Brown Rice Wins Again!
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Yesterday I posted a Secret of Success about how brown rice is an incredible part of my success. Apparently it's good to help balance blood sugar and it's one of the foods I can eat to chase off migraines. When I get a headache, I cook up a batch of brown rice faster than I can ever find a bottle of pain killer.
Today, I found an even greater appreciation for my brown rice. I cooked a batch, last night and made tuna rice salad with it for today's lunch. I filled two containers and put them in the fridge. I took one with me for my lunch and the other one made for an instant supper when I got home, which after walking to and from work today for the first time (ten miles total), was EXACTLY what I needed. Now, I'm cooking tomorrow's brown rice and getting ready to hit the shower!
Will I get tired of brown rice? I sure did get tired of migraines, that's one thing for sure! I'm looking to use brown rice in just about any rice or pasta dish and may even make some shepherd's pie or cottage pie with brown rice on top instead of mashed potatoes. It's also a great addition to mixed bean salad, soup and even chile, Greek or Mexican dishes and I'll be looking to even try making dessert dishes with it - perhaps some chocolate and cherries or something lemony. Maybe in place of oatmeal in cookie recipes, etc (not that I'm knocking oatmeal!) :) I might even mix pizza or lasagna ingredients into some brown rice, sans wheat products. Hmmm, can I put cooked brown rice into the blender?..... :) I'll need to get a blender to find out! ;)