Are you one of those people who think that rice is just bowl of starch and arsen…
Are you one of those people who think that rice is just bowl of starch and arsenic? If so, that’s totally false! You have a point thinking that if all you eat is white rice and if you don’t wash your rice properly before eating it.
💡Before cooking your rice, you wash it as many times as possible until the water runs clear. Then boil it on the stove with excess water for about 10 mins.. you’ll notice the water goes murky, drain that off and replace with just enough water to cook your rice. Doing this will help you get rid of most of the arsenic in rice. Basmati rice contains the lowest amount arsenic so if you can get your hands on that, that’s perfect.
In terms of nutrition, varieties of rice are not created equal. The darker the grain is, the more nutrient dense it is. White rice hardly contains any nutrients in it. Even the white varieties that are fortified lose most of the nutrients once you wash them 😔. Since the other varieties have their bran intact (that’s where most of the nutrients are stored), they offer good levels of micronutrients including B vitamins, zinc, potassium and magnesium.
If you need to keep any eye on your sugar levels, black rice is probably the best option for you, it has the lowest impact on your blood sugar levels with a GI of 42 as compared with 90 of white rice 😯
⭐️Did you know that black rice may rival blueberries in the antioxidant stakes? 💫
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Standing over a hot stove when it’s so hot is not very fun, so I’m usually trying to find the quickest way to make myself a warming meal without getting too hot while cooking.
This is sort of a rice salad bowl. The rice is hot but the butter bean salad is warm. I made a dressing out of red wine vinegar, nutritional yeast, Dijon mustard, and fresh mint. I loosened the mixture with water but you can use oil of course. #blackrice #ricesalad #butterbeans