Organic Long Grain Brown Rice
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Gluten-Free | Non-GMO | Kosher
First grown in China thousands of years ago, rice has travelled the globe to become a staple food in cultures the world over. This is no surprise as rice is affordable and rich in carbohydrates that give you energy. Depending on how it is processed, rice has different properties and can be used for different dishes. Long grain brown rice has been left mostly intact with only the outer husk removed. This means most of its nutritional value and pale brown color has been retained, adding visual interest, texture, and flavor to your favorite rice dishes.
Our long grain brown rice cooks up light and fluffy just like our long grain white rice. However, the flavor is slightly nuttier and robust. It can be used the same way as our white rice and be served with curries, stews, or as a porridge, but it’s texture, taste, and slight chewiness makes it fantastic in pilafs and cold salads.
Basic Cooking Instructions:
Rinse the rice before use. Bring 1 ¾ cups of water and 1 cup of rice to a boil. Add 1 tsp. salt. Cover saucepan with tight-fitting lid and cook on low heat for 40 minutes. Remove from heat, leaving lid on, and let stand covered for 10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Yields 3 cups.
Package should be carefully resealed after each use. Store in a cool dry place.
Long grain brown rice is gluten-free and low fat.
Beans, lentils and peas are often served with rice to make a complete vegetarian source of protein.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a vegetarian-based diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by contributing to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lower weight.
Long grain brown rice is a good source of fiber. A high fiber diet has been shown to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, improve digestion, help to lower blood sugar levels, and contribute to healthy weight.
Rice is a good source of selenium, an antioxidant that fights free-radical damage in the body.
Brown rice is a good source of magnesium. Magnesium promotes relaxation and supports healthy blood pressure, promoting good cardiovascular health.
In Asian countries, people eat 100kg of rice per year, on average.
Historically, rice has been used as currency. In fact, it is still used as currency today in some countries.
Rice and cars? Toyota means “bountiful rice field” in Japanese, whereas Honda means “main rice field”.
Rice is actually grown in water. 1kg of rice will take up to 1432 liters of water to grow.