If your goal this year is to be healthier and fitter, cutting down on carbs can help to reduce belly fat, promote weight-loss and reduce your risk of diabetes and heart-disease. While this can be challenging for us Asians as we are used to eating rice at least once a day, it doesn’t mean that you have to give up on this staple food. You will just have to grate or blend other ingredients to create a low-carb version of rice. Here are 5 healthy alternatives to white rice that are filling and won’t cause you to pile on the carbs.

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Text: Claire Ang / Shape / June 2016
Additional text: Hidayah Idris