Having an Asian background, consuming rice is a commonplace for every single Asian family. However, people usually find other substitutes such as oatmeal to replace rice during their diets. It is interesting that having a mixture of grain rice can actually increase the digestion and improve the intestinal peristalsis rate. Here are some nutritional facts of healthy rice.
– Basmati Rice is a non-glutinous rice that has been cultivated at the foot of the Himalayan mountain ranges for centuries. The rivers Yamuna and Ganga feed the fields. The rice is long-grain and scented and when literally translated from Hindi it means ‘queen of scents’ or ‘pearl of scents’. It is the world’s best rice one can use for cooking although, for variety one uses jasmine and parboiled rice. For centuries it has been exported to the Arab countries and many of their traditional rice dishes are cooked with long grained Basmati rice. It is an aromatic long grain slender rice from India and Pakistan, is fragrant and has a nutty flavour.
Black Rice – Indonesia and Phillipines
– This is a sticky rice that is grown in Indonesia and the Philippines. It has a nutty flavour.
– This is another variety of rice that was developed in America to mimic the Basmati grain. It is considered a good rice However, the cooked kernels are not as long and slender as Basmati because the grains, when cooking, swell both lengthwise and widthwise, like regular long grain rice.
Description: Wild rice has been the staple food of the Sioux and Chippawa . Wild rice is not a rice it is a grain. Wild rice are seeds of a water grass. They are long and dark brown with black colourings. Just a wonderful smoky, nutty flavor and chewy in texture. Wild rice from lakes are the best choice as they are far superior than cultivated wild rice. Although, cultivated paddies provide excellent breeding ground for waterfowl and other wildlife.
Having mixed cooking of grain rice can help to solve constipation problem! Why not give it a try?
– Maggie Ng