I love rice, but I’ve never liked brown rice, wild rice, or any other healthy rice. I’m a texture person and I’ve never liked the firmness or texture of it — plus I’ve always had difficulty cooking it to “perfection” — but, I still want to follow a healthy diet plan, so I was determined to figure it out!
Well my troubles are over … now there is a quick and easy way to cook all the healthier types of rice I knew I wanted to like, but didn’t … and achieve perfect rice in the process. I can now enjoy all the benefits of healthy rice, maintain my healthy diet plan without the suffering and stress of attempting to make it “perfect”… Life is good.
Here’s the secret … cook it just like you would pasta … you don’t need precise measurements, you don’t have to worry about it being too dry or too wet … you don’t have to worry about anything at all.
Now my favorite rice is Organic Harvest Medley Rice Blend
as seen to the left, (sometimes you can find it at Costco, but I haven’t been able to find it there for quite a while).
Harvest Medley is a blend of : Organic Cal/Mati Brown Rice, Organic Wild Rice, Organic Sweet Brown Rice, Organic Heirloom Red Rice and it’s not only nutritious, but it’s ohhhh soooo delicious!
Tip: Serve it for breakfast with a nut/ground flax seed, banana with milk (whatever your fave is: coconut, almond, 2%, fat free…). This is so much better than a bowl of cereal, and you stay full longer.
Some of you may be concerned that if you boil the rice like pasta, you will be boiling out (or losing) all the nutrients … NO WORRIES … the nutrients are stored in the inner hull of rice (it’s still very healthy for you). I love this rice soooooooo much that I always boil extra, just so I can have some handy in my fridge for quick healthy meals.
- Rinse rice
- Fill a pot with COLD WATER (tip: never use HOT tap water to cook or drink. Hot tap water is much more likely to leach the heavy metal from your plumbing pipes, causing lead to go into your body, possibly causing serious damage to your brain, nervous system, kidney, red blood cells.)
- Pour rice into water
- Cover pot
- Bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer
- Cook 30 minutes
- Drain (just like pasta)
Serve and enjoy. It’s that simple. Give it a try, I know you’ll be glad you did!