This rice/corn substitute has been promoted by the government for a few years now but only recently has it been growing in popularity among netizens.
Adlai or adlay (Job’s tears) is a gluten-free grain that is similar to rice; it looks and tastes like rice. But unlike rice, adlai is high in energy (356 kilogram calorie) compared to white rice (200 kcal), thus, keeping you full much longer. It is also higher in carbohydrate content (73.9 g) and protein (12.8 g) compared to white rice (44.5 g and 4.2 g, respectively).
Even better, adlai is low in glycemic index. That means when compared to white or brown rice, consuming adlai won’t spike your blood sugar levels—making it a good source of carbs for diabetics.