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Brown rice

What is brown rice? About the ingredient brown rice. Including 309 recipes with brown rice, photos, and where to find it.


Brown rice  (or "hulled rice") is unmilled or partly milled rice, a kind of whole, natural grain. It has a mild nutty flavor, is chewier and more nutritious than white rice, and becomes rancid much more quickly. Any rice, including long-grain, short-grain, or sticky rice, may be eaten as brown rice.

Brown rice and white rice have similar amounts of calories, carbohydrates, and protein. The main differences between the two forms of rice lie in processing and nutritional content. When only the outermost layer of a grain of rice (the husk) is removed, brown rice is produced.

To produce white rice, the next layers underneath the husk (the bran layer and the germ) are removed, leaving mostly the starchy endosperm.

brown rice

Several vitamins and dietary minerals are lost in this removal and the subsequent polishing process.

A part of these missing nutrients, such as vitamin B1, vitamin B3, and iron are sometimes added back into the white rice making it "enriched".

Brown rice can remain in storage for months under normal conditions, but hermetic storage and freezing can significantly extend its lifetime.

Freezing, even periodically, can also help control infestations of Indian meal moths.


Where found

Brown rice is usually found in the rice & beans section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

In Chinese:糙米
British (UK) term: Brown rice
en français:riz brun
en español:arroz integral

Recipes using brown rice

There are 285 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Asparagus Cashew Stir-Fry
Asparagus Shrimp Stir Fry
Bean and Rice Burritos (Whole Wheat)
Brown Rice Pudding Recipe for the Crockpot
Brunch Rice
Burger Mix (Vegetarian)
Cashews, Lentils and Brown Rice Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Chicken Ultraburgers
Curry Rice Salad
Easy Beef Stir Fry (Low Fat)
Favorite Brown Rice and Lentil Stew
Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

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