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FeaturesOct/Nov 2009 Issue

Gluten Free Rice Types

Brown rice is the entire rice grain with only the hull removed. The nutritious bran and germ remain intact, giving brown rice a nutty flavor and firm texture. Brown rice requires a longer cooking time but it’s worth it as it’s full of protein, antioxidants, vitamin E, selenium, fiber and magnesium. Slower to digest, it doesn’t spike blood sugar levels. In 2008, brown rice was added to the FDA-approved list of whole grains that can make health claims, including reducing the risk of heart disease and some cancers. Thankfully, unpolished brown rice has made the jump from health food stores to supermarkets so it’s easy to find.

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