DreamingRaven's Brown Rice Preparation

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  1. DreamingRaven

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    Brown rice is a great grain. Once you learn how to use it, it is as easy as rye, and no overnight soak needed.
    Not to mention it's just quick and easy :)
    First I decide how much rice I need. I have six quart jars here so I'll use 20 cups water, 10 cups rice.(not sure why it works out for that amount) Put the water on to boil [​IMG] . Once boiling I add the rice [​IMG] and bring to a boil again.
    I stir it occasionally , and check grains every few minutes. Once I can split a grain with my fingernail but still feel a little hardness in the center(about 6-9 minutes for me) I turn it off, drain the rice in a colander, I leave it in the colander with a bowl underneath and turn the rice over every minute or so until most of the excess moisture has steamed off.
    All that's left now is to fill the jars, add a pinch of gypsum, put your filtered lid of choice on them, cover with foil [​IMG] and pop them into the PC for 2 hours at 15 P.S.I. [​IMG]


    Once you've turned them off after two hours wait until the pressure is down to 0 in your PC, carefully take the hot jars out and shake them to break any clumps up.

    If you did everything right you'll have some nice looking, sterile jars of grain [​IMG] .
    A simple easy way for using another good grain.

    Good luck, and have fun :)
     
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    So what happens if you let them sit overnight without shaking? I don't have problems with most other grains as long as I pre hydrate and don't just add water and grain to the jars. I just leave them till I get to them.
     
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    I only left them overnight once, they were a little clumpy, but usable :) They were a wee bit difficult to break up, and some parts just wouldn't. Still, they worked :)
     
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    Good stuff to keep in mind when rye is hard to get. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Here it is cheaper than rye, and much easier to get. Well, unless you want to go to Whole Foods and pay $65 for 50 pounds, not to mention that would cost me $20 in gas. I like much less expensive grains .
     
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    I have a whole foods 15 minutes away and I drive a Prius lol. I preorder 25lb bags and get a bulk discount. Think it's like $21. So less than $1 per lb. Can't really complain here.
     
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    good for rye, I do like brown rice at $28 per 50#, and cracked corn or whole corn works too, they are around $9 per 50#, rye grass seed is regularly around $30-40 per 50# but I recently got several bags for $8 each. Grains make life better :)
     
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    Those are some smokin prices for sure.
     
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    Yet another good thing about living in the boonies ;)
     
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    I can get sorghum for $12/50 but they sometimes don't have it. Plus I want to try eating grain caks and also possibly powdering/extracting dry grain so brown rice sounds better than sorghum given the rice is food grade not feed grade.
     
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    That's crazy. I might have to look into other grains. $21 for 25lbs doesn't sound as good anymore lol. How does the sorghum perform compared to rye? Also is the prep any different? I tried wbs once... Only once. It was soooooo dirty and I hated the multiple sized grains.
     
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    I prefer sorghum to rye. Easier for me to get right and I seem to have less issues with bacteria. It's a little dirty but nothing like wbs. Prep is about the same as rye just keep an eye on it during the boil. But once you get the feel for it, its easy.
     
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    That is an awesome price. I would have to pay about $1.10/lb here. Not worth it when I can buy a 50lb bag of rye for $23.
     
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    Okay back to rice. DR are you getting your rice as a seed, or food. I mean how are you purchasing it at a good price. I have never bought it in bulk quantities so in just wondering? Probably not available most places in a feed/seed store. I bet if you could find seed rice it would be dirt cheap. As long as it was not treated some how.
     
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    I actually get it from a local store, they call themselves a "Mercantile" . They sell food grains as well as seeds, I will ask them today if they can get it as seed and what the difference in price is. Very good thinking Trout!
     
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    I was looking everywhere for this tek (except here I guess *shamefully looks at feet*). WBR is where it all started (kinda) & I have seen some awesome grows from WBR, but so many (on shroomery & FB talk down about it as a grain). I have been failing with popcorn a lot, so I'm gonna give this a try. Thanks for the tek DR!
     
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    I have a few atl#7 wedges that are gong to give this a try tomorrow!
     
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    ATL#7 ate the LGBR I used and produced large stones.
     
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    It works.

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    You ever try sgbr? I have a bunch of it I was going to try.
     
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