Steaming Rice provides the easiest and stress-free means to cook raw rice. I think this is also to healthiest way to prepare rice. Healthy and healthier food preparation is paramount to our health. There are a number of places to find information concerning rice. This includes the variety of locations that grow rice in the USA along with information on a variety of topics related to rice. The USA Rice Federation is such a place.
One thing I liked about this site from the link above was they do not provide sensationalized data. The site is part of a ‘Political Action Committee’ making them bias. Even with the bias, intended or obvious, the information is both sound and accurate. Rice is very healthy to eat. Due to the immense competition from the grocery and food services industry, the rice federation provides advocacy through lobbying as a special interest group.
There is a lot of misinformation regarding Rice too. One place to find inaccurate information is your local grocery store. While the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requires labels with nutritional data, they often boast and make claims that are not accurate. This happens all too often. One example is fiber, another is vitamin content, protein content and I am sure there are others Whole Grain foods receive publicity claiming to reduce weight, reduce cancer risks and other health problems with absolutely no proof. People purchase these items based on claims that sound more like “Magic” rather than common sense nutrition.
The most accurate and reliable nutritional information is free to view, print, and easy to access from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA). I recognize this is part of the United States Government. However, our tax dollars pay for so much that most people are simply unaware of. Another link I obtained from the USA Rice Federation is an interesting and informative link to the USDA Nutrient Database. At this database, you can obtain nutritional information on anything available in the United States. The nutritional information includes amino acids, lipids, minerals and vitamins. I must admit that of my own skepticism. However, the more time I spent here, led to a greater reduction of this skepticism.
Fiber is vital to anyone’s diet. It is necessary on a daily basis. What you may find from your diet will get-your-attention as to what composes fiber. Plant husks or shells or covers or whatever label in the structure of a plant is important to understand if you truly wish to learn the specifics of what Rice is nutritionally and what makes Brown Rice rich in fiber. Remember, Rice is the Seed of a Plant. If you not familiar with plants and their seeds, than rice is, a seed and grain that deserves more attention to accompany your knowledge for healthy eating for a healthy diet.
Steaming rice provides the means of preparing rice in a healthy manner. A quality steamer enables preparation that enables rice preparation in an easy and low stress way. Who would want a way to prepare and cook food that can be both healthy, easier and reduce stress? I want everyone who reads this article to know that was my first rhetorical question submitted in an article to this publication company. A quality steamer cooks rice, an important and healthy grain along with vegetables. There is a long ‘way to go’ for rice to be as important a grain as it is in much of Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the West Indies.