Trader Joe's New Rice Alternative Has 10 Grams of Protein Per Serving

Organic Chickpea & Red Lentil Risoni is sure to be an instant hit with TJ's fans.

Trader Joe's Risoni
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Trader Joe's has already dropped some amazing healthy products this year, and we can't get enough. From an almond flour chocolate chip cookie mix to the already-controversial kale gnocchi, we've found new favorites almost every week in 2020. And we think we may have found this week's latest hit—Organic Chickpea & Red Lentil Risoni.

This new legume-based rice alternative is packed with protein, fiber, iron and potassium that will bring a nutritious boost to any meal. While rice is already gluten-free on its own, this "risoni" is another great option for those who can't eat gluten or are following a specific diet plan.

TJ's Organic Chickpea & Red Lentil Risoni resembles a dark-colored orzo pasta and would also make a great gluten-free substitute in soups, salads and more. This product is made with just two ingredients—organic chickpea flour and organic red lentil flour—so it's a safe bet for nearly all dietary plans and restrictions.

We're also pretty impressed with how nutritious TJ's risoni is. Each 1/4-cup serving has 170 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbs (much less than other pastas and grains), 3 grams of fiber, 10 grams of protein and just 1 gram of sugar.

Trader Joe's is selling 10.58-ounce boxes of this rice alternative for $2.99. We can't wait to try it in our favorite cold-weather recipes.

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