Organic Quick Cook Long Grain Brown Rice
Our certified Organic Quick Cook Long Grain Brown Rice is similar to white rice but with its bran and germ layers intact and natural nutritional value. We parboiled all-natural, light brown grains of rice to decrease the overall cooking time needed for our Organic Quick Cook Long Grain Brown Rice.
Combine 1 cup rice with 1 3/4 cups water. Bring to boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until grains are tender and hulls have split open, about 20 to 25 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Organic brown rice.
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 is relatively low in starch (compared to other forms of rice) and tends to cook up as light, fluffy individual grains that do not stick together. Because it is eaten with its bran layer intact, brown rice is considered a whole grain food. Since the bran is actually eaten, brown rice is high in fiber and rich in phytonutrients and trace minerals. It 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 delivers 2.5 times the iron of its white counterpart, and a rich source of selenium.
Organic Brown rice is delicious in a wide variety of preparations, from salads to pilafs to stuffing and much more.
Nutty with a great chew, brown rice is a natural choice for hearty salads. This one pairs fresh, crisp-tender asparagus, creamy goat cheese and crunchy toasted almonds with brown rice in a bright, tangy lemon vinaigrette for a great contrast of flavors and textures.