Wholesome food approach
BASED on a 2000 kcal per day diet with fairly distributed calorie per eating time, it is recommended to eat one and a half cups of rice with other dishes for lunch and dinner (source: Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia).
Some people might say the portion of rice is small. However, it is actually possible to eat one and a half cups of rice per meal and feel satisfied for a substantially long period.
Rich in antioxidants
Primera Rice is an antioxidant-rich, low glycaemic index (GI) red rice that provides satisfaction after eating a healthy portion.
Primera Rice (also known as rice variety UKM-RC-9 or G33) is innovated from a collaboration between the National University of Malaysia (UKM) and the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi).
The rice is manufactured by Nomatech Sdn Bhd and distributed by Serba Wangi Sdn Bhd. UKM researcher and Nomatech Sdn Bhd managing director Prof Dr Wickneswari Ratnam is the inventor of Primera Rice.
At a GI value of 46, Primera Rice is classified as low GI food. For any food to be low GI, its GI value must be lower than 55.
LowGIfoodisslowandstableto digest and releases energy. This is why you will feel satiated and not get hungry again too fast after eating Primera Rice.
Unlike high GI food which quickly increases blood sugar, low GI food takes time to raise the sugar level in the blood and clear off.
Primera Rice is suitable for everyone, including people diagnosed with both pre-diabetes and diabetes.
Antioxidants are compounds that fight against free radicals in the body. Primera Rice naturally supplies anthocyanin, a type of antioxidant that lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Anthocyanin can also decrease the formation of blocks in the heart vessels.
A cup of Primera Rice that is plainly boiled in one and a half to two cups of water produces nutty-flavoured red rice that goes well with side dishes such as rendang, soup, curry and stir-fried vegetables. It can also be cooked as pilaf, fried rice and salad. Recipes and educational articles on Primera Rice are available at nomatech.com. my.
The portable, 1kg vacuum-packed rice makes a practical gift for health-conscious family members and friends.
Serba Wangi Sdn Bhd is the sole distributor of Primera Rice in Malaysia and Singapore.
For regular updates, follow the Primera Rice Facebook page and Instagram @primerarice.
For verbal enquiries, call the toll-free line 1800-88-RICE (1800 887 423).
The vacuum-packed 1kg rice makes a practical gift for health-conscious family members and friends.
Chickpea salad is just one of the many ways to enjoy Primera Rice.
Prof Dr Wickneswari, the inventor of Primera Rice.