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#1 Old 12-27-2005, 04:29 PM
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Does anyone know where to purchase raw unprocessed rice?

I live in Northeastern Ohio.

A phone # or URL would be appreciated.

Thanks

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#2 Old 12-29-2005, 11:33 PM
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I don't have any idea where you would get raw unprocessed rice but I do have some questions for you.



How would you use it? I've never come across rice as a raw food in raw recipes. I've seen oat groats and buckwheat groats but not rice.



How do you know the rice you get isn't raw? Have you tried sprouting it?



If you can't find some would you consider growing rice? I think there are varieties that don't need to be grown in such watery conditions.
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#3 Old 12-30-2005, 01:09 AM
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I am a little confused. What is done to normal brown rice you normally find in stores.
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#4 Old 01-09-2006, 04:51 AM
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Acc to what I can figure out, normal brown rice has had its outer skin removed -- blown away by air -- since it tends to loosen up when rice is dried. Edit -- loosened up when rice is gently squeezed between 2 rotating wheels. This is like the shell of a nut. Think of an almond with a shell, and under that a brown skin, and under than a big area of white endosperm and at the tip a tiny germ. Raw unprocessed rice will still have the outer skin. Which is suspect is very hard to chew and totally unpleasant. under the outer skin is the thinner skin. In white rice, this is sand-blasted away (polished is the word they use) completely, until the endosperm is showing. In brown rice, it is not sandblasted away. However brown rice really does not have a lot of fiber. yes it has about 6 times as much as white rice, but that isn't saying much, because white rice has just about none! What brown rice does have is a lot more micronutrients. More riboflavin or something, and more iron. However modern white rice almost always has synthetic micronutrients added (it is required by law), brown rice may or may not, since it is not required by law to add them. The legalistic theory is polishing removes nutrients, so it makes sense to have a law requiring that you have to add them back. Since brown rice is minimally polished, there is no law requiring you add them back.
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#6 Old 01-23-2006, 07:39 AM
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Hey all!



I eat raw rice all the time with salads. There are tons of recipes that use raw rice. What I do is I soak the rice for 3-4 days and change the water every half a day. It's really yummy! You must try it if you haven't. It's a little hard but you get used to it and learn to love it!



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