Recently, as per my doctor's recommendations for a weight loss plan, I switched from white jasmine rice to brown rice in my diet. I like being able to eat rice regularly but I don't like the taste of the brown rice. Do you have any ideas or suggestions for dressing up or flavoring brown rice? Preferably, I'd like something that doesn't add a whole lot of calories or fat to the rice.
I agree...Flaxseed oil, Bragg's Liquid Aminos (healthy soy sauce) & zero calorie spray butter is divine!!! I mix these bad boys with my brown rice, extra lean ground white turkey, and some diced tomatoes and it's golden I tell you!
Starting weight 10/9: 166
Current weight 10/13: 159.8
Goal weight: 135 by New Years
I used to buy those, but I switched to the whole grain brown stuff that takes like 30 mins to cook. Its basically like brown sticky rice. Its really good when you mix it with different cooking oils and animal fats, or fry it up with soy to make some fried rice. Those packets were just too expensive and have a lot of added ingredients my body doesn't really need.
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July 6th 2010: 225 lbs, 24% body fat
Nov 30th 2010: 181 lbs, 12% body fat
Dec 28th 2010: 177 lbs, 11% bf
Total weight loss 48 lbs.
Here's another idea that I'm currently in love with. Saute a little olive oil, green onion, grated fresh ginger, some chopped dried apricots and a pinch of salt at the bottom of your rice pan. When everything is softened add the correct amount of water or broth (I like half water and half broth) and follow the instructions for cooking your rice (some call for boiling the water first, some have you add the rice right along with the water, and so forth). All the flavors of the ginger and apricots cook right into the rice. I have done this with whole wheat cous cous as well with excellent results. The possibilities are endless -- garlic, onion, shallots, dried cranberries, etc. would all work well!
Also, if anyone's having trouble getting their brown rice to cook correctly, here's a link for an no-fuss alternate cooking method that I love when I have other parts of the meal to prepare at the same time. Unfortunately, it won't work with the saute I idea described above....