Rice is a staple of many endurance athlete diets. Rice cakes or rice balls are used by some ultrarunners out on the trail. Rice is a great recovery meal. And it’s a great source of carbohydrate, which many nutritionists say is an absolute must for runners looking to reach peak performance.
Dr. Allen Lim of Skratch Labs is a big proponent of rice, and has many rice-related recipes in his cookbook for athletes, The Feed Zone Cookbook. In this video, he gives his tips on how to make a perfect serving of rice no matter what you’ll use it for.