There are mainly two types of rice. White rice and brown rice. Both have similar Gylcemic Index values. The Glycemic Index of brown rice is about 55 with the Glycemic index of white rice coming in at 58. Not much difference in the GI, but a gross difference in nutritional value.
It is by far a better choice for over all nutrition. Left essentially in tack, save the outside husks, brown rice packs a considerable amount of fiber and vitamins a minerals that are striped away when making white rice. Trapped inside the fiber resides the bran oil, which has been shown to help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and protect against heart disease. When compare to all other rice, brown rice shines as the premier rice for overall eat and well being.
Because brown rice is digested slowly, the blood sugar response is a lot slower. This keeps the glycemic index of brown sugar in the low range. Brown rice can be soaked for 20 hour in warm water prior to cooking to soften up the outer covering if a smoother texture is desired..
In addition to being a heart protector, it fills you up fast and adds flavor and texture to a dish. The innate characteristics of brown rice are that by filling you up quickly which automatically reduces your caloric intake helping you to lose weight while satisfying your appetite.
Here’s one of my favorite rice recipes
Mediterranean Shrimp and Brown Rice Salad
1 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed through a press
Salt to taste
3 cups cooked rice
3/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup of peeled, seeded ad diced cucumber
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 cup of diced roasted rd peppers
3 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill
1/2 pound of cooked peeled shrimp
3/4 cup crumpled feta cheese, 1 1/2 ounces
1) In a large bowl, combine the oil lemon, garlic and salt. Mix well.
2) Stir in the cook grain, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, peppers, and dill. Add the shrimp ad cheese and gently stir again. Is that simple of what?
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