McDonald’s is adding a healthier alternative to its breakfast option for Singaporeans to kick-start their mornings the nutritious way. The latest breakfast item, Red Rice Porridge is created by local chef Anna Lim, better known as Souperchef Anna. Comprising 100% red rice, this low-fat and low- calorie wholegrain is known for its unique color and nutty flavor.
Health Promotion Board’s Healthier Choice Symbol
A modern creation loaded with hearty ingredients including sweet potato, shiitake mushrooms, bean curd, corn and goji berries, every mouthful of Red Rice Porridge is packed with natural flavors and goodness, with no added MSG. With 100% red rice and less than 150 Calories in each serving, the Red Rice Porridge carries HPB’s ‘Higher in Wholegrain and Lower in Calories’ Healthier Choice Symbol. The porridge is also suitable for both vegans and vegetarians alike.
“When I tasted red rice during a visit to Bhutan and learnt about the much-loved staple in the people’s diet, I was inspired to create a fusion recipe using this nutritious wholegrain and my love for porridge, a familiar hawker fare that many Singaporeans enjoy for breakfast. This was how the Red Rice Porridge was born – a simple yet perfect combination of nutrition, flavour and comfort,” said Souperchef Anna
“While all wholegrains are good for you, red rice does have at least 20% more zinc and iron compared to brown rice – both of which are essential for boosting the body’s immune system and are important components of many enzymes,” said Jaclyn Reutens, Dietitian, Aptima Nutrition & Sports Consultants. She added, “With less than 1.6g of fat per serving, the Red Rice Porridge makes a great low-fat option for a healthy breakfast. Having it together with a Corn Cup (3oz) adds 4.5g of dietary fibre to your diet, equivalent to a quarter of the daily required intake.”
The Red Rice Porridge will be available as a permanent offering during breakfast hours in all restaurants as well as via McDelivery® from now