View Full Version : Whats the fastest way of making brown rice?

04-09-2008, 02:29 PM
Is there any microwave rices that are worth buying? Are they still healthy? Low GI, etc.

Right now 85% of my carb intake is oats (about 3 cups uncooked a day) and a little Ezekial Bread.

I'm looking to drop a little more calories a day, so I'm thinking if I replace one of my 1 cup oat meals (48g carbs) to 1 cup rice (about the same carbs) I can shed 100 calories right there :evillaugh:

04-09-2008, 02:59 PM
uncle bens

04-09-2008, 03:07 PM
Is that just as healthy as buying any other kind of rice, and using a rice cooker? I dont want to hurt my cutting progress.



Doesn't seem bad at all. What kind of rice do you use of theres? I see they have quite a few different kinds.

04-09-2008, 04:50 PM
what kind of flavoring do you people use on your rice?

Lones Green
04-09-2008, 06:15 PM
boil in bag is pretty simple

04-09-2008, 09:03 PM
microwavable brown rice packages.

04-09-2008, 09:27 PM
what kind of flavoring do you people use on your rice?

I drop a veggie bouillion in the water.

04-09-2008, 09:28 PM
microwavable brown rice packages.

Which kind do you use? And are these just as healthy as normal rice? And are these good for cuts?

04-09-2008, 09:33 PM
ive used uncle bens ready rice... it only takes 90 seconds

04-09-2008, 09:34 PM
I have a simple suggestion....

Take a cup of real brown rice and cook it the 40+ minutes it takes, and cook a cup of the instant stuff. Taste test them and decide for yourself if it is worth the extra time cooking.

IMHO, that 40+ mins is very well worth it. The flavor and texture difference is huge. It lasts for days in the fridge, and if you micro it just add a sprinkle of water before you nuke it.

EDIT: Sorry forgot to comment on flavor....

I use salt and pepper most of the time. Bouillion rocks, I prefer chicken, and sprinkeld on not cooked with the rice.

Texture is sometimes more important than taste, try frying the rice (like risoto [sp?]) for a few in olive oil then cooking it like normal. It gives it a bit more of a crunch and really brings out the nutty flavor of brown rice.

04-09-2008, 09:36 PM
ready rice, 10 minute rice, boil in a bag, old school... all tastes the same

04-10-2008, 01:23 PM
Are these microwave rices, good in a cutting diet? It seems like something must be bad about them compared to regular rice?

04-10-2008, 01:27 PM

For 20$ its hard to beat one of these...I use mine all the time, they work great

04-11-2008, 04:57 PM
i just used three different kinds of spices on the rice, it doesnt taste any better put its crayzee hot. anybody cook it with tomatoes? that sounds good