Brown Rice

brown rice

Brown rice is something that everyone can learn how to make! One of the best places to put brown rice is on top of a salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic brown rice
  • 2 cups filtered water

Instructions

  1. Place 1 cup of brown rice in a rice strainer and rinse well with cold water. (this removes phytic acid making the rice easier to digest)
  2. Put rice in the pot. Add 2 cups of filtered water
  3. Bring rice to a boil
  4. Cover rice and turn heat to low
  5. Simmer slightly for 35 minutes or longer, until water has dissolved

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       Rice Strainer

How to buy rice:

  1. Go to the bulk section at the store with a brown paper bag. (Whole foods has the choice of brown paper bags and plastic bags. Use the paper! Then, save the bag for the next time you need rice).
  2. Fill with as much organic brown rice as you’d like
  3. Label the bag with the number on the bin so the cashier knows the item code for checkout.

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Bulk Section

The Breakfast Salad

One of the most important things you can do for your diet is to add in a salad for at least one meal per day. Adding that salad in for breakfast 1)Keeps you fuller longer 2)Gives you long-lasting energy 3)Decreases cravings for junk food b/c you will be getting so many of the nutrients your body needs during the first meal of the day.

There are 5 different things that go into a breakfast salad: Greens, raw nuts/seeds, grains, extras, & dressing. Choose your options under each category below. Choose ONE option from each category and put it into your salad. * Remember always organic everything. Local produce when possible. Best way to know it’s local: SHOP AT THE FARMER’S MARKET!!!

1)Greens: romaine, arugula, butter lettuce, your favorite type of green, any raw vegetable you like (example: cucumber, peppers).  *You can have an unlimited amount of greens and raw vegetables. No need to pick and choose.

2)Nuts/seeds (1/4 cup): Raw walnuts, raw pumpkin seeds, raw cashews, raw pecans, sunflower seeds

3)Grains (1/2 cup): Brown rice, quinoa, millet

4)Extras(small handful): sun dried tomatoes, cooked lentils, cooked split peas, your favorite bean, avocado, hummus

5)Dressing (lightly coat salad): Dr. Bragg’s Vinaigrette (pictured below), make your own choose between these recipes 1. Fresh squeezed lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder 2. Balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder

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