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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

For years I have hated brown rice. My husband is diabetic and white rice sends his blood sugars skyrocketing. I love white rice, but I know that it's not as healthy as brown and I want us to eat healthy. But what can you do, when you hate the taste of brown rice? So many of our dinner entrees needed a rice to go with them (stir frys, stuffed bell peppers, stuffed cabbage rolls, etc.) Well, I got on the computer and googled things like, "I hate brown rice", "best recipe for cooking brown rice"," alternatives for brown rice." Anyway, after researching I found out that the problem was that I was buying and cooking long grain brown rice. I read that there is such a thing as short grain brown rice. So I headed over to my local Winco store and I found it in the bulk product area. Went home and cooked it. It was delicious!! Even my husband loved it! So short-grained brown rice is definitely a friend in our household! I recommend that you try it. ♥

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BAMAJAM 7/2/2013 1:37PM

  Thanks for this blog on brown rice. I thought that it was rubbery and not good....then I saw on a Spark site about cooking brown rice differently from the white kind.
For 1 cup of brown rice the suggestion was 2 and 1/2 cups of water... bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover for 50 min to an hour. This extra water, and extra cooking time might make it more tender...
The brown rice at restaurants seems tender to me...

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SOULDIEGIRL 7/2/2013 4:26AM

  Dear Concerned85...I hear ya! I couldn't stand the minute brown rice either :-P I hope you try the regular (non-minute-instant) brown rice. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. It isn't as chewy as the long grain. It has a more fluffy texture similar to white rice IMO. :-)

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CONCERNED85 7/2/2013 2:53AM

    Thanks for the info. I'll have to check if that is what the minute brown rice is. We were not fond of that. emoticon

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