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Scoop on Rice

By • Sep 18th, 2006 • Category: Potatoes, Grains, and Beans, Vegetarian Tips Print Print

The Scoop on Rice

Brown rice is healthier than white rice, right? But do you know that white rice is 10 times higher than brown rice in the B vitamin, folic acid? Since brown rice is higher in fiber, both have something great to offer so why not mix them?

Because brown rice takes a little longer to cook, about fourteen minutes more per cup, if you’re combining it with white rice, let it simmer for ten to fourteen minutes before adding the white. By combining these two grains, you get the added nutritional boost of white rice with the delicious chewy texture of brown. This combination looks great, tastes delicious, and adds variety to this most simple of side dishes.

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is Toni Fiore was raised by an Italian-American father and a German mother who instilled in her a sociable nature and the love of travel and of good food. She has lived in Italy and Germany and now resides in southern Maine. She is the author of: Totally Vegetarian: Easy, Fast, Comforting Cooking for Every Kind of Vegetarian
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5 comments
Judy
Judy

I saw your show for the first time (I was visiting my son in SF...he has a different cable co.) and saw you prepare stuffed cabbage with a lemon cream sauce. I didn't copy the recipe because I thought I'd get ie from your website. I can't find it anywhere. I would buy one of your cookbooks but the recipe doesn't seem to be there. I went out and bought savoy cabbage (as you suggested) and now there's no recipe. Please help! Judy...Phrustrated in Phoenix

Grace
Grace

I was wondering if Basmati rice falls into the category that you are referring to? I use a rice cooker to cook it for my family. I love your show.

Chef
Chef

That would be white rice that is enriched and excludes rice that is parboiled or converted. Some people just don't care for brown rice so it's good to know that white is fine and that the mix of brown and white is even better! I imagine if requested this might be an item that could be available in mainstream markets. Thanks Rae for writing!

Rae
Rae

Is the white rice higher in folic acid because it is enriched, or is it higher in that B vitamin naturally? By the way, my green grocer/deli sells brown rice mixed with wild rice, and it is so good. I wonder if that is available elsewhere?

admin
admin

Basmati rice, even brown basmati cooks a bit faster than regular long or short grain brown. That said, I love the nutty flavor of basmati and rarely mix it with any other rice, grain or pasta. Thanks for watching and writing!

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