How to select brown rice

Brown rice is the most eaten product in the world. It is easy to cook and contains both fiber and vitamins.

  •  Always choose organic brown rice. The health   benefits of rice are astounding. Organics tend to   contain more nutrients and fewer pesticides (or   even poisons like arsenic), and help your brown   rice recipes just taste better!
  •  Brown rice can be found in most grocery stores -   it's a very easily available grain. Most natural foods   stores carry brown rice in bulk. So buy a little more   than you need and store the rest in the fridge or   freezer. This way it will stay fresh and you'll have   some on hand for any brown rice recipe   emergencies!
  •  Different varieties of brown rice are available for   different brown rice recipes, including short grain,   medium grain, and long grain. So which rice should   you use? Well, it depends on your vision for the   recipe you'd like to create!

  •  Short grain brown rice tends to be starchier (since   it is smaller), so cooking it will produce stickier rice.   Therefore, it is perfect for making soups or other   dishes in which the starch could act as a thickener.
  •  Medium and long grains, when cooked, are less   sticky owing to their lower starch content. They   are, thus, perfect for rice dishes like stir-fries   where you don't want your rice sticking together.
  •  Basmati Rice comes in both brown and white. And   just as with other types of rice, the white is nearly   devoid of any nutrients. So if you're looking for   nutritious basmati rice, then brown is the way to go!
  •  Brown basmati is a longer grain than even long -   grain brown rice, and is the preferred rice used in   Indian dishes. It has a low starch content, and   therefore cooks up beautifully, with grains which   remain nicely separated.
  •  Nutrition-wise, the different types of brown rice are   very similar.