Perfect Thermomix Brown Rice in 40 minutes
Making Thermomix brown rice is easy and so much healthier than white rice. The perfect nutty, fluffy rice is simple with this basic brown rice recipe.
I love the earthy, nutty flavour of brown rice but when I had to cook it on the stove it just took too long so our family had a habit of eating mostly white rice!! Even with a rice cooker, I found the brown rice would stick to the bottom of the cooker, or the water would overflow.
Making brown rice in the Thermomix was initially fraught with the same disappointments. The Thermomix recipe would either produce undercooked rice or in the worst case and overflowing TM bowl. I’m pleased to say this recipe produces perfect Thermomix brown rice every time!
This makes me super happy because brown rice is not only tastier, but it’s so much healthier. Just the fact that it includes more fibre and antioxidants than white rice makes the switch worthwhile.
Nutrition White Rice Vs Brown Rice
- Brown rice is a whole grain containing bran and germ. This means it provides more fibre, vitamins and minerals.
- 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of cooked brown rice = 1.8 grams fibre. Fibre takes longer for the body to process so it keeps you feeling full longer.
- Brown rice contains 45% of the RDI of Magnesium. Magnesium helps control blood sugar and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Brown rice has a low GI of 50
- Brown rice has been shown to lower blood sugar levels
- 100g cooked brown rice calories =
- White rice is a refined grain which has had the bran and germ removed and the grain polished. This removes a significant amount of fibre and the vitamins and minerals contained in the outer layer.
- 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of white rice = 0.4 grams of fibre.
- White rice contains only 24% of the RDI of Magnesium.
- White Rice has a High GI of 89 and can cause insulin spikes.
Vitamin and Mineral Comparison
Brown rice contains more Thiamine, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Iron and Zinc.
Additional Rice Health Note
Rice contains arsenic, which is a dangerous and toxic element. Arsenic is found in nearly all food and drinks due to environmental pollution. The levels of arsenic in rice and seafood tend to be higher than other food items.
The level of arsenic in rice also varies depending on the region the rice is grown in, the species of rice and the farming practices.
Reducing Arsenic in Rice
- To reduce the arsenic content of rice it should be thoroughly washed in clean water. This can reduce the arsenic content by more than 67%
- Choose basmati or jasmine rice.
- Choose rice from the Himalayan region, including North India, North Pakistan and Nepal.
Eating a varied and diverse diet is the most important factor in good health. We need the nutrients provided by a wide range of food. Variety ensures that we not only get the nutrients we need but we don’t get an overload of one nutrient, antinutrient or element.
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- 1000 g water tap water
- 250 g Basmati Rice
- 1000 g water warm tap water
Add the water to the TM Bowl.
Insert internal steam basket.
Add rice to the internal steam basket. Wash 15 sec/Speed 9.
Remove the basket reserving rice. Discard washing water from TM bowl.
Add fresh 1000g water. Place the internal steam basket back in the TM bowl. Cook for 40min/Varoma/ Speed 4.
Use the spatula to remove the basket.
If brown rice is not your preference try my basic white rice recipe.
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