I decided to kick this series off with rice! Before we learn how exactly to use it, I think it would be great to learn more about rice.
- Rice is the most consumed food in the world, however not the most grown (that honor goes to corn...).
- There are more than 7000 varieties of rice.
- Most rices are either short or long grained.
- Rice is considered a cereal grain.
- Rice is a good source of protein, phosphorous, and iron.
- Rice also contains calcium and Vitamin B.
- Most nutrients in rice are in the outer brown layers, hence brown rice is more nutritious than white rice.
- Rice contains about 345 calories in 100g.
- However, rice is easy to digest by the body, and as such it may not make you feel full for very long.
- Rice also has quite a few health benefits including helping fight the following health problems: indigestion, diarrhea, dysentery, nausea, skin disorders, and high blood pressure.
So, why should it be in your food storage?
- It provides fast and instant energy.
- Helps with bowel movements.
- Stabilizes blood sugar levels.
- It is cholesterol free.
- Rich in vitamins.
- It's just a great energy source!
Next week we will look at some of the many varieties of rice out there and what they are good for making.