Healthy Food Database
The difference between brown and white rice is the milling process. In brown rice the bran layer, or the grain, is left on. It is higher in fibre and more nutritiously dense than white rice and has a chewier, nuttier flavour.
Brown rice is available as long grain and short grain. Long grain rice is long and slender while short grain is round and plump. Brown basmati rice is a good choice.
Buy from a health food store or supermarket with a high turnover of produce.
Rice is a favourite food of weevils so make sure you pack it in airtight containers and store in a cool place - if you have room, store it in the fridge.
Tips & Tricks:
Reduce the GI of rice by adding some vinegar - great for salads and sushi.
Brown rice takes longer to cook than white (approx 50 minutes) - to save time soak it overnight, which will half the cooking time.
Use long grain as a side dish, or as a bed for sauces.
and short grain (because it sticks together) for sushi and rice balls.
Nutrition per 100 Grams:
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
High Blood Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure
Intestinal Worms & Parasites
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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