How Many Syns In Uncle Bens Express Rice? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
26 November, 2021

Do Uncle Bens Express Rice Have A Lot Of Syns?

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. 

How Do I Cook Rice Syn Free?

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.

Uncle Ben Express Rice Syn Values 

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.

  • Uncle Ben’s Basmati Rice – 2 syns per pouch.Uncle Ben’s Long Grain And Wild Rice - 1.5 syns per pouch.
  • Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati Rice – 3.5 syns per pouch.
  • Uncle Ben’s Chicken And Mushroom Risotto - 4 syns per pouch.
  • Uncle Ben’s Chinese Style Rice - 3.5 syns per pouch.
  • Uncle Ben’s Lemon and Thyme Rice - 2.5 syns per pouch.
  • Uncle Ben’s Long Grain Rice - 1 syn per pouch.Uncle Ben’s Coconut Rice - 6.5 syns per pouch.
  • Uncle Ben’s Pilau Rice - 4 syns per pouch.
  • Uncle Ben’s Roasted Garlic Rice - 2.5 syns per pouch.
  • Uncle Ben’s Savoury Chicken Flavoured Rice - 3 syns per pouch.

Last Words 

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.

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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