Rice Rice Baby

Is the grain that is always present in our kitchen cupboard.

We like to use it for puddings, salads, risottos, paellas, soups, oven baked and the list goes on …

Brown is what is advisable as it has more healthy nutrients than white rice which is just empty calories and nutritional value is almost none. We do not have the tendency to go for brown rice just because we are used to the white, which is silly really. By writing this I encourage myself to jot down brown rice on my next shopping list and I hope you will go for that too next time you’re cooking rice. Difference in taste is not a major issue so we really should just swap mentality as easily as is eating this grain.

This week Jas has prepared a nice Pea & Mint risotto. An everyday easy meal which can be done in a short amount of time. If any leftovers, be careful how you store and reheat because you can easily get food poisoning. Ideally serve the rice as soon as it has been cooked. If that is not possible, cool it down as quickly as you can within 1hr. Keep rice in the fridge for no more than 1 day until reheating. When reheating always check that the dish is steaming hot all the way through and do not reheat more than once! (advice taken from NHS website)

Tell us, what is your favourite rice dish? We might want to try it too 🙂

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