Cheese has nutritional properties that make it a good ally in diets, however not all people can consume it without suffering from some symptoms such as allergies or intolerances. To avoid these inconveniences we can find a vegetable substitute in rice cheese, and continue to enjoy all the flavor of the cheese.

A healthy substitute for regular cheese

For people who suffer from lactose intolerance , the cheese rice is an excellent substitute for cheese derived from cow’s milk. But beyond that, it is highly beneficial for those who follow a balanced diet , as it is much lower in calories than normal cheeses. This is because it does not contain high amounts of saturated fat like cheese from animal milk.

In addition, rice cheese is a great source of energy, due to the carbohydrates it contains in the form of starch, ideal to accompany breakfast. It is low in sodium and contains a high quality of protein.

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How to prepare rice cheese?


  • 1 cup of common white rice (200 g).
  • 2 and ½ cups of water (625 ml).
  • 6 tablespoons of brewer’s yeast (60 g).
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (10 ml).
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (10 ml).
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder (5 g).
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric (10 g).
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste.


  • Prepare the rice by placing the cup in a pot with two cups of hot water. Over low heat and with the pot covered, let it cook until the water evaporates completely. The rice should be softer than normal . Let it rest until it cools down a bit.
  • Beat in the blender incorporating the rest of the ingredients. Salt and pepper.
  • Process the mixture at maximum power, until it forms a sticky and homogeneous paste. The rice should be left with as few grains or lumps as possible .
  • You can add a little water, until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • When you’re ready, give it a try to see if it’s missing anything.
  • Pour it into a container and put it in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours to concentrate its flavor.

Can brown rice be used?

If you want to use brown rice, you may not get good results, this is because we need starch for the formation of cheese , and in the case of brown rice, it does not contain much, therefore and despite the fact that white rice does not It has as many properties as brown rice, in this case it is the right ingredient to make our rice cheese.

Benefits of rice cheese

This preparation provides great energy as it has starch, an ideal ingredient for people who need greater physical performance. It is also a source of protein and a large amount of nutrients such as iron, calcium, dietary fiber, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium among others.

Now you just need to put the recipe into practice and start enjoying a different and healthy cheese, perfect as a substitute for cheese made with cow’s milk and that has an incredible flavor.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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