Brown Rice contains: Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folacin, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron and over dozen other nutrients
U.S. study suggests: "Eating more brown-rice and other whole grains instead of white rice may help reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes"
A new study from researchers at Harvard reports: "Americans who eat two or more servings of brown-rice a week reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by about 10 percent compared to people who eat it less than once a month"
The process that produces brown-rice removes only the outermost layer, the hull, of the rice kernel and is the least damaging to its nutritional value.
Brown-rice is an excellent source of manganese, and minerals, selenium and magnesium
The milling and polishing process converts brown into white rice and destroys:
67% of the vitamin B3,
80% of the vitamin B1,
90% of the vitamin B6,
50% of the manganese, half of the phosphorus,
60% of the iron, and
all of the dietary fiber and essential fatty acids
Restaurant cooks preferred white long grain rice, when cooked properly tends to be much fluffier and less sticky
People who are accustomed to white rice, rebel against making the switch to brown suddenly because of taste bud difference
Brown rice will give chewy bites, and chewy taste is much better and gives a filling feeling. No doubts...its healthy
Brown-rice does take a little longer to cook than white rice, but the time isn't much longer if you pre-soak the rice
In fact, you can add one tea-spoon of red rice, beans (red bean, kidney bean etc), grains (barley, wheat, oats, millet) soak overnight before cooking
Brown rice is associated with "a more health-conscience lifestyle" and diet, such as being more physically active, and slimmer
Once you've acquired a taste for brown rice, it's likely you'll never go back to white
Rice may also be made into rice porridge (also called congee, okayu, jook, or rice gruel) by adding more water than usual
The cooked rice is saturated with water to the point that it becomes very soft, expanded, and fluffy.
Rice porridge is commonly taken as breakfast in the East
It is also a traditional food for the sick
HOW TO COOK?
Using a rice cooker is a simple and effective way to cook rice , you just have to follow rice cooker instructions
Many rice cookers keep the rice warm after it's cooked.
REMEMBER to add additional half cup (50%) of water for every one cup of rice
Please note when washing: Wash the rice just to remove any sand or dirt. Don't over wash
COOKING WITHOUT RICE COOKER (camping)
One cup of rice with 1½ of water
When it reaching boiling point, switch off the heat but don't, don't open the cover
Let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes
Now it's ready to serve
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