I cook rice the same way I cook pasta. I’ve been doing it for a year, not because I knew there was any arsenic in my rice – but because I am basically a lazy person! I don’t like bothering to measure, and I don’t like burning rice on the bottom of the pot. I put more water than required in the pot, set a timer, then scoop out (or drain) the finished product. Here are my tools.
I use a mesh colander to rinse and/or to drain my rice:
Or I use a simple mesh spoon to scoop cooked rice out of the pot of water:
From the article linked at the bottom of this post you will learn:
Where the arsenic is high and low
Basmati rice contains lower levels than other rice.
Brown rice usually contains more arsenic than white rice (because of the husk).
Growing rice organically doesn’t make a difference to levels.
Rice cakes and crackers can contain levels higher than in cooked rice.
The levels of arsenic found in rice milk far exceed the amounts that would be allowed in drinking water.
How to cook rice to remove the most arsenic
Soak your rice overnight – this opens up the grain and allows the arsenic to escape.
Drain the rice and rinse thoroughly with fresh water.
For every part rice add 5 to 10 parts water and cook until the rice is tender – do not allow it to boil dry.
Drain the rice and rinse again with hot water to get rid of the last of the cooking water.
At Blue Zones, we promote a plant-slant diet based on our own research in Blue Zones regions, where populations lived the longest, healthiest lives. It is naturally lower in saturated fat because it is much lower in meat products and processed foods. It also naturally lower in processed sugar and refined grains (white bread, white pasta, etc). Our research concurs with current nutrition and public health research that obesity and other chronic illnesses are multi-faceted:
excess intake of animal products,
excess intake of refined sugar,
cigarette smoking, and
other lifestyle factors
all play a role. It is not fat vs. sugar. It’s your overall dietary pattern and lifestyle that is important.
If you are dealing with cancer… whether you choose traditional treatment, alternative treatment, or any combination of the two… you’re going to need to rebuild your immune system. Even if you’re well & seeking maintenance of your good health here is some sage advice & encouragement.
May Father God guide & direct you on this life changing journey to strength & total wellness. It is not you or your power, it is not your doctor (traditional / alternative), it is not this immune building program, but it is the *Father* doing this healing work within you. Even Yeshua (Jesus) recognized this when he said: “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.”