Sunday, June 22, 2008

Eating Mindfully - Short Grain or Jasmine Brown Rice?

Wow I had the best question from HopeAlso from Hippie Dippie Bebe! In regard to my using Jasmine brown rice in one of my favorite recipes, Thai Spicy Eggplant and Veggies.

Unfortunately, I hadn't considered the nutritional difference between brown short grain rice and brown jasmine rice before but since I am working on the 100 Day Reality Challenge and eating more mindfully is one of my goals, this question comes at just the right time!

I always use brown rice now and was happy to see the Organic Brown Jasmine rice from Lundberg at our store. I also use the Organic Brown Short Grain from Lundberg too! Often I mix them as I like the stickiness of the short grain and the texture of the longer/medium grain.

It seems it is a toss up as to which is better nutrition wise. The short grain has 3 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein compared to Jasmine’s 2 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein. Jasmine has less carbs and a smidgen more iron. It may vary with different brands.

I love your articles Hope! It is just amazing to me how often we are pondering the same things at the same time. Thanks for the question!

1 comment:

hopealso said...

Aw gee shucks, thanks Angela! I'm glad I finally made it over to your blog; will be fun to give each other inspiration. You have a beautiful place.

I had never thought of the possibility of mixing the two. I also love the texture of jasmine. Now I'm definitely going to have to check what they have at our natural foods store!


P.S. Congrats to your little one for her special day!