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Rice Protein 1kg

Very Hypoallergenic Plant Based Protein.

PROTEIN

25g

BCAAS

5.6g

SERVINGS

32
$38.00 (NZD)

Rice Protein Powder NZ

NZProtein's Rice Protein is a very hypoallergenic plant based protein powder that makes an excellent alternative for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone with a sensitive stomach - whether lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy.

It's extracted from brown rice using enzymes which separate the protein from the fats and carbohydrates.

This results in a protein powder that has an excellent amino acid profile and low carbohydrates and fat. In fact, it contains all of the essential amino acids and is a complete source of protein.

Rice protein, being plant based, is a slower digesting protein powder than the ever popular whey. Despite this, studies have found no detectable differences in results from whey vs rice protein supplementation after resistance training, indicating that rice is a very good source of protein.

Rice Protein Powder Benefits

  • Gluten free, dairy free, and hypoallergenic
  • GMO free
  • High protein / low carbs & fat
  • Contains all of the essential amino acids and is a 'complete' protein
  • Comparable with whey for muscle growth and repair
  • High in Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
  • Mixes easily
  • Can work in baking applications

brown rice used to manufacture

Rice Protein vs Pea Protein

 

rice protein small bag

pea isolate small bag

Protein Per 100g

~80g

(BCAAs: 18g)

We don't add any fillers (or "processing aids") to dilute the protein level.

~80g

(BCAAs: 15.1g)

We don't add any fillers (or "processing aids") to dilute the protein level.

Overview

A very hypoallergenic plant protein for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone with a sensitive stomach.

The most popular plant protein.

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Taste

Has a thicker texture when mixed and a natural grainy/chalky texture. For best results mix in a blender with fruit.

Some grainy-ness, but easier to drink than rice protein.

Mixing

Not instantised but mixes easily in water and other liquids.

The powder is very light and fluffy and can make a mess, so care should be taken. It can be mixed in a handshaker or with a spoon.

Not instantised but mixes easily in water and other liquids.

Mixes easily in water or your favourite liquid without lumps. It can be mixed in a handshaker or with a spoon.

Cost

$1.03-$1.16

$0.84-$1.09

Summary

Best suited to those with sensitive stomachs or vegans who do not want to use pea isolate.

Best vegan replacement for whey if avoiding milk.

Taste and Mixing

Rice protein mixes thicker than milk proteins and has a natural grainy/chalky texture. For best results mix in a blender with fruit. Also works in various baking applications.

Suggested Use

Consuming high quality protein at regular intervals throughout the day can encourage a positive nitrogen balance, aid recovery, and help to increase metabolism.

Depending on your nutritional requirements take 1-3 servings daily at breakfast, between meals, post workout, or before bed.

Recipes

Dark Chocolate Protein Brownie

The noble chocolate brownie recipe everyone needs on the books. This dark chocolate brownie is perfect to add your favourite toppings too.
View Recipe

Protein Berry Bread

A super simple and time effective recipe that makes a healthy, versatile bread loaf. Well served alone with butter, nut butter, or better yet coated in egg and fried as a delicious french toast!
View Recipe

Rice Protein Waffles

A breakfast classic, but made healthy. This recipe tastes delicious and sweet by itself, but can be dressed up with fruit and toppings to make an impressive brunch!
View Recipe

Please note that this product is processed in a facility that also handles milk, egg, soy, peanut, and gluten ingredients.


Rated 3.86/5 Based on 14 customer reviews.

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I love this product! It's a great plant based alternative to Whey with no nasties. I'm not a fan of it in smoothies as it's chalky and unflavoured but Ive found a way of preparing my porridge, adding a bit of nut butter and ginger and cinnamon with one scoop of rice protein that makes it delicious! If you're prepared for it not to be sweet and can find a way to add it in to your food it's a great addition to your diet, especially if you're macro counting 😀👍
Review by: Jen on Mon, Oct 4, 2021 9:35 AM
It does not taste nice! It has a bitter taste and aftertaste. I only use it to get more variety in my protein intake as most plant-based products are pea or soy. I have to mix it with a nice-tasting protein to be able to consume it.
Review by: Anonymous on Sun, Jul 11, 2021 10:16 AM
Great protein powder, easy mixing and not much of a flavour.
Review by: Owen on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 11:08 AM
I bought the unflavoured and for me this is very bitter. I know some people do not notice the bitter taste as much as others but its very strong for me - to the point where it is hard to consume anything with much of this in it. I am having trouble finding ways to mask the bitterness so I can use up what I bought. Any hints for getting rid of the bitterness would be appreciated. It seems a great product otherwise. I suggest trying a sample first before buying.

NZPROTEIN REPLY: we would like to note that this product is for those who cant have any of our other proteins due to allergies or other intolerances so if you are used to whey or any of our better tasting proteins we would definitely suggest getting a sample first.
Review by: Liz on Wed, Dec 16, 2020 10:30 AM
My first time using protein powder. So far seems good. I have the unflavoured protein, which is an ok taste on it's own, but I preferred mixing it with banana or berries and/or GF weetbix.
Would definitely buy again
Review by: Zoe on Mon, Nov 23, 2020 9:18 PM
Mixes well, but it has a strong taste
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Aug 24, 2020 8:37 PM
Smooth, but the rice flavor is strong when mixed 50/50 with other flavored products
Review by: Daniel on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 10:50 AM
I have been using this product for aprox 3 years and have made many gains. High in protein, low in carbs and fat. Doesn't taste great....but I prefer over pea. I drink it fast, it works for me in regards to my muscle gains/maintenance. I think of the benefits rather than the actual flavour. Also NZ Protein are so great to purchase from, great affordable products and super fast delivery! Have never let me down, a big thanks to the NZP team!
Review by: Jem on Thu, Apr 23, 2020 11:30 AM
A really excellent product. I have had whey for years as part of my diet when competitive bodybuilding and power lifting. I went off whey because of the heaviness, and wanted some lighter alternatives.
If you are used to having flavored powders that you just add to milk, you might be in for a bit of a surprise. But once you find what it works with, it is fantastic - it might take some experimenting, so be patient!

I find it to be a really light shake without the heavy feeling. I enjoy having it with a 40g scoop of rice protein, 100g of frozen berries, about 250ml of cold water, and 50g of banana - super refreshing and hydrating. Give it a good go before passing judgement :)
Review by: Sarah on Mon, Dec 16, 2019 10:21 AM
Very good.
Review by: Anonymous on Mon, Oct 7, 2019 5:30 PM
An unpleasant flavour that was not easily masked even when blended with other strongly flavoured ingredients. Plus, resulting in a thick unpalatable texture so needs to be heavily diluted. Would not buy again.
Review by: Lisa on Tue, Oct 1, 2019 12:32 PM
ZZZZZZZING!

Best protein thus far. Prefer this to pea protein as it does not have much sediment that collects at the bottom. Blends well in nutribullet w just water. Tried the flavoured salted caramel based on other reviews. Recommend - is not overly sweet like other brands.
Review by: Anonymous on Thu, May 10, 2018 9:55 PM
This is a great non-dairy alternative. It has a neutral flavour and none of the usual sweeteners and flavourings that my stomach can't handle. I've been buying it here for a while now and it's the perfect protein supplement for me. I recommend it to anyone who has allergies or sensitive digestive systems.
Review by: Jane on Mon, Sep 5, 2016 3:48 AM
Great alternative to using dairy products. Goes well in a smoothie with frozen berries and banana. Gentle on the stomach and great for someone who has a lot of "allergy issues" A+
Review by: Rochelle on Mon, May 25, 2015 10:05 AM

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Unflavoured

Serving size: 31.25g (2 heaped scoops)
Servings per pack: 32

Name Ave Quantity Per Serving Ave Quantity Per 100g
Energy 502kJ 1607kJ
Calories 120 384
Protein 25g 80g
Fat - total 1.7g 5.3g
       - Saturated 0.8g 2.5g
Carbohydrate - total 2g 6.3g
       - Sugars <0.2g <0.5g
Sodium 21mg 68mg
Calcium 131mg 419mg

Ingredients: Rice protein powder

Typical Amino Acid Profile

(mg per serving - unflavoured)

Branched chain aminio acids:
Isoleucine 1220
Leucine 2630
Valine 1800
Other essential aminio acids:
Lysine 1010
Methionine 950
Phenylalanine 1830
Threonine 1190
Tryptophan 280
Non essential aminio acids:
Histidine 820
Alanine 1770
Arganine 2400
Aspartic Acid 2830
Cysteine/Cystine 850
Glutamic Acid 5640
Glycine 1380
Proline 1430
Serine 2600
Tyrosine 1600

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