When I make rice, I want the least arsenic as possible. But, how much arsenic is good? Actually, none at all. But, if we love our rice, I guess we eat it anyway despite the hidden dangers. So, is there anything we can do to offset the arsenic in rice? Yes, there is…
When I cook rice, I use two cups in a large pot of boiling water. The water tends to dilute the arsenic. I rinse my rice after I cook it. After boiling, I reduce the heat for about 45 minutes until the rice is tender. That’s it.
‘Arsenic may also be found in foods, including rice and some fish, where it is present due to uptake from soil and water [1 niehs.nih.gov]’.
Then, I freeze portions in sandwich bags in the freezer compartment. Then, just take how much you are going to eat out each day and defrost on your countertop.
California rice is known to have the least arsenic in it. White rice has less over brown, but basmati is usually equal to white in arsenic content. I prefer basmati to brown because it has kind of a nutty flavor to it. I am a rice fan as well as potato.
If I don’t eat these starchy foods, I don’t feel satiated or full. Don’t walk away from the dinner table hungry! There’s no need on a diet such as this one. You eat all you want until full. That’s how eating is meant to be!
How I cook rice…
- Boil water in a large pot
- Add two cups of your favorite rice
- Cook or simmer for about 45 minutes or until tender
- Bag up in portions and freeze for later
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1 URL niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/arsenic/index.cfm
Website Title National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Article Title Arsenic
Date Accessed May 03, 2018
Note- contact your doctor before you change your diet.