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Old 01-07-2008, 05:19 PM   #11
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First, I think it's great that you are trying to eat healthy. I felt the same way about the rice until I tried it, now I can't eat the white anymore! I just made some long grain brown rice for dinner and it was delicious. I cooked it on the stovetop. Its about double the cooking time of white rice. You can have it anyway you would use the white rice. It's "toothy" and I like it. I had 3/4 cups cooked brown rice, 4.5oz of baked pollack filet, with 5oz of steamed brocolli. I seasoned the fish with some lemon juice, and dill and 8 grams of Smart balance light butter spread with flax oil.

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Old 01-07-2008, 05:54 PM   #12
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I'll throw my 2 cents worth in too, and say that I enjoy brown rice at least as much as white, especially it is by itself and not cooked in somthing like soup or a stuffing. It has more flavor, but it is slower to absorb other flavors.


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Old 01-07-2008, 08:28 PM   #13
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I'm eating healthy now and want to switch my white rice to brown rice but I have to admit I'm a bit timid. Several of my friends have told me they are not fond of the brown rice and since I don't know what to do with it that makes me leary so I've been avoiding rice all together.

Does anyone have any healthy ways to prepare brown rice?

So bottom line quit your crying and make some like we said you will either like it or not.I think you will like it. Dont listen to your friends. Any time someone tells me they dont like this or that I say well maybe you never tasted this or that cooked right. And lo and behold they love it from sweet potatoes to french onion soup.
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:48 PM   #14
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Also a fan of brown rice. It takes twice as long to cook. A rice cooker is nice for brown rice for that reason. THe basmati brown rice is also quite good, and it all mixes well with real wild rice.

Gravy goes on it just fine as do sauces from home or Chinese take out!

Try some.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:00 PM   #15
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I made some brown reice tonight using beef broth to go along with a pork tenderloin.

IMO, brown rice has a much more interesting taste than plain white rice.
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:16 AM   #16
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Cook it in stock, that gives it way more flavor. I also add chopped flat leaf parsley to mine. I also cook more with quinoa than rice, maybe give that a try too.
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:07 AM   #17
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I love brown rice - hardly ever eat white rice anymore. And I find it to be more filling so you eat less of it.
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:36 AM   #18
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Thanks everyone for your advice....I did go ahead and pick some up while I was at the store yesterday cause I knew I could count on you guys to give me two cents. I'm going to give it a try tonight.

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Old 01-08-2008, 02:45 PM   #19
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Buy a bag of brown rice, and start by mixing some in with your white rice when you cook it, 1/4 brown to 3/4 white, then 1/2 and 1/2, then 3/4 brown to 1/4 white, until you get used to eating rice that actually tastes like something. Just be sure to add extra liquid. Brown rice usually takes 1-1/2 times as much liquid as white rice, so adjust accordingly.
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:52 PM   #20
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You can do everything to brown rice that you do the white...it just takes a bit longer to cook because the hull (the really healthful part) is still attached.

Keep in mind that the hull can spoil faster, too. Brown rice won't keep as long as white rice.

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