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Parboiled Rice vs. Raw Rice

Nutritionist Elizabeth Yarnell answers a reader’s question about parboiled brown rice. She writes, “Parboiled rice is rice that has been soaked in the husk, steamed, and dried before sale.” We see it in the grocery store as “instant” rice or “minute” rice. Parboiled rice cooks in one-third the time of raw rice, and the parboiling process helps retain many of the nutrients lost when the bran is removed, by pushing the nutrients from the bran into the kernel of the rice. She suggests checking the grocery store or natural food market for “boil-in-a-bag”, 1-cup portions of parboiled brown rice.

 

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