Calrose Brown Rice
We source premium rounded brown rice with its bran coating intact for our Calrose Brown Rice. Boasting a mild, nutty flavor and a high-fiber content, Calrose Brown Rice is ideal for putting a unique spin on paella, creating unique grain and rice bowls and more.
Add 1 cup rice and 2-1/4 cups water to pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, turn heat to low, and simmer for 40 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
After rice is harvested, the grain is allowed to dry and the outer hull removed. The remaining germ and bran, which give the rice its tan color and a pleasantly chewy texture, constitutes brown rice. There are currently over 40,000 varieties of cultivated rice and each has a brown form. In contrast, white rice is rice which has been further processed and polished.
Brown rice’s nutritional benefits are numerous and well-documented. Brown rice boasts a low glycemic index and contains 7 percent of the fiber required for a 2,000-calorie diet. One cup of brown rice delivers 80 percent the average person’s requirement for manganese, a mineral critical to brain and nerve function. Brown rice also 2.5 times the iron of its white counterpart, and a rich source of selenium.
Brown rice is delicious in a wide variety of preparations, from salads to pilafs to stuffing and much more.
Short grain brown rice is the same plump tender grain used for rice puddings by chefs around the world with the added benefit of high fiber. Keep it healthy with honey and dried fruit in place of sugar. Finish with fresh fruits for an elegant presentation.