Rice is a type of grain that is a staple diet for people
in many parts of the world.
Generally speaking, there are 3 types of rice:
short grain, medium grain and long grain.
What are the nutritional values in rice?
Besides being a good source of carbohydrate, rice provides us with
protein and other vitamins.
What are the potential health benefits
of eating rice?
According to CPthairice.com, rice contains large amounts of high-value
complex carbohydrates needed for the body as fuel.
When complex carbohydrates are slowly digested,
it allows the body to efficiently make use of the energy that is
slowly released over a period of time.
Rice contains the high quality proteins and all
eight essential amino acids, which are necessary for building strong
muscles. Additionally, it has no fat, no cholesterol and no sodium.
Also, since it is non-allergenic and gluten free, rice is especially
well-suited for people with special dietary needs.
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How can cooked rice be stored?
The best way to store cooked rice so that its flavour is retained
is to freeze it.
Place enough rice to fill a rice bowl on
a sheet of plastic wrap. Ensure that the rice is wrapped in
a flat, fairly uniformly-shaped block that is not too thick.
This ensures that heat is evenly distributed when you defrost
When storing rice that has just been cooked,
wrap the rice while it is still hot and place it in the freezer
once it is cool to touch. The rice can be kept for about a month.
When defrosting, place the rice in the microwave
while it is still frozen.