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YOJULEZ
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9/17/12 5:53 P

I don't know if they're still available, but trader joe's used to sell individual bowls of brown rice that were microwaveable.



FLRUGBYCHICK
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9/17/12 5:05 P

Ok, cool. I'll have to try the instant brown rice.



KAPELAKIN
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9/17/12 3:00 P

All rice is grass - i.e. in the graminoid family. emoticon



KYLAR_STERN
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9/17/12 12:40 P

Ok, thanks for the info.

And instant brown rice was right next to the instant white rice. Minute rice makes it and its the same type of box as their normal stuff. I've been getting the generic walmart and kroger brands so it's readily available.

Wish I had 20 minutes to cook that kind of stuff. Even that amount of free time would be nice. My typical meal is microwave veggies and rice and have chicken on the george foreman grill. Even then, I have to be doing other stuff in the 10 minutes it takes to get all my stuff done for the day. I'll generally make double every time then I just have to throw one thing in the microwave the next night.



CHOCOLATIER_T
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9/17/12 11:44 A

Black, purple, and red rice are all great options, but sadly, Kylar, they don't have instant varieties yet! I"m amazed you found brown in instant.

Rice cookers are actually pretty cheep (10-30 bucks) if you don't by the japanese Robot in a kitchen variety. We bought a very small rice cooker, and I can pour my rice into the cooker and leave it on it's own for 20 minutes while I'm doing yoga or something.

The more expensive ones, you can leave on for hours, cause they have fancy timers. But i can't see paying 50 or more for a rice cooker.



Wild rice, by the way, isn't rice, it's grass. It's equally as good for you, but it brings different nutritional components into your day! just and fyi, there.



KYLAR_STERN
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9/17/12 11:27 A

Curious and stepping in here, but i really like the sound of the Black rice. Does it come in the 5 minute microwave variety like brown rice does? I don't have time to cook at all and that'd be a nice way to add something to my quick dinners.



KAPELAKIN
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9/17/12 10:11 A

Brown rice has more fiber. White rice is brown rice that has been "polished" so the outer covering, where the nutrients and fiber are, is removed. Therefore, it is a more processed food than brown rice. Wild rice has a more fibrous, tougher outer coating than brown rice, so it has a nuttier flavor. It's usually best mixed in with other rice, rather than on its own. There is another one called Forbidden Black Rice, that is also supposed to be chock full of nutrients and antioxidants. It's literally black, but it seems to cook at least as fast, if not faster than brown rice. It has a different flavor, but I like it, though it takes a bit of getting used to.



DRAGONCHILDE
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9/17/12 9:40 A

Brown rice is much better for you. It contains more nutrients, and is less likely to spike your blood sugar levels. It's a complex carb, whereas white rice is a simple carb.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=590


With that said... I can't stand brown rice. ;) Takes too long to cook, not my favorite flavor. Your mileage may vary.



FLRUGBYCHICK
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9/17/12 9:30 A

Why is brown and wild rice better for you that white rice? Between brown and wild which is better for you, and which tastes better?



 
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