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Old 10-15-2008, 12:20 PM   #11
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If one wants true 'instant' rice that rehydrates in hot water -- and not boiled for 5 minutes as the commercial stuff requires -- do what the campers and hikers do.....dehydrate cooked rice and you lose nothing in way of nutrients.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:24 PM   #12
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The only advantage I am seeing so far is it has more nutrients. And I don't really eat rice as a nutrient, I eat it along with other stuff. I don't pay attention to what I eat anyway, if it tastes good, I eat it. Regardless of nutrient content or lack of..

Then there's absolutely no reason not to use Minute Rice then.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:27 PM   #13
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Try some rice with some flavor, like basmati or jasmine, and you will never eat minute rice again. I would rather eat the red box than that rice.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:39 PM   #14
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I used to use Minute rice. like you pacanis, I found it did not have bad flavor. It just did not taste like anything. It was fine for when I was using it as something to put chili on or other things that had tons of flavor. Eating it on its own us unsatisfying though.

Once I started using basmati and jasmine and other rices i could really taste the flavor of the rice. Now that I know the good stuff that is what I will stick with. If you are enjoying the minute rice and see no reason to switch then go for it. It is quick and easy to make and fills your belly. Nothing wrong with that at all.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:43 PM   #15
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I used to use Minute rice. like you pacanis, I found it did not have bad flavor. It just did not taste like anything. It was fine for when I was using it as something to put chili on or other things that had tons of flavor. Eating it on its own us unsatisfying though.

Once I started using basmati and jasmine and other rices i could really taste the flavor of the rice. Now that I know the good stuff that is what I will stick with. If you are enjoying the minute rice and see no reason to switch then go for it. It is quick and easy to make and fills your belly. Nothing wrong with that at all.
Ahhhh, so if I am merely switching from minute rice to plain white rice, then there really isn't an advantage, but if I switched to a flavored rice (which I didn't even know they had), then that is where I will notice a big difference. Am I reading that right?
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:48 PM   #16
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I recommend you do a side by side taste test and decide for yourself.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:52 PM   #17
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Yeah, I'll have to boil some up, Andy.
The proof is in the pudding.....
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:54 PM   #18
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For economic reasons, I used regular rice because it was cheaper than trying to feed my family on Minute Rice. Plus, I like the flavor of white rice or brown rice without anything on it, and Minute Rice has no flavor at all.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:01 PM   #19
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Yeah, I'll have to boil some up, Andy.
The proof is in the pudding.....

I don't think you have to make pudding...
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:14 PM   #20
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If you are making a dish that has mushroom soup or another heavy sauce in it, I wouldn't bother with basmati or jasmine rice.

I'd use those with lighter sauces or on their own.
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