
Uncle ben's express rice has syns varying from 2-6 depending on the flavour of the microwavable rice packets you choose, this makes them fairly low in syns as part of a meal if you choose a lower syn flavour.
To help you stay on track with your syns we have discussed a syn free rice alternative below as well as the whole range of Uncle Ben's express rice syn flavours.
Depending on the bags of rice you choose, Uncle Ben's express rice pouches can be pretty high in syns with some variety of rice pouches costing you nearly half your daily syn allowance.
To make your rice syn free you need to choose either boil in the bag rice or normal dried rice and cook it normally, this way you can avoid excess oil in your rice. You should also avoid flavoured rice as this adds more calories and syns.
This is not to say you can't have microwaveable Uncle Bens rice as part of your plan, it just has to fit your 15 syn day allowance.
Below we have listed the syn values of the whole uncle ben express rice range to help you choose the lowest syn types for a quick meal.
Overall, you can enjoy Uncle Ben's express rice pouches for a quick meal as long as they fit in your syns, we would suggest choosing the rice packs with less flavouring if you want to cut back on syns or make your boil in the bag rice which is syn free.