Brown rice takes longer than white rice to cook so increase the amount of water slightly. Brown rice doesn't have the fluffy texture of white rice, but its nutty flavor and chewy texture makes brown rice a tasty way to get fiber into your diet. Remember, a high fiber diet may lower your risk of heart disease, helps bowel function so you don’t get constipated and helps give you a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
Additional nutrition and health information can be found on the Missouri Families website.
Contributor: Maude Harris, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, 573.545.3516