Generally Not Recommended: Due to its high carbohydrate content, traditional white or brown rice is generally not advised when following a ketogenic (keto) diet.

Rice is a starchy food with a high carbohydrate content, primarily in the form of starch and sugars, which can quickly elevate blood sugar levels and cause you to enter ketosis.

Carbohydrate Content: One cup of cooked white rice has about 45 grams of carbs, and one cup of cooked brown rice has about 50 grams. On a keto diet, this can quickly exceed your daily carbohydrate allowance.

Keto-Friendly Substitutes: Shirataki (konjac) rice, cauliflower rice, and broccoli rice are a few keto-friendly substitutes for rice that are significantly lower in carbohydrates.

A common replacement is cauliflower rice, which is created by shredding or processing cauliflower into rice-sized bits. It can be used in many other meals and has a similar texture.

Rice-like broccoli grains can also be produced from broccoli and used as a low-carb substitute for rice.

Shirataki Rice: Shirataki rice is a great option for keto dieters because it is made from glucomannan, a form of soluble fiber, and has almost no calories or carbs.

Portion Control: Use tight portion control to properly restrict your carb intake if you decide to include tiny amounts of rice in your keto diet.

Depending on your own objectives and carb tolerance, you may decide to incorporate rice in your keto diet. While some people may find it preferable to completely forgo rice in order to stay in ketosis, others may be able to incorporate small quantities from time to time.