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Old 01-07-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
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I want to switch to brown rice but I'm timid

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?



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Old 01-07-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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Try some using low sodium chicken broth instead of water. Add in some veggies. Brown rice tastes different than white but IMO is quite tasty.

Many Chinese restaurants have now jumped on the heath bandwagon and offer brown rice as an alternative to white. Maybe trying it that way would be an idea....

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Old 01-07-2008, 12:00 PM   #3
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Like Jenny says - it is different but it's still quite good. The broth will help give it a nice flavor too. Caramelize some onions and peppers and toss those with the rice (or any vegetable you like for that matter). I have roasted some red peppers and pureed them, thinned them out with a bit of broth, and tossed that with the rice. It turned out quite tasty.

You can also buy a combination container of wild rice and brown rice. That might be another option and since wild rice is actually a grass it is quite healthy.

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Old 01-07-2008, 12:04 PM   #4
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I use Both here and wild rice (but that isn`t really rice, it`s a grass seed) brown takes a little longer to cook has a very nice texture and a slight nutty flavor, it Does lend itself very nicely to being cooked in chicken stock as suggested.

it doesn`t stir-fry very well, but makes up for in other ways :)

get yourself a small bag 100g or so and try it ;)
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:08 PM   #5
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I like brown rice. It just kinda has a nutty flavor to it I think.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:09 PM   #6
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Dont be timid I love brown rice much more flavor in fact Im not fond of white rice .Cook it with some chicken broth,a little bit of ground cumin and some garlic powder.After its cooked let cool and add some sauteed vegetables and meat if you want I like to add a can of drained rinsed red beans.Top with a little soy sauce when you eat it.Very tasty.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:23 PM   #7
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Try it, you'll like it.

It needs extra cooking time and a bit more stock/water, say 1/3 more.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:11 PM   #8
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To me brown rice is OK, but have never been a rice lover. It is OK, and sometimes a dish cannot be made without it, but it is just to me so-so.

But try it. You will never know if you like it or not if you do not give the stuff a shot.

OK, if you don't cook the first batch the way you want it, heck, it is just rice.

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But that is how we learn; once we are able to accept our inevitable failures, we try things. And grow.

Just my take on things. Try the rice.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:26 PM   #9
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I like brown rice. It just kinda has a nutty flavor to it I think.
i prefer brown rice over white. nice flavor and it is chewy. do make with chicken stock.

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You might try brown basmati rice. I actually like it better than regular brown rice.

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