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Old 02-18-2005, 06:35 PM   #1
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brown rice question

If i presoak my brown rice before I cook it, will it loose it's nutritional benefit?

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Old 02-18-2005, 08:43 PM   #2
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I've bever presoaked rice. Does the recipe call for presoaking?

I cook brown rice just like I do white, the only change is to have a 1 to 2 ratio for rice and water (instead of 1-rice to 1.5-water like you use for white ).

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Old 02-19-2005, 05:51 PM   #3
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Re: brown rice question

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If i presoak my brown rice before I cook it, will it loose it's nutritional benefit?
No.

I read an article from some research in Japan a couple of years ago that claims that the nutritional value of brown rice is actually enhanced by presoaking - well, they were looking at long presoaks (8-16 hours). But, I'm sure that even a shorter presoaking would be good, too.

I wash mine under cold running water to get any dust off, then soak it for a couple of hours - and use the soaking water to cook it in.
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Michael, kudos on your advise. It is on the money as usual. Thanks.

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Thanks for the info. The recipe doesn't call for presoaking, but I read an article in the local paper that said if you presoak, it can taste better in terms of consistency, my Mom also said that. Guess I should have just assumed it was correct if Moms said so! :-)
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