“Once you’ve got your rice ready to roll, you literally can do 101 things with it!”
In this informative video, Dani Spies of Clean & Delicious teaches viewers all about brown rice. Brown rice refers to any rice that hasn’t been stripped of its outer bran layers, and is an affordable, highly nutritious whole grain that is gluten free and high in fiber. Dani fills us in on the benefits of brown rice, the difference between short grain and long grain rice, and how to use each variety in cooking. Viewers learn that short grain rice is stickier, plump, and chewy with a nutty flavor that is great in risotto or sushi, whereas long grain is fluffier and not as sticky, and is meant for a rice casserole or brown rice pilaf.
When cooking short grain rice, use a 2 to 1 water to rice ratio. For long grain, use a 2 to 1.5 ratio.
- 1 Cup Rice
- 2 Cups Water
Combine ingredients in a pot and heat on high. Once boiling, reduce the height to low, cover with a lid, and simmer for 30 minutes. The rice is done with the kernels are tender and all the water has been absorbed. One cup of dry rice will make three cups prepared.
Dani is informative, engaging, and fun to watch. She seems like an organized and knowledgeable chef, the camera work and editing are noticeably well done. Also, there are few calories in brown rice plus
Viewers looking for a warm, fuzzy peak into a chef’s life should look elsewhere. Dani is to the point and authoritative, but seems professionally removed. This video is akin to a well-done lesson from a competent schoolteacher.
No nonsense, interesting lessons for day-to-day cooking.
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