Healthy Brown Rice 101

Vibrant Method Test Kitchen “Original Recipe”

Unlike white rice, brown rice has all bran layers intact and thus contains all of its naturally present nutrients. These layers of bran act to protect the grain and to help maintain its fatty acids. Brown rice contains the highest amount of B vitamins out of all grains. Additionally, it contains iron, vitamin E, amino acids, and linoleic acid. Brown rice is high in fiber, extremely low in sodium, and is composed of 80% complex carbohydrates. When buying and storing, look for quality brown rice that contains a small amount of green grains. We recommend buying high quality organic brown rice and storing it in airtight glass jars in a dark cupboard. Soak grains for one to eight hours to soften, increase digestibility, and eliminate phytic acid. Drain grains, discard the soaking water and rinse well before cooking. When buying and storing brown rice, look for quality brown rice that contains a small amount of green grains. We recommend buying high quality organic brown rice and storing it in airtight glass jars in a dark cupboard.

Red Lentils with Cauliflower + Chicken Sausage

Easy and filling, this one-pot meal pairs flavorful chicken or turkey sausage with creamy red lentils and tender cauliflower. Perfectly filling for the fall, serve with naan bread for easy scooping. Make sure to soak the dried lentils up to 6 hours prior to cooking to remove hard-to-digest elements.