What is worth remembering about rice?

What is worth remembering about rice?

Rice contains almost no fat, it has low protein and no protein gluten which causes severe diarrhea and intestinal mucosal lesions, especially for those who suffer from celiac disease. Rice contains many B group vitamins and iron.

Did you know that:

  • Ordinary rice boils about 15 minutes, brown rice – about 40 minutes and steam-treated – about 20-25 minutes.
  • When rice is boiled, you should leave them uncovered in order all steam would go out.
  • It is important not to overcook rice because it can lose all useful substances.
  • Cooked rice can be stored in the fridge for a few days.

What’s interesting:

  • Rice is grown in China and India for over 6500 years while in Europe it came just before the millennium.
  • It is now estimated about 7000 types of rice although some people argue that there are 40 000 types of rice that differ in shape, color, clarity, toughness and flavor.
  • Brown rice is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat pancreas and strengthen spleen.

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