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White rice vs brown rice.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Larry F, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Nov 5, 2006
    Iowa City, IA
    I learned how to cook Chinese food by living with a family for a year. I would cook in exchange for language lessons.

    Anyway, the basis for many meals is rice, white rice. All of my cooking was predicated on white rice.

    Coming of age in the 1970s in Portland, Oregon, I remember the impact that brown rice suddenly made on the scene. It was a little before quiche, I think. Now, I was coming up in the music scene and we were friends with the Grateful Dead road crew. Their girlfriends and wives were at the epicenter of hippie food culture of that era. It was only years after I moved into the mainstream culture, that I began to associate "organic" with "bad tasting." Everything was really flavorful and healthy at the same time.

    When the straights adopted vegan-like approaches, the did it with no respect for the taste of the ingredients. Way too many spices, way too many. Not hot, just perfumy. The brown rice was fine, but its woody taste didn't necessarily blend well with the rest of the dish. (Goes great with breakfast, though).

    Nowadays, I use white rice when I cook Chinese food. Over the objections of my wife, who came up in the hippie food culture in the 70s, in New Mexico. So, brown rice flows through her veins. She bleeds brown rice.

    Here's how it works around here. My wife tries to keep everything brown, from rice, to pasta to bread. I, on the other hand, try to negotiate and hold out for the white, non-healthy items. Right now, when I cook rice or pasta, I use the white versions, while my wife sneaks in as much brown materiel as she can get away with.

    We're both newly retired and starting to wonder about little things like that.
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  2. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

    Dec 18, 2016
    Camden Point, MO
    I love wild rice, but it’s for completely different dishes than white rice. I love white rice ! But it’s a big no no for me now.
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  3. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Tele-Meister

    Sep 26, 2010
    Yes, the brown color is what contains all the vitamins and minerals.... and riboflavin, of course. How can white rice be any good for you? It's just..... white! No wonder people in cultures where white rice is the staple can't get suntans!
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  4. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    I eat lots of both. Packed full of nutrients. Especially useful for high intensity exercising.
  5. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    I was a hippy-vegetarian for about twenty years and ate only the brown stuff. Now I mix it up. For rice, I prefer Basmati (even with Chinese food, to the horror of a Korean friend of mine, but then she eats sticky rice with Indian food...).

    SoOOoo... these days I like brown Basmati. When the kids were younger I'm make white and brown Basmati (separately) and mix them.
  6. Antmax

    Antmax Tele-Meister

    Jun 14, 2018
    Brit in Sacramento
    I switched to Quinoa and my wife and I have noticed a distinct and quite drastic improvement to our digestive systems. Only took a couple of days too.
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  7. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    I like to mix it up: rice, quinoa, couscous, millet.
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  8. Ribsspare

    Ribsspare Tele-Meister

    Aug 26, 2011
    East Coast
    Brown rice with egg salad
  9. MuddyDitch

    MuddyDitch Tele-Holic

    Jun 1, 2014
    Tulpehocken Delta
  10. Nickfl

    Nickfl Tele-Afflicted

    May 24, 2016
    White rice. Wild rice has its place but pain old brown rice makes me sad. Brown rice sushi (which I seem to see more and more lately) is blasphemy.
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  11. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    A victimless crime?
  12. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    To rice? I don't know about that. Mebbe Biryani.

  13. L.A. Mike

    L.A. Mike Tele-Meister

    Mar 1, 2014
    East coast of USA
    I decided to delete my post
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
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  14. Shuster

    Shuster Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Oct 31, 2018
    South Texas
    Either way, just slap some General Joe's on it=== Yum Yum:)
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  15. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    This is precisely why I eat white rice with meals before my workout, and brown rice with meals after my workout.

    I also prefer the taste of whole wheat pasta, but really any of it is fine with me.
  16. MrClint

    MrClint Tele-Meister

    Jun 11, 2018
    Lake Balboa CA
    Try riced cauliflower, broccoli or other. This is simply a shred or chop of these vegetables to the size of grains of rice. The applications are virtually the same, basically a straight up substitution. A great way to get more veg in ones diet. Rice whether white or brown contains high levels of arsenic. You'll need to decide for yourself if arsenic in your diet, at the high levels of rice, is a problem for you or not. :)
  17. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    If I were single I would live on rice, I cant get enough, white , wild , brown ,Basmati , I dont care ,
    one of my favorites is Cornish Game Hens stuffed with wild rice , or fried rice avec chicken , beef , pork ,turkey dont care , white rice with soya sauce ,If I order abowl of wonton soup , I will order a bowl of steamed rice and add it to the remaining broth

    this is an aquired thing from when I was about 30, dont why but I love it

    when I steam rice i will put a container of Knorr stock buillion in the water in the rice maker and it flavors the rice beautifully
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  18. FenderLover

    FenderLover Friend of Leo's

    Jun 11, 2009
    My wife thinks fried rice is brown rice. I'll eat anything.
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  19. boop

    boop Tele-Meister

    Dec 1, 2018
    I always figured white rice has less arsenic than brown :lol:

    You want vitamins and minerals? Eat some beets.
  20. rickthescot

    rickthescot Tele-Meister

    Feb 14, 2011
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