3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Food > Whole Foods Lifestyle

Whole Foods Lifestyle For discussion of whole foods and more natural diets.

rice??

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-02-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Eagle mountain, Utah
Posts: 5

S/C/G: 126/124/115

Height: 5'0"

Default rice??

HI! I am new to whole foods. I am really confused about rice.
what is ok to eat very often with the whole foods lifestyle? brown, white, wild?
we eat jasmine rice right now.

TIA!
Mom2lucy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010, 02:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
kaplods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,264

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

Some people consider polished rice (also called white rice, but white rice isn't always white - it just means the bran layer has been removed) a whole food, others do not (because it's processed in the sense of having the bran layer removed).

Just as white rices aren't always white, brown rices aren't always brown. Brown rice just means that the bran layer has not been removed (which does make it a more whole food).

Any variety of rice can be white or brown (polished or unpolished). The most whole version will always be the unpolished variety. If the rice is stark white, it is never a whole grain becaue the bran layer has been removed (if there's a variety of rice that has a white bran layer, I don't know about it. It could be possible, I suppose but I've never run across a rice with a white bran layer).

Jasmine is a variety of rice - and can come in either white or brown (polished or unpolished). Whole, unpolished jasmine rice, I believe is a light tan or beige - if it's true white, it's a polished rice.

Unpolished rices do tend to have a darker color than their polished varieties- and usually are tan to brown (but can be purple, red, black...)

When you've eaten both polished and unpolished rice (try them side by side if you ever have the opportunity) you will immediately realize the difference. Whole, unpolished rices have a chewiness and a depth of flavor that polished rices do not. If you're used to white/polished rice, brown/unpolished rice seems too chewy and the flavor can seem "off," but after you've made the switch, white rices seem bland. Sort of like the difference between white bread and whole wheat.



Wild rice is a different grass than "true" rice, but it is always a whole grain, I believe. I think that even instant wild rice still has its bran layer, though I'm not entirely certain on this point. Regular (long cooking) wild rice is always a whole grain.
__________________
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com
etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!

Last edited by kaplods : 06-02-2010 at 02:21 PM.
kaplods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010, 04:37 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Eagle mountain, Utah
Posts: 5

S/C/G: 126/124/115

Height: 5'0"

Default

wow! what great advice! I think that completely covered it for me. Thank you!
Mom2lucy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2010, 04:46 PM   #4
it's always something
 
Suzanne 3FC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 15,144

Default

My favorite rice is Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice. It's a black whole grain rice and I much prefer the flavor over other rices.
Suzanne 3FC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:03 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2