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Cooking tip for Brown Rice

Posted Sep 13 2008 11:44pm
Brown rice contains some fat naturally found in the whole grain, it won't stay fresh as long as white rice. You can store uncooked brown rice in the cupboard for up to 6 months. Put it in the refrigerator to make it last longer.

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Substitute brown rice for white rice in casseroles, stir-fries, and side dishes to lower the GL of a meal while adding a chewy texture and nutty flavor.

Perfect Portion: 1/2 cup

Stick with one serving, or 1/2 cup, per meal, since rice is, after all, a high-carb food. your health. And, as a whole grain, brown rice is part of the formula for lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Remember, we want you to aim to eat three servings a day of whole grains, which protect against metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. A serving of brown rice is 1/2 cup.
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