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Guest no ka oi

Is there really a big difference between white and brown rice? Need to go to Costco to buy rice and need convincing if brown is better. Thanks so much.

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Guest Minelli0205

Technically brown rice is better because it is healthier but brown rice and white rice have the same amount of points on WW. I would go with the white rice only cause it tastes better.

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Brown rice is much better for you! It's a whole grain with fiber intact that will keep you full longer. Go brown, choose brown! :D


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Guest sodacracker

love the brown rice. chewier and it is real rice with nutrition intaact - not processed empty carbs. jmho ;)

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always go with brown!! it's so good for your body! i always cook mine in vegetable broth instead of water and it makes the biggest difference. very tasty!! give it a whirl!!


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Guest hookbill

I'm not sure that all brown rice is whole grain (it may be) but I know that whole grain taste better then plain old white.

 

I get mine from Trader Joes in the freezer section they have Organic Whole Grain Rice that comes in two serving pouches. 3 minutes to microwave. Wonderful!

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I've always been a white rice girl too, especially b/c the points are so close, if not the same, and when I tried cooking brown rice, it was a sticky, nasty disaster. I order it at restaurants though (the Wrap esp. -- they'll substitute it in any of their dishes), and I almost can't tell the difference.

 

 

Anyway, if anyone's like me, and can't seem to cook it right at all, Uncle Ben's started packaging pre-cooked pouches of brown rice that you just microwave for 90 seconds -- you don't have to add water or anything, and I like that, too. It's definitely worth trying if you're not sure about brown, b/c I thought I hated brown before I had it cooked correctly. :)


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Guest no ka oi

Went with the brown rice and it cooks fine in my rice cooker. Don't care for the taste as well but ya know what - that's life. I like whole milk in my starbucks coffee but choose non fat. We all have to make choices and choose what we save our points for :D

 

Thanks for the help and the suggestions!

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Klondy --- if it's any consolation at all, I used to *hate* brown rice. But now that I made it with broth and spices, I really like it. I think our taste buds change as we keep trying new things. :bcbsalute


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I do 1/2 and 1/2. It gives the stickiness and the flavor of both. Best of both worlds.

 

 

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Guest no ka oi

Thanks Paris, I'll get veggie both next trip to the store. I'm also going to try the meatloaf you like.:)

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I didn't know they made "healthy" prepared brown rice. I will be trying that. I, too, had never found a recipie that made the brown rice taste good. Thanks buds.


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