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Thursday, January 05, 2006 

Brown Rice and Whole Grains from the Boston Globe

The Boston Globe has a series of articles and recipes this week revolving around healthier grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, and bulgar. Whole grains were a huge food topic in 2005, and this series addresses some of the issues people are having in trying to adopt those foods into their diet. a big perception is that these grains take a long time to cook, which in our busy world, doesn't fit the "30 minute meals" lifestyle.

The lead article in the pack is Express Grain, which tells us that these grains can be prepared quickly and in a variety of tasty ways.

Leigh Belanger tells us a little about brown rice and some tips on buying it and how to use it.

Recipes from the series:

Fried (Brown) Rice

Brown Rice the Long Way

Bulgar salad on hearts of romaine

Jeweled brown rice salad

Pilaf-style coarse bulgar

Pilaf-style quinoa

Vegetable stir fry

Pressure cooker brown rice