New Trader Joe's Risoni Rice Alternative Has More Than 3 Times the Protein of Brown Rice squib
You know how I love new Trader Joe's products! While pushing my cart through the aisles, when considering the shelves next to the grains and beans, my eyes locked on this new gem - Trader Joe's Organic Chickpea and Red Lentil Risoni. It's a rice alternative made with organic chickpea flour and organic red lentil flour, and perfect for people avoiding grains. I loved the dual colors - it looked more fun than plain rice.
As for the nutrition information, a quarter-cup serving is 170 calories, 27 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and an amazing 10 grams of protein per serving! For comparison, a quarter-cup serving of organic short-grain brown rice has 150 calories, 35 grams of carbs, and 3 grams each of fiber and protein.
Although this Risoni is slightly higher in calories, it's lower in carbs and offers over three times the amount of protein! A serving of Risoni also offers 15 percent of your daily iron and 10 percent of your daily potassium.
Risoni reminded me of Right Rice, but this only contains two ingredients - organic chickpea flour and organic red lentil flour - while Right Rice is also made with rice flour, pea flour, and salt.