Prior attempts at brown rice have been met with the comments, “it tastes like sunflower seeds, and not in a good way.” But, with rice being a daily staple for over half of our world’s population, it’s a must eat food. It’s easily digestible and thus appropriate for all ages. Long grain, short grain, basmanti, Jasmine, wild….The types of rice out there can be overwhelming. Some brown rice may be gritty or grainy (or seedy I guess if you ask my kids) and you may hesitate to purchase it again. However, we have found a brown rice I consider to be the tastiest. It is softer, chewier, and sweeter. I found it in the bulk section of our health food store and it was labeled, Sweet Brown Rice. My kids liked it so much better, and so did I.
Check out my prior post where I listed why brown rice is superior to white rice. Here are some things we use rice for:
- Mixed with chicken, cream of chicken soup, broccoli
- Filling in burritos
- Porcupine balls
- Rice pudding
- PLAIN (our favorite). We just add a little salt and pepper (sometimes a little butter).
I started out mixing half white rice with half brown while my kids got used to it, but with the two different cooking times, it wasn’t very realistic. With the sweet brown rice, I just serve that up. It’s smooth enough that they will eat it without a fuss.
Have you tried Sweet Brown Rice?