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Maharani Rice for Diabetics

verdungal Community Member December 08, 2007
  • I love to shop at Asian and Indian food stores  on Saturday mornings.  Always something new to try!  In  the vegetable section, red-pink carrots, Opo Gourds, (they are green shaped similarly to an Eggplant) Daikon Radish, and Bitter Melons and some new varieties of very slender peas.

     

    But, I found a real surprise on the shelves, "Maharani Rice for Diabetics". On checking the web, it claims to be the only diet variety of rice fit for consumption of diabetic patients across the world. Quite a statement! The process involves slow breaking down of lipids into sugar when consumed. The product GI when tested came out to be 52 which is rated moderate and healthy for intake

     

    The product is a result of three years of research conducted by two Master of Science-Nutrition students of PGS College, Coimbatore (affiliated to Bharthiar University). This rice is cultivated scientifically and processed differently to enable the breakdown of starch and lipids into sugar upon consumption. As it contains low Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL), it is deemed to be fit for normal and diabetic use.

    Sandeep Nain, Marketing Manager, Chaman Lal Sethia Exports Ltd claims the product to be scientifically tested. "It is the first of its kind in the world. As India does not have a lab to test this product it was tested at RSS Laboratory, London. We possess a clearance certificate from the Health Minisrty, Government of United Kingdom", he says.

    Has anyone tried this rice?

     

    verdungal

13 Comments
  • Vicki M
    Health Guide
    Dec. 10, 2007

    Verdungal,

     

    I have not tried it, but it's on my list to find this week!! I love rice and that has been one of the major bummers about being diabetic.


    I will let you know how it turns out!

    Vicki M

    • Anonymous
      Sophia
      Sep. 12, 2008

      Hi Vicky,

       

      Have you find the rice? Because I woould like to try it but I don't know where to find it.

       

      Thanks

      Sophia

    • Vicki M
      Health Guide
      Sep. 12, 2008

      I did not try the rice yet, but thank you for reminding me!  I had forgotten about it. I just ordered 24 bags from the website that sells it on the web. http://www.maharanirice.co.uk/index.php. I will let you know how it turns out.

       

      However, Myjoy2go turned me on to a fantastic pasta available here in the US. Here is the note from Myjoy2go.

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      RHMLucky777

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      I did not try the rice yet, but thank you for reminding me!  I had forgotten about it. I just ordered 24 bags from the website that sells it on the web. http://www.maharanirice.co.uk/index.php. I will let you know how it turns out.

       

      However, Myjoy2go turned me on to a fantastic pasta available here in the US. Here is the note from Myjoy2go.

       

      "Ok pasta lover, have you tired Dreamfield's Pasta? Comes in all types and is high fiber and is awesome, doesn't take long to cook.  Here is their link http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com"

       

      Now Dreamfields is available at stores like Shoppers Food Warehouse, but I just ordered it online and had it delivered. I have tried the Rotini and the spaghetti and they were both very good with no spike in my numbers. Give it a try. I will let you know about the rice!

      Vicki M

    • Sophia
      Sep. 12, 2008

      Vicky you're wonderful,

       

      Thank you for those exceptionnel infos. I will definitly try the pastas

    • Anonymous
      cynapple42
      Nov. 25, 2008

      I just had a small saucer of the diabetic rice along with a softly flipped egg.  The rice is delicios. It is actually basmati rice, so the grains are longer and slimmer than other rice and the taste was good.  The texture reminded me of Uncle Bens rice, which I don't particularly care for because I am used to Carolina.... but after getting into basmati...

      RHMLucky777

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      I just had a small saucer of the diabetic rice along with a softly flipped egg.  The rice is delicios. It is actually basmati rice, so the grains are longer and slimmer than other rice and the taste was good.  The texture reminded me of Uncle Bens rice, which I don't particularly care for because I am used to Carolina.... but after getting into basmati and jasmine rice from the Mediterranean stores, I am a lover of that texture. I didn't have directions because I bought it in bulk form, but i made it 1 cup to 2 cups of water.  I think the next time I will add 1/2 cup MORE of water.  Overall, it is very good and should be in every diabetics cabinet.  I am not diabetic, but I am a 100 pound lost success story and I am concerned of GI levels.  Go for it and enjoy!!!

    • Anonymous
      Ajinkya
      Mar. 15, 2009

      Hi All,

       

      I did tried this rice today, and normal I eat one plate rice for a meal(in which i feel heavy & lazy :-)) and today I ate 2 plates still i am not feeling heavy, there is definately something in rice....

       

      I am always going to have this now :)

       

      Regards,Ajinkya

  • Anonymous
    Natalie Tyre
    Jan. 02, 2014

    I cannot find this rice anywhere.  Is it discontinued?

  • Anonymous
    rita
    May. 13, 2011

    i tried it and it was delicious. I would like to know how much calorie is the maharanie rice.

    • verdungal
      May. 13, 2011

      Nutrition for Maharani Rice         Serving size 100 grams

      carbs 79.8 grams

      protein 8.6 grams 

      fat 0.6 grams

       

  • Insulin resistant
    Mar. 07, 2010

    I love this rice.  I am considered prediabetic and already have Insulin resistence.  I notice I don't feel heavy or tired after eating this rice and usually rice "blocks me up".  Fortunately, not the case w/ this rice.  I Loooooove that it is a very good quality Basmati, 'cause I love to cook indian style dishes.  I am grateful there...

    RHMLucky777

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    I love this rice.  I am considered prediabetic and already have Insulin resistence.  I notice I don't feel heavy or tired after eating this rice and usually rice "blocks me up".  Fortunately, not the case w/ this rice.  I Loooooove that it is a very good quality Basmati, 'cause I love to cook indian style dishes.  I am grateful there is this rice available, otherwise I would have had to cut rice out of my diet entirely:)

  • Anonymous
    Informed Consumer
    Oct. 15, 2009

    Regular parboiled rice such as Uncle Ben's is only 47 on the GI scale.  The rice that the OP mentioned is the same type.  The manufacturer is using the GI as a marketing trick; you are not getting any extra benefit from it.

  • Anonymous
    Bangali
    Jun. 16, 2009

    I just checked from the following website that Bangladeshi parboiled rice BR16 has GI index 27 only. It is the lowest. This diabetic rice has GI index 52!!!!! BR16 has almost half the GI index. So which one is better for diabetic people? No brainer!!!!!!!

     

    http://www.healthynerd.com/2007/06/16/three-rice-options-for-diabetics/

    • Anonymous
      thomaskwan52
      Mar. 28, 2010

      Hi Where can i buy Banglaeshi parboiled rice BR16 ? Thanks.