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I know that brown rice is the most full of nutrients, but of the white rices, does anyone know which is the healthiest? For example, basmati vs jasmine?
 

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All I can tell you is that there is a large amount of pesticide in rice, so definitely get organic rice. I use Tilda rice, a basmati white rice grown in the Himalayas.
 

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I get organic brown jasmine AND organic white jasmine (long grain) rice. Sometimes I mix the two since my kids aren't totally keen on brown rice.
 

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As far as uses go:<br><br><br><br>
Might depend on the dish and how you prepare the rice. For example, my friend uses basmati exclusively but she rinses it ENDLESSLY and then cooks it slowly for an hour. It comes out not sticky at all - each grain is "individual" (if that makes sense cuz I can't find the words to say what I mean right now - brain cramp). She tends to cook a lot of Persian dishes.<br><br><br><br>
However, I like Jasmine rice. I like the flavor and the natural sweetness. I use my rice for Thai or Chinese dishes. I like my rice a bit clumpy.<br><br><br><br>
As far as health goes well... that's a bit harder to define.<br><br><br><br>
I did some quick searches on the 'net for which one is best. One site I didn't put up talked about glycemic index but it wasn't clear as to which one was best - that is if one rinses the rice very well, it drops the GI. Whatever.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, here are a few links:<br><br><a href="http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:7HZdKEtf2GEJ:rivianakitchens.com/press/Jasmine%2520and%2520Basmati%2520Chart%2520Final%252001-05.pdf+jasmine+or+basmati&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=4" target="_blank">http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache...s&ct=clnk&cd=4</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.ricegourmet.com/About_RiceVarieties.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ricegourmet.com/About_RiceVarieties.htm</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.ic-network.com/bev/aug00.html" target="_blank">http://www.ic-network.com/bev/aug00.html</a><br><br><br><br>
HTH!
 

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I'd say neither. With the bran and germ removed any white rice has negligegable health value except as a carbohydrate. Look for enriched rice where they put some vitamins back, or stick with brown rice (always store brown rice in the freezer).
 

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White rice doesn't have the health benefits that brown rice does. So if you're looking for healthy rice, get brown (I like brown basmati.) In my opinion, the tastiest white rice is calrose. It's short-grain sushi rice grown in California. It's sticky and yummy.
 

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I'd say neither. With the bran and germ removed any white rice has negligegable health value except as a carbohydrate. Look for enriched rice where they put some vitamins back, or stick with brown rice (always store brown rice in the freezer).</div>
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I've always stored my rice in the pantry. Is ther somethin wrong with what I'm doing?
 

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I prefer jasmine rice (if I have to eat white rice- i prefer brown)<br><br><br><br>
Also Short grained rices are great (like risotto). They tend to stick together less when cooked.
 

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For flavour, I like jasmine (I looooove the way it smells like popcorn when it's cooking <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> ).<br><br><br><br>
For nutrition, I like anything brown (brown basmati especially). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><br><br>
BDS, there's nothing wrong with storing rice in the pantry. It just won't last as long as it will in the fridge/freezer and if you're in an area that has critters, well.... let's just say you <i>might</i> have more than just rice to contend with.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:">
 

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For flavour, I like jasmine (I looooove the way it smells like popcorn when it's cooking <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> ).<br><br><br><br>
For nutrition, I like anything brown (brown basmati especially). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><br><br>
BDS, there's nothing wrong with storing rice in the pantry. It just won't last as long as it will in the fridge/freezer and if you're in an area that has critters, well.... let's just say you <i>might</i> have more than just rice to contend with.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"></div>
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Thats why you store it in a sealable glass jar.
 

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I only use brown rice, takes longer to cook but better for you..<br><br>
Sometimes I put a little olive oil in the pan first add the dry rice and brown a little before cooking..Soooooo good, gives it a bit of a nutty flavor..
 
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