Here at The Dinner Daily we are always working to make your dinner menus delicious, nutritious and easy to prepare. We work closely with our registered dietitians (RDs) and test everything to achieve this goal, and constantly look for ways to improve on everything we do to make your dinners easier. For that reason, we are excited to be adding quick cooking brown rice (sometimes called “Instant”) to our list of whole grain sides available to choose from.
Why We Should All Be Using (and Eating) Quick Cooking Brown Rice
There are known health benefits of eating brown rice instead of white rice, including higher nutrients, fiber and minerals and reduced disease implications. So why aren’t we all eating brown rice all of the time? Most brown rice takes longer to cook than white rice, and some people prefer the taste and texture of white rice.
However, quick cooking brown rice can actually be prepared faster than standard white rice. Quick cooking brown rice is simply brown rice that has been cooked and then dehydrated, which greatly shortens the cooking time while keeping all the nutrition and fiber that you find in regular brown rice. Most varieties cook in 10 minutes, which is saving you over half an hour in cooking time compared to regular brown rice (and 20 minutes over white rice.) Less time and stress in the kitchen, while still providing the nutrition of a 100% whole grain.
As you can imagine, our RDs have given their enthusiastic endorsement of the decision to include quick cooking brown rice and we hope you will too!
You may have already started seeing this show up on your weekly menus or in your swap options. And as always, if you don’t want to have brown rice, simply switch it for another side. Give it a try when you see it on your menu and enjoy an even healthier meal as a result!
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