There’s a Recipe for Miracle Rice For My Diet?
Are you on your Optavia 5&1 journey or even a keto journey and missing the taste of noodles and rice? If so, you are going to love this miracle rice recipe! Miracle rice recipes, you say? Yes please! Today we’re cooking up a delicious teriyaki chicken and broccoli dish with miracle rice.
When we first started our weight loss journey, the idea of a noodle-less lasagna or a lettuce-wrapped burger seemed ridiculous. But after losing 30+ pounds, we loved the way we felt more than that bun tasted. There are times, however, we miss the good old days of noodles and rice! That is, until we discovered this “miracle” rice recipe!
This Rice is a fantastic alternative to “regular” white rice, because it is made of konjac plant which has very few carbohydrates. This recipe is perfect for those who are trying to watch their weight or follow a low-carb diet. You can use Miracle rice on your Optimal weight journey because it’s plan approved!
Introduction to Konjac Rice
Have you ever heard of Konjac rice? If not, you’re in for a treat! Konjac is an alternative to rice. They make miracle rice out of konjac root. Konjac rice is high in fiber and low in calories, making it a great choice for those looking to lose weight or improve their overall health. Konjac rice is high in fiber and low in calories, making it a great choice for those looking to lose weight or improve their overall health.
What is Konjac
Konjac is a plant that is native to Asia. Konjac has many names like “elephant yam” or the “voodoo lily”. Konac is used to make a variety of products like jelly, noodles and flour. Some people think it has detoxifying and cooling properties. It is also a natural laxative or to treat constipation (TMI?).
How Konjac Rice is Made
Most people know Konjac as the ingredient in shirataki noodles. What many don’t know is that Konjac is an awesome rice alternative! The process begins with the root of the konjac plant. They grind the root into flour. They mix the flower water to form a dough, which is steamed and shaped into grains. The resulting Konjac rice has a chewy texture and a mild flavor, making it a perfect versatile addition to any meal. And best of all, it’s naturally low in calories and carbs, making it a great choice for those looking to watch their waistline. So next time you’re looking for a healthy and delicious rice alternative, give Konjac rice a try!
The Konjac Plant’s Weight Loss Benefits
You may have heard of shirataki noodles or even miracle rice but you may not know that they have some amazing weight loss benefits. For one thing, it is very low in calories and carbs, making it an excellent choice for those on a diet. Additionally, the plant is very high in fiber, which helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied after eating. Finally, the Konjac plant also contains glucomannan. Glucomannan is a soluble fiber that helps regulate blood sugar levels and promote healthy digestion. As you can see, there are many good reasons to include the Konjac plant in your weight loss plan.
Miracle Rice and Fat Burn
The big question everyone on a fat-burning diet wants to know is, “Will this miracle rice recipe throw me out of fat burn?”
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Check out the nutrition information on this package of miracle rice:
- Serving Size: 3 oz
- Calories: 5
- Fat: 0
- Sugar: 0
- Carbohydrate: 3
- Fiber: 2
As always, contact your coach or nutrition support guide for an exact serving size for your journey. However, we are confident this rice is plan approved regardless what your diet is!
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How Does Miracle Rice Taste?
It can have all the benefits for my weight loss and health but the important question is, “Will I like it?” Here’s our take on Konjac miracle rice.
Everyone has different taste buds. The rice itself doesn’t have a strong flavor. It takes on the flavor of what it’s cooked with and that worked great for us. Would we eat it by itself? Probably not. This is something to eat alongside your lean protein. But it could be added to casseroles and other dishes.
We talked a lot about texture around the dinner table on Miracle rice teriyaki bowl night. We agreed that it doesn’t have the texture as traditional rice. It’s not as firm as you might expect.
Texturally, it has a similar feel to couscous or even quinoa. For our kids, that was a win! We agree and really enjoyed the texture of this rice.
Miracle Rice Recipe
This miracle rice recipe is so simple! It only uses four main ingredients and one pan! That makes your clean up as easy as your cooking method!
We are using the zero sugar teriyaki marinade from our marinated chicken recipe here. Plus we’re using about 4 cups of frozen broccoli we picked up at CostCo and topping it off with siracha because we like spice!
And of course, the highlight of the recipe is the rice alternative! We buy the “ready-to-eat” package because it’s simple to prepare.
How to Make Konjac Rice
The only thing you need to do is rinse the rice in a strainer. The rice is small so make sure your strainer has small holes. We made the mistake of using a colander the first time we attempted this dish.
Run cold or warm water over the rice and rinse it well. Most shirataki noodles and rice are packaged in a water and citric acid mix. There is no citric acid in the rice itself so rinsing with water will remove it. Let it sit while you prep the rest of your dish.
Miracle rice is 93% water and the rest is the konjac fiber. So prepping it is very simple. It also means you can get really creative with your dishes!
Marinate the Chicken
We have fallen in love with this no-sugar marinade from Kinders. We cut about 2 pounds of skinless boneless chicken breasts into cubes. Add the chicken to a refrigerator safe bag. Cover with the marinade and store in the refrigerator for between two and twenty-four hours.
Brown the Chicken
In a large skillet, add about two teaspoons of olive oil. Heat the skillet to medium-high. Once the skillet is hot, add the chicken to the pan and brown. This should only take about 5 minutes.
Once the chicken is browned remove it from the pan and set it aside. We cover it to retain the moisture as we prepare the rest of our miracle rice recipe.
Heat The Veggies
In the same pan used to brown the chicken, add broccoli. You could add multiple vegetables. We chose to keep this simple. Cook the broccoli for about 3 minutes or until warm.
Add the strained miracle rice to the skillet and cook another two to three minutes until warm. Stir the rice and broccoli consistently as it heats.
Finish the chicken and Rice
Return the chicken to the pan and cook it with the konjac rice and broccoli until it’s done at 165 degrees. This should take about 5 to 7 minutes.
Toward the end of the cook add about two tablespoons of teriyaki sauce to the chicken, broccoli, and miracle rice dish. Mix well.
Miracle Rice Recipe – Spiced Up
Add the entire finished recipe to one large serving bowl. If you’d like, top it with sriracha sauce. This adds spice and color for serving.
This dish serves 4 people. Even our “Health food is gross” son loved this dish and didn’t even realize it was healthy.
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Miracle Rice Recipe – Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cubed
- 1/4 cup Kinder's Sugar Free Teriyaki Marinade
- 4 servings Miracle Noodle Miracle Rice
- 4 Cups Broccoli Florets
- 2 Tsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Sir
Prepare Chicken and Rice
- Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
- Add chicken to sealable bag, top with teriyaki marinade and marinate for between 2 hours and 24 hours1/4 cup Kinder's Sugar Free Teriyaki Marinade
- Rinse Miracle Rice in strainer with water. Set aside to let water drain4 servings Miracle Noodle Miracle Rice
- Heat a large skillet to medium high and add 2 tsp olive oil.2 Tsp Olive Oil
- Add the chicken and cook til brown stirring frequently2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
- When chicken is brown set aside in separate bowl. Add broccoli to the hot skillet and cook about three minutes stirring frequently4 Cups Broccoli Florets
- Add rinsed miracle rice to skillet and cook with broccoli an additional 2 minutes4 servings Miracle Noodle Miracle Rice
- Add chicken back to skillet and cook with rice and broccoli until chicken reaches 165 degrees.2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
- When the chicken is nearly finished cooking, add 2 tbsp of teriyaki sauce to the skillet and stir until everything is coated evenly.1/4 cup Kinder's Sugar Free Teriyaki Marinade
- Remove from heat and serve with Sriracha sauce (optional)