Have Brown Rice After a Workout

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Eating carbohydrates is recommended after a workout to help your body recover and refuel your body with energy. There are a lot of carbohydrates available out there, but experts are recommending brown rice as your post-workout go-to carbohydrate. Not only does brown rice have complex carbohydrates, but also fiber, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs. Another good thing about brown rice is that it contains magnesium that helps muscles contract.

Here are some ways you can enjoy brown rice after a workout. Livestrong recommends having these meals 15 to 60 minutes after the workout.

Paired with Lean Proteins

After a workout, you’re most likely tempted to have a plate of your favorite chicken rice at the hawker center near your gym. Instead of having chicken rice, prepare steamed chicken or salmon at home and pair with brown rice. It might sound torturous at first, but your efforts will prove to be worthwhile when you see the results. It’s best to prepare this dish before you head out to the gym, so you can just reheat it once you get home, or during lunchtime in the office pantry.

In a Stir Fry Dish

Even if you’re on a diet, you can still enjoy your stir-fry after a workout. There are so many healthy stir-fry┬ávariants you can try. You can stir-fry brown rice with bok choy, or with cod, yellow squash and asparagus. You can also have chicken ding stir fry with brown rice. Reading about these recipes are enough to make your stomach grumble! Stir-fry dishes are best served hot so we recommend preparing them for a weekend workout.

In a Burrito

Another way to enjoy brown rice after exercising is stuffing yourself healthy with a burrito. First, cook brown rice according to package directions, then set aside. Then, stuff a whole wheat tortilla with the brown rice, grilled onions, tomatoes, zucchini, some lean beef and salsa. Heat the burrito in an oven toaster to keep the beef and vegetables tender. You can prepare this dish before or after your workout.

In a Vegetable Bowl

If you’re not into eating burritos, you can make a vegetable and brown rice bowl. You can use the vegetables in the burrito recipe above, or other delicious veggies such as broccoli and cherry tomatoes.

As Part of Soup

You can have light soup after an evening workout, and before you sleep. First, cook brown rice according to package directions, and then set aside. Then make soup by boiling low-sodium chicken broth with water. Add chicken breasts, onions, mushrooms, carrots, oregano and basil. Simmer for four minutes or until chicken is cooked. Add garlic, salt, pepper and brown rice and simmer for another three minutes.

For truly healthy and delicious brown rice dishes, we recommend using Kinmemai Japanese rice. Kinmemai brown rice is made through a proprietary manufacturing process which makes it superior to other brown rice variants. You can buy Kinmemai Japanese brown rice at Cold Storage, Jason’s and Japanese grocery stores all over Singapore.





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