Preparation, uses, and tips
Rinse 1 cup of rice and drain well. In a heavy saucepan with a lid, combine rice with 2
cups (500mL) of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer,
covered, until tender (about 30 minutes for medium- to long-grain white rice, 40 minutes for
brown rice, 20 minutes for arborio or short-grain rice, and 1 hour for wild rice).
Add chopped basil and diced tomatoes to cooked rice, or stir in cashews, golden raisins, and curry powder or paste
during the last five minutes of cooking time.
To reheat cooked rice, for each 1 cup (200 grams) of rice, add 2 Tbsp (30mL) liquid. Cover
and heat four to five minutes on top of range or in oven. In a microwave oven, cook on High
about 1 1/2 minutes per cup (200g).
Basmati rice is available in white and brown (unprocessed) forms. White rice sets off food
flavors more distinctly, while brown rice has a higher fiber content and takes longer to cook.
Basmati rice, 1 cup (200g) (cooked)
Total Fat: 0.44g
*Good source of: Iron (1.9mg), Selenium (11.8mcg), Thiamine (0.26mg), and Niacin (2.3mg)
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular
nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good
source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily