Love rice? Here's a healthier, low-carb alternative

Published June 2, 2021, 12:26 PM

by John Legaspi

Plus, you are helping local farmers, too!

Marvin Agustin

Rice has been the backbone for the rich Filipino cuisine. This humble produce when cooked provides a great canvas for many local viands, helping their flavors sing more vividly on people’s palate.

Unfortunately, rice is also seen by many as their dining antagonist when it comes to losing weight and often sits at the top of the list on what to avoid. According to dieticians, eating rice more than three times a day can increase the risk of diabetes and other diseases.

But that should not be the case. For rice-loving, health-conscious individuals, what they need is not abstinence from rice but a healthier alternative that would make their fitness journey and dining experience both satisfying. Luckily, there’s a healthier, low-carb and gluten alternative—Oh Crop’s Adlai rice!

As someone who is passionate about food and creating dishes, the brand’s co-owner, actor and restaurateur Marvin Agustin, attests to benefits packed in Adlai rice.

Adlai rice

The special grain is considered a super food for its anti-cancer, anti-diabetes, and anti-allergic effects. Adlai rice is also rich in fiber that improves digestion and could potentially help with weight loss. And just like regular rice, it is culinary flexible. Adlai rice can be made into a variety of dishes from savory to sweet, such as seafood paella, kimchi rice, sushi bake, mango sticky rice, and champorado, without feeling guilty about the carbs and sugar.

The best part about the powerhouse rice is that it is indigenous to the country, and the best is sourced from farmers in Bukidnon and Cotabato. By buying Adlai rice, you are not only buying good quality and a healthier alternative but you are also supporting local farmers.

Adlai sells at P399 per 1kg pack good for about 20 cups of rice, or 5kgs for P1,899. Just fill out the order form before the 3 p.m. cut-off time and on the same day, a bag of healthy Adlai rice will be delivered to you. You may also find the products in Shopee, Lazada, and BeautyMNL. To know more about Oh Crop brand, visit its newly launched website or check out its Instagram and Facebook pages.