Try These Tasty Brown Rice Dishes The Next Time You Eat Out (Or Order From Deliveroo)

by Estelle Low
FOOD  |  September 19, 2017
  • Brown rice VS white rice
    1 / 6 Brown rice VS white rice

    We are all familiar with this eat-healthy drill: Choose more whole grains, and less refined ones.

    That message got entrenched further recently when Prime Minister Lee dedicated a third of his National Day Rally speech to the war against diabetes. Among other things, he advocated Singaporeans to switch from white rice to brown rice, at least partially if not fully.

    Here’s the deal about brown rice: It is a whole grain, which means it contains more fibre to slow down digestion, keeping you full for longer. It’s also less sugar-concentrated than white rice, so your blood sugar level won’t spike as much.

    With more restaurants and eateries offering brown rice dishes, eating whole grains is easier than you think. Add these five yummy dishes to your eat list. They are also available from Deliveroo’s Healthier Choices menu.

    Photo:; Dish photos are provided by respective brands.

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  • Peranakan Veggie Curry With Brown Rice, $10.90
    2 / 6 Peranakan Veggie Curry With Brown Rice, $10.90

    YOLO, #01-01 Icon Village

    This vegan dish has sweet potatoes with tofu and kale on brown rice, coated with curry. Another option: Build your own bowl by picking your desired protein and sides.

    (Also read: 10 Easy Ways to Cut Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes)


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  • Wild Barramundi Brown Rice Bowl, $17
    3 / 6 Wild Barramundi Brown Rice Bowl, $17

    The Living Cafe, 779 Bukit Timah Road

    A generous slab of barramundi is served with brown rice, garnished with shredded lettuce, red onion, avocado slices and lime wedges. The brown rice bowl is also available in chicken and vegetarian options.

    (Also read: These Carbs Are Better Than Your Regular White Rice & Noodles)

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  • Braised Pork Shoulder with Furikake Corn, Crudites Slaw & Mixed Bean Pico de Gallo on Brown Rice, $16
    4 / 6 Braised Pork Shoulder with Furikake Corn, Crudites Slaw & Mixed Bean Pico de Gallo on Brown Rice, $16

    Grain Traders, #01-01/02/03 CapitaGreen and #01-03/04 100 AM Mall

    This dish is Japanese-, French- and Mexican-influenced all at once. The corn is flavoured with a Japanese seasoning of dried fish, seaweed and sesame seeds; the slaw consists of raw, sliced vegetables dipped in vinaigrette; the beans are done in Mexican salsa style.

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  • Organic Fried Brown Rice, $7.80
    5 / 6 Organic Fried Brown Rice, $7.80

    Real Food, outlets in The Central, Square 2, Orchard Central and Far East Square

    When fried, brown rice produces a nice bite and a nutty fragrance. That’s what you’ll get in this dish that’s studded with pineapple, capsicum, French beans, corn and carrots. You can request for organic quinoa instead of brown rice.

    (Also read: 10 Cafes in Singapore That Prove Clean Eating Can Be Delicious)

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  • Signature Bento Set: Trim & Fit, $7.90
    6 / 6 Signature Bento Set: Trim & Fit, $7.90

    Greendot, 10 outlets islandwide

    One of Greendot’s signature vegetarian sets, this Trim & Fit combo contains fresh mushrooms cooked in gong bao style, stir-fried broccoli, a seasonal veggie, salad and soup. Swop this option for Lion’s Mane mushroom rendang, another popular (but more calorific) choice.

    (Also read: Where to Eat Brown Rice in Singapore – Hawker Centres Included)

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