Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Soaking Brown Rice

Everyone knows that brown rice is healthier than white rice, but often kids prefer white food and white rice. My kids never ate brown rice until I started soaking the brown rice before cooking. You can soak ordinary brown rice for 30 minutes in hot water or up to 8 hours overnight to soften the bran layer which takes longer to cook. Brown Basmati rice can be soaked for 30 minutes to 2 hours. Just put it in a bowl on the kitchen. It is not rocket science-- just put some rice in a bowl and fill the bowl with twice as much water as rice and leave at room temperature. Drain the rice in a colander and rinse under running water.

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