There are a lot of other whole grains you can try. The different kinds have all sorts of nutrients. Some taste nutty and there are several different textures. I've recently tried Quinoa. It has a good amount of protein.
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Fitness Minutes: (1,497) Posts: 19 4/21/12 5:11 A
At the store I usually shop at, it is in the natural foods section and/or the bulk foods section. It is less expensive in my grocery store to get it from the bulk section (where it is kept in a large container, and you pour what you want into a bag, then weight it and slap a label on it to be scanned at the register), but it has actually been out of stock in the bulk section for several weeks, not sure why. In the natural food section, there is not a big variety - usually one green box (the kind we get), the brand is Ancient Harvest, then also a red box of "Red Qunioa" that must be healthier or something because it is more expensive, though we've never tried it. That brand also makes some pastas and things with quinoa (rather than wheat), which I have never tried. Let us know what you think after you give it a go! ;)
Ok I DID try brown rice this weekend, one of those boil in bag as suggested here. I DID NOT like it! But hey at least I tried it. Now I am going to try the quinoa. But where do I find that in the market? I am willing to try most things at least once, thinking that helped to to the size I am today....LOL No really, I just like food! Have a great day!
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When I was trying to add some healthier grains into my diet, I started with quinoa, because I also am not crazy about rice. Turns out, I LOVE quinoa! You can use it in a lot of the same kinds of recipes where you would use rice, or serve it up as a side. I find it to have a much milder flavor than rice, and it is very high in protein as well. I love using it in stir-fries, or I also find that it goes nicely as a side with pork, I just season it usually with a little dab of chicken bouillion.
I love highly seasoned food and I would suggest trying to flavor the rice. I personally feel confused about actually cooking brown rice but to TRY it I would suggest the minute rice brown rice cups or the boil in bag brown rice. A small bag of rice is not expensive either. OR maybe a seasoned rice mix kit, I like the "Near East" brand. I have recently tried their brown rice/quinoa red pepper basil and that was good.
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Thank you all, thinking that I am just going to stay with the white rice...when I do eat it! I have found some pasta alternatives, so looking forward to trying those as well. Again, thank you! Have a great day!
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Hi, I need to ask a silly question. Does brown rice taste like white rice? I don't like rice, have only eaten it twice in my life. But I don't like wheat either. So trying to eat healthy I am going to add some rice to my menu, but I would rather eat white rice if the brown rice tastes like wheat. I don't eat any wheat, I find the taste nasty. Thank you for your help. Have a great day!
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