Now is a great time to make this. Why? Well because Rice can be tricky to spout and sprouting is very easy in the warm summer months! Rice is also great for cooling summer heat (according to Healing with Whole Foods). Sprouted food in general also cools the body plus it is easier to digest.
Pick any kind of brown rice. I'm pretty sure I used brown basmati rice, because that is my fav. But I have many kinds of rice on hand at all times. Short grain, long grain, jasmine, Black Rice, Red Volcano Rice, there are so many kinds!
Soak your rice over night, or for 6 to 8 hours.
Rinse two to three times a day.
You can do this by leaving them in a colander or by using a mason jar with a cheese cloth on it or a handy sprouting lid
I use something very similar to this lid. It makes it way easier.
Drain your rice after Rinsing by putting it upside down in a dish rack or bowl.
Proper Draining is important!
Your rice should be ready in two to three days. It is done when there are small sprouts coming off of it. Don't let it go for too long or it may get moldy or go bad. You KNOW when it goes bad. It has a strong unpleasant smell. This can also happen from not rinsing.
As you can see in this picture I also soak my nuts before eating them. This makes them more digestible. Nuts are one of the more difficult foods to digest. Think of how much power is in one nut! Think of a walnut, then picture a walnut tree! Nuts have things in them to encourage them only to grow at the right time.. Soaking them starts the spouting process which releases all of that dormant energy. After I soak them over night I toast them on low in the oven to make them crunchy and store well. Soaked nuts go back quickly, which I have learned several times recently... But when you dehydrate them they last for many months in a cool place!
So what do you do with all of that rice? Well you could make rice milk by blending it with water.
I used it to make Spanish rice.
This is a pretty simple meal. The Rice was cooked with onions, garlic, and a canned of fire roasted tomatoes. I used canned black beans as a side. I generally prefer to cook my own beans, but I keep canned beans around as a quick "fast food" for when that doesn't happen.
Sprouted Rice also makes a great breakfast cereal when cooked with water or milk.
This post is part of two for tuesdays Blog Carnival!