Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Ah, the noble grain of brown rice.
Whether long, or short grain or right in between at a lovely medium, this whole grain is the centerpiece to George Oshawa's Macrobiotic Diet.
As I delve into this beautiful way of eating, brown rice has emerged as a dietary superstar for me.
Once a carb - phobe, I no longer eschew the goodness of whole grains.
I have started to incorporate brown rice or another whole grain into my diet at least once a day. I am particularly enchanted with brown rice for breakfast.
Either fixed plain and served with miso soup or sweetened with a bit of stevia, raisins, goji berries, pumpkin seeds and walnuts, I am feeling lighter, more energized and clear headed starting the day with this fuel.
I never understood how folks could prefer white rice, stripped of all the flavor, goodness, fiber, vitamins and protein of it's original brown form. Brown rice has a hearty, filling, nutty flavor that goes well with any vegetable, fat, protein or even fruit!
Nutritionally, you can't beat this grain's profile. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber, brown rice has even recently been linked to heart health.
Check out this article for more on what is in brown rice that may prevent cardiovascular disease: http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100257520
Steam it, boil it, pressure cook it - JUST EAT IT!!
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