Monday, May 6, 2013

Quick Product Review: truRoots Germinated Brown Rice

                 I was looking for some rice the other day to cook for my husband since the quick cook rice I had in the cabinet seemed to not be cooking up right. As I stood in the isle at Whole Foods looking for a simple bag of brown rice I had too many choices to know where to begin. This one caught my eye, because it was on sale, and lets be honest, sales are always nice. When I looked at the back of the package for cooking directions and nutritional info I was even more intrigued. Due to the fact that it is germinated it cooks up in 25 to 30 minutes. That is almost half the time of regular rice. That was another bonus.

 So, here are the nutritional details:
                                                        190 calories per 1/4 cup(dry) serving
                                                        2g fat (no saturated or trans fat)
                                                        5mg sodium
                                                        41g carbohydrates
                                                        2g fiber
                                                        4g protein

This rice has a hardier texture than others that I have tried. I happen to really like that, and so did my husband who is a very picky eater. He had it with chicken. I had it with vegetables. I would like to try cooking it with milk and adding some fruit, and try it for breakfast. I think it will become my staple for rice. And, I can't forget that it has a little calcium and iron in it. Cook away!

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