Jasmine rice is comprised of a variety of long grain rices native to Thailand. Jasmine rice has become a popular side dish and is commonly found in a variety of Asian recipes. It is a popular food in the West. So how many calories in Jasmine Rice are there?
Most packages of Jasmine rice are listed as 1.5 ounces. One 1.5 oz. serving of Jasmine rice has 165 calories in it. That equates to about 8% of the daily calories based upon a 2,000 calorie diet. Of those 165 calories in Jasmine Rice, about 150 come from carbohydrates. Thats not good for people wanting to keep their carbohydrates down because they are on a low carbohydrate diet. The exact amount of carbohydrates in Jasmine rice varies, but averages between 40-50 grams per serving.
If you are going to integrate Jasmine rice in to you diet, it is best to eat it along with a lean protein source. Eating it in combination with protein keeps your blood sugar down. Other than the high amount of carbs, Jasmine rice is relatively healthy. There is virtually no fat unless it is cooked in oils or butter. Jasmine rice can be a part of a healthy diet when used the right way. Infusing it into stir fry with chicken and vegetables is a great way to prepare a tasty and healthy meal.
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