There are thousands of different types of rice.
Rice has been a main food source for thousands of
years all around the world. The most nutritious form of rice is brown
rice. Brown rice contains
fiber, complex carbohydrates, and essential B vitamins. It contains
compounds that helps the body reduce cholesterol which is a big factor
in heart disease. That is why it is better to eat a low fat diet.
should include brown rice in your health diet. The outer layer of
brown rice is called bran which contains oryzanol which helps the body
produce less cholesterol. Research has shown that people that eat rice
have lower levels. You need to combine brown rice in your healthy diet
which will help lower your risk of heart disease.
The problem with white rice that the outer layers are stripped during
processing. This leave behind a tender grain but less healthful grain.
Some manufactures will add nutrients but this could be more or less
then nature intended. brown rice is darker and more chewy then light
The fiber in brown rice is the insoluble kind that
soaks up large amounts of water in the intestines. This will help you
pass waist more easily and keep your colon clean. This type of rice
needs to be kept cool. It turns rancid quickly if it get warm so you
need to store it in a cool place. You can store it in an air tight
container in the fridge for up to a year. Both brown and white rice
leach nutrients into the water when cooking so save the water. Let it
cook until all the water is absorbed. You should put the rice directly
into the water when cooking as long as it is the domestic rice. When
you are cooking rice try not to stir it as this will damage the
This will make the rice soft and gummy.
You can try chicken and beef broths which are great cooking liquids.
You can also try some herbs or a squeeze of lemon. When it is done the
grains will separate easily without being dry or wet. Let it stand
fifteen or twenty minutes after cooking to reduce clumping.
Flavorful brown rice. 2 cups boiling
water, a pinch of salt, 1 cup of rice, reduce heat to lowest setting,
cover and cook 25 minutes. at the end of the time if still watery just
turn off the heat and wait about 5 minutes. It is the most wonderful
flavored rice i have tried (so far). I use it to accompany meat dishes
such as chicken thighs or grilled tilapia. Stands up well and
compliments the flavor of the . Asparagus or cauliflower with canola
butter and pink Himalayan sea salt.
NISHIKI Premium Brown Rice, 5-Pound