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If you are gluten intolerant then you will need to eat brown rice however all bodybuilders, whether cutting up for a competition or bulking up for mass should only stick to brown rice. The slow breakdown of brown rice will keep your blood sugar levels even throughout the day.
Keeping your blood sugar levels during the day will ensure two important aspects of your training. The first is that you will not get starving hungry and want to resort to junk food. The second is that you will have made a steady and evenly spaced repair to your muscles while keeping your moods and temperament on an even keel.
Having rice every day can be a bit boring so you just need a bit of creativity to be able to enhance your tasty meals that you prepare before you leave home. These simple meals can and should be mixed with some protein source that could be anything from a piece of chicken to a slice of turkey or a tin or tuna.
A good example of a tasty brown rice mix is Creamy Zucchini Brown Rice
1 tablespoon virgin oil
1/2 cup sliced zucchini
1 cup sliced mushroom
2 sliced chives
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon of onion flakes
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/8 cup of a low sodium broth with chicken for more moisture if needed
1/4 cup of Greek yogurt
You then simply heat some canola or olive oil in a skillet on a medium heat and then add your veggies with some garlic and stir fry until tender. You then add the pre-cooked brown rice which you have ready and then sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in a bit of the Greek yogurt and serve.
This meal will serve 4 people with only 156 calories for each serving. Each serving with have a total of 4.5 grams of good quality fat and 25 grams of carbohydrates with 5 grams of protein.
The next and last brown rice meal suggested here is something called Texas Brown Rice which consists of:
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1 grilled chicken breast
1/4 cup of water
1 tablespoon of a taco type of seasoning
1/2 cup of kernel corn
1/2 diced lemon
1 cup of black beans
1/2 cup of salsa
1/4 cup of a shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of a sliced avocado
The rice should be cooked normally or according to the package directions. Then bring to boil some water in a skillet and add the vegetables with some taco type seasoning and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. While it is still simmering add the chicken, the black beans plus the corn and the rice.
When the shredded cheese and the slice of avocado are added it will make a total of 4 servings. Each serving will be 226 calories with only 3.5 grams of fat and 34 grams of carbohydrates. Each serving with provide 15 grams of good quality protein.
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