Medium grain brown rice is a highly nutritious grain, and gets its characteristic nutty flavour and firmer texture from the presence of fibrous outer bran layers. The bran layers are rich in minerals and vitamins, especially the B-complex group.
Brown rice is most well known for its fibre content and its ability to keep our digestive tract in good working order. Magnesium and Vitamin E are exclusive to the brown varieties of rice, both of which are vital for the functioning of the heart, muscles and nervous system. Easily digestible, brown rice is also rich in protein, thiamine, calcium, magnesium and potassium. For those trying to lose weight or those suffering from diabetes, brown rice can prove a healthful staple given its low glycemic rating which helps reduce insulin spikes. The oil in brown rice also helps lower cholesterol. Medium grain brown rice provides the fuel for steady energy production and can be combined with a myriad of foods to build on its flavour and boost its nutrient profile further.
Biodynamic farming confirms to us the benefits of naturally grown food without the use of chemicals and synthetic stimulants producing vibrant healthy soils and in turn healthy plants, animals and healthy humans. This type of farming leaves the soil rich in humus and bursting with life. For the consumer that means wholesome nutritious food full of flavor!
Cooking Suggestion: After rinsing brown rice, soak with filtered water for a few hours or overnight. Add one part rice to two parts boiling water or broth.After the liquid has returned to a boil, turn down the heat, cover and simmer for about 35-40 minutes.