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Puerto Rican Beans and Rice

Beans, Main Dishes, Rice, Three Month Supply, Vegetarian Recipes

I think that all too often, beans and rice don’t get the credit they deserve. They can be delicious, satisfying, nutritious and very inexpensive, but you have to have the right recipe. This is one of those recipes that makes me love beans and rice.

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On Storing and Cooking Brown Rice

Food Storage Tips, Rice, Side Dish

White rice is an excellent long-term storage staple, and perhaps the easiest for many people to use. Brown rice has a reputation for being healthier, but does not store well–the husks go rancid after a year or so. I have heard that well-stored with oxygen absorber packets, it may keep for up to two years. So if you buy brown rice in bulk, be prepared to use it up quickly!

For the longest time I had a hard time getting my brown rice to cook to a desired doneness–it was almost always too crunchy or otherwise un-appetizing. Finally I’ve found the recipe that works well, at least for me. It’s so simple, I’m embarrassed I didn’t come up with it sooner:

In the rice cooker:
1 cup rice
3 cups water
butter and salt to taste

By adding an extra cup of water, the rice cooks longer and gets nice and soft. It’s been great.

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