Nutritional Facts of Cooked Rice Idli, Calories in Cooked Rice Idli

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Cooked Rice Idli have?

One Cooked Rice Idli gives 42 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 33 calories, proteins account for 7 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 3 calories.  One Cooked Rice Idli provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Cooked Rice Idli recipe. These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal. It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is sure to yield appetizingly white, bouncy soft idlis. However, since it makes use of cooked rice, it is not advisable to keep the fermented batter for more than a day or two.

Is Cooked Rice Idli healthy?

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Urad Dal : 1 cup of cooked urad dal gives 69.30% of folic acid of your daily requirement of folate.  The folic acid in urad dal helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones. See here for 10 super benefits of urad dal

What's the problem?

1. Rice : Here are the pros for rice. Rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which is an important source of energy for our body. Rice is low in fibre and therefore a good option for people suffering from diarrhoea. What's not good in rice. Foods like rice are high in Glycemic index are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients,  diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels. See details of is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?

Can healthy individuals have idli?

Yes, but don't eat too many as they are high in carbs. Read on to understand. Idli is a perfect combination of urad dal and  rice, rice rava which make it a complete protein. A cereal pulse combo like in the case of Idli ( par boiled rice and urad dal) would serve as a complete protein comprising of all the 9 essential amino acids,

It additionally is without gluten, so if you need to go gluten free, Idli would be the best option for you. It is also a low calorie recipe, thus making it a good option for people on weight loss. Parboiled rice has more fiber than white rice making  you feel fuller and this is a better choice than junk food or fried food.When you eat idli for breakfast or lunch, make sure your remaining meals in the day contain fibre and low in carbs.  Note that idli is high in carbs so don't eat too many of them. 

Is idli safe for Diabetics?

Idli is a moderate Glycemic Index (GI) recipe and since it is fermented it is pre digested by micro organisms, thus prove not a very happy food for diabetics. But we have a idli recipe which does not use par boiled rice and safe for diabetics. Try the green moog dal and vegetable idli.

 

Green Moong Dal and Vegetable Idli

Green Moong Dal and Vegetable Idli

What is a healthy accompaniment to Idli?

To idli, we recommend a nice piping hot bowl of sambar.

 

How to burn 42 calories that come from Cooked Rice Idli?

Walking (6 kmph) = 13 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 4 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 6 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 7 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per idli% Daily Values
Energy42 cal2%
Protein1.7 g3%
Carbohydrates8.3 g3%
Fiber0.6 g2%
Fat0.3 g0%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A2.9 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.2 mg2%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)5.7 mcg3%
MINERALS
Calcium7.6 mg1%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium7.3 mg2%
Phosphorus25.1 mg4%
Sodium3 mg0%
Potassium39.8 mg1%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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