brown rice


Definition of brown rice 

: hulled but unpolished rice that retains most of the bran layers, endosperm, and germ

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The brown rice is arguably even better, slightly denser but wonderfully nutty and almost chewy. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Rice Balls, Subtle and Showy Alike, at Omusubi Gonbei," 12 Apr. 2018 Bring to a boil, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer, stirring gently from time to time, until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes for white rice or 40 minutes for brown rice. Catherine Dibenedetto,, "3 Hearty One-Dish Vegan Recipes a Nutritionist Makes for Dinner," 30 Jan. 2018 That's the case with brown rice versus white rice, but the former gives you more fiber and all sorts of nutrients. Joy Bauer, Woman's Day, "How to Stay Full on Fewer Calories," 16 Aug. 2018 Ruby's Diner Organic, health-conscious, and globally influenced dining is the order of the day at Ruby’s, where dishes like coconut brown rice pudding with mango, bee pollen, and mint is a common order. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Breakfasts (and Brunches!) in Sydney," 13 Mar. 2018 Spent grains look and taste like brown rice, without the heft. Larissa Zimberoff, New York Times, "From Brewery to Bakery: A Flour That Fights Waste," 25 June 2018 For me, that means making smart choices when deciding what to eat by filling my plate or bowl with lots of veggies, protein, and slow carbs like brown rice, quinoa, and sweet potatoes. Jennifer Still, Bon Appetit, "Can We All Stop With This "Cheat Day" Eating Already?," 19 June 2018 Add it to stir-fries with vegetables and healthy grains like brown rice. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "10 Foods Filled With Probiotics," 12 Apr. 2018 Swap anything made with refined white flour (like white bread, noodles, and muffins) for complex carbs like brown rice, beans, lentils, or whole-grain pasta and bread. Betsy Stephens, Redbook, "Get Your Body Back With Our Wedding Dress Challenge," 1 Jan. 2013

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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