Saturday, October 18, 2008

Himalayan Pride 100% Organic Brown Basmati Rice

Here is what my "Himalayan Pride 100% Organic Brown Basmati Rice" (from Costco) looks like before & after soaking. Left pic is of rice after a three day soak, using the 'Instructables' version of how to pre-germinate rice.

I just finished cooking it up, and I do declare it indeed does tastes better!

Next I'll try it 'Radish Boys' way, it's very simplistic in comparison to how I did it this time:

1. Rinse 1 1/2 cups (or more if desired) brown rice several times until the water is clear.

2. Place the rice in a bowl and cover well with filtered water.

3. Let stand 12 hours or overnight.

4. Pour rice into a strainer and rinse well.

5. Set the strainer over a bowl to drain out of direct sunlight. Cover with a clean dishtowel.

6. Every 12 hours, rinse the rice well.

7. After 24 to 48 hours, small sprouts will appear. Use or refrigerate the rice until ready to use.

8. Cook as you would cook unsprouted brown rice, using slightly less water (for the 1 1/2 cups of rice in this recipe, use 2 cups water). The cooking time will also be shorter.