Nutritional Facts of Rice Porridge, Calories in Rice Porridge

by Tarla Dalal
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Healthy Recipes
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Cooking Method
Indian Pressure Cooker

Cooking Method
Pressure Cooker Rice

How many calories does one cup of Rice Porridge have?

One cup of Rice Porridge gives 78 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 62 calories, proteins account for 6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 10 calories.  One cup of Rice Porridge provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view. Rice Porridge Recipe. Upset tummy or sick with diarrhoea? We have got a perfect recipe which is super light on tummy and can be digested easily “rice porridge”. You can even cook quick Indian rice porridge when you are having a long and tiring day as this recipe uses minimum of ingredients and is super quick to make.

To make rice porridge, heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the rice, salt and 3 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 5 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Whisk the mixture well and cook on a slow flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till a thick consistency is obtained. Serve pressure cooker rice porridge immediately

Light on the stomach and comforting to the taste buds, this Rice Porridge, mildly-flavoured with cumin seeds, is ideal when you are feeling tired or unwell. It helps soothe your senses and top up your energy levels, slowly bringing you back to normal.

When the rice is cooked till soft, rice porridge is easy to digest and quickly gives a lot of energy, which is very important for those with diarrhoea. Although we usually avoid ghee when the stomach is upset, a wee bit – as used in this rice porridge recipe – is okay as it gives a soothing flavour and a little more energy too.

Cumin seeds too is a magic ingredient as far as this home remedy is concerned, because it gives a comforting flavour and also helps set the tummy right!

Is Rice Porridge healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

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?

What's the problem?

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Rice Porridge?


Can healthy individuals have Rice Porridge?

How to burn 78 calories that come from Rice Porridge?

Walking (6 kmph) = 23 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 8 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 10 mins          

Swimming (2 kmph) = 13 mins

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

Value per cup% Daily Values
Energy78 cal4%
Protein1.4 g3%
Carbohydrates15.6 g5%
Fiber0.8 g3%
Fat1.1 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A9 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.4 mg3%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)1.6 mcg1%
Calcium2 mg0%
Iron0.1 mg0%
Magnesium18 mg5%
Phosphorus32 mg5%
Sodium1.4 mg0%
Potassium15.4 mg0%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
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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