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KarlR, September 7,  2020  4:38pm EST

Product review: Minute brown rice

My wife cooks a lot of rice dishes.  Even after my heart attack, it has remained one area where she used processed grains (e.g. white rice) rather than whole grains (e.g. brown rice).

As an experiment, she purchased and cooked up some Minute brown rice last week.

I looked at the nutritional information for the Minute brown rice.  It is exactly the same as brown rice (nutritionwise).  The cooking time is only 12 minutes (stovetop; microwave is probably faster), which is much better than normal brown rice.  Brown rice tends to be ... well ... chewy.  The brown rice is much less chewy, but still more chewy than white rice.  It's in between the two in terms of chewiness.

As an alternative to white rice, Minute brown rice looks pretty good.

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  • Jbm2020
    Jbm2020, September 8,  2020  6:47pm EST

    KarlR, thank you for replying to my new post. Yes this whole thing is really new and I do feel very fortunate. I recently have been having trouble with nausea. So many meds maybe causing my stomach to be upset. My *** had me do an Ultra Sound, thinking I might have gallstones or something like that. The Ultra Sound had nothing abnormal about it. I requested onedestran and he called it in. I try not to use this unless I absolutely have to. I have taken other things like Pepto Bismol and Alka Seltzer. Maybe I just need to get out of the apartment and walk a little more. Feeling week at 30% percent heart function. It seems that it helps when I go out on the grounds, there is a walking path and it's so beautiful outside. It seem to get my spirits up after I have returned, even though I am winded. I need to walk with a cane, just in case I go to far and don't know it, trying to get back home. Really, I'm hardly going very far if I think how far I normally would have been going at full strength. JBL

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, September 9,  2020  9:43am EST

    Good morning, we have great healthy living resources to help you find new ways to cook and eat. Thanks Katie

  • JeffB
    JeffB, September 9,  2020  10:27pm EST

    This is awesome! Baby steps. You can also just throw some small amounts of fiber and or ground flaxseed into your normal dishes though. You don't have to go full-on hardcore. Small moves work best toward lifestyle change.

  • vancet
    vancet, September 11,  2020  10:03pm EST

    I'm Asian so cutting off white rice cold turkey was difficult.  On my scheduled cheat days I indulge.  My wife and I settled on brown rice and quinoa mixed with some edamame and zucchini (and some salt substutes to give it some taste).  The only time I miss white rice now is when I see sushi dishes on TV/ads.

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