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Instant Brown Rice vs. Long Grain Brown Rice

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Peggy Woodward, RD

DEAR PEGGY: Is there a nutritional difference between instant brown rice and long grain brown rice? —N.W., New Hope, Minnesota

Convenience foods typically save time, but those extra minutes often come at a nutritional price. That's not the case here. The nutritional differences between a serving of long grain brown rice, which requires about 35 to 45 minutes to cook—and instant brown rice—which cooks in about 5 minutes—are insignificant. Instant rice has simply been cooked and dehydrated so it cooks quicker than long grain rice. Feel free to use them interchangeably.

 
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