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Rice confusion!! Can you just replace one with another?

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SharyBobbins Sun 15-Jan-17 19:02:03

Hi all,

Just hoping for a bit of advice! I'm wanting to replace long grain rice in a much loved recipe with brown rice as I'm trying to increase the amount of whole grain I eat. Is it simply a case of switching or will cooking times be affected? I've attached a link to the recipe below in case it helps:

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1167651/chicken-and-chorizo-jambalaya

Thanks smile

DodoRevival Sun 15-Jan-17 19:09:17

Brown rice takes a bit longer. I'm sure it's on BBC good food sight somewhere

SharyBobbins Sun 15-Jan-17 19:14:05

Thanks! So would you just substitute it for the same amount of long grain rice but allow for more cooking time?

DodoRevival Sun 15-Jan-17 19:24:00

I think I might have lied about the BBC good food site thing!!

Sorry!! I looked but can't find it.

DodoRevival Sun 15-Jan-17 19:27:25

Yes. Same amount as you would white rice.

It's a slightly nutty taste (in my opinion) and others say it's got a harder bite to it. Which I've found means people generally eat less of it.

SharyBobbins Sun 15-Jan-17 19:32:47

Thanks Dodo I'll give it ago! Hopefully the other flavours will mask the taste if I don't like it! wink

Motherfuckers Sun 15-Jan-17 20:12:04

I always use brown rice as my family prefer it. It takes longer and will require more cooking liquid, but it will taste as good, if not better!

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