Yummy Brown Rice! (No – It’s Not An Oxymoron.)
My parents moved in with us a few months ago, and since moving in my mom has discovered she’s mildly diabetic. Her doctor says it can be controlled with her diet for now – just stay away from all things white. Well, with 4 kids, we eat a lot of rice. It’s one thing that they all agree on. It’s a staple in our household and we buy it in bulk. Since I have to cook for EVERYONE, this meant we needed to switch over to brown rice.
OK, so I have to be honest. I HATE(d) brown rice. The mere thought of consuming it actually made me gag. It was a punishment, really. It’s not really rice consistency. It’s sort of like mushy oatmeal & grits, with a few surprise uncooked white rice pellets thrown in just for fun. Brown rice is for old people, or earthy-crunchy folks, or…ANYBODY other than me. Don’t get me wrong – I believe in being health conscious, but brown rice has to be for the extremists or for those who simply lack taste buds and/or enjoy odd textures.
Does anybody really like it, or is it all a show? Kind of like a test of strength or will – a competition. Who can eat this stuff and not make a funny face or grumpy groaning noises? 1st one to call “uncle” (or gag) loses.
All of the above was how I felt about brown rice UNTIL this week. Did you know that there IS a brown rice that cooks up very similarly to white rice, with a wonderful aroma, texture AND taste? It took a few attempts (God bless my patient and flexible husband!) with really gross outcomes before finding the most awesome brown rice. It is called Brown Jasmine Rice. No special name brand, just a special type.
Who knew? I actually think I love this stuff! ♥