Are you serious about cooking with whole foods? Then visit the Whole grain Council’s website, dedicated to inform people about cooking with whole grains for health reasons and to save money. I came across it today as I was researching the advantages of cooking with rice, a grain packed full of nutrients when not processed.
I took special interest in the sections on using whole grain rice in meals. During our upcoming cook-In we will cook two types of rice to use in 5 unique recipes and I was searching for new ideas.
According to the Whole Wheat Council, there are generally three parts to a kernel of grain. During the refining process the two outer layers, which contain micro-nutrients, are stripped away. Refined grains cook faster and have a softer texture but the Whole Grain Council offers many reasons why it is best to include unrefined grains in your meal plan. Their website helps one to:
- Understand what whole grains are
- Learn how to identify whole grain products
- Find easy ways to enjoy more whole grains
If you live in Northwest Washington, and are interested in exploring how to use whole grain rice in several meals, try to attend our cook in on January 13, 2015. More information in the events calendar