Brown Rice Sprouts

Sprouted Brown Rice will probably still need to be cooked after sprouting (it is too crunchy when raw - for us anyway) - but it is faster to cook and tastier too, and of course more nutritious. Rice is nice. @:-) Our Rice comes from sources which are certified organic.

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Soak 1/3 to 1 cup of rice in cool water for 12 hours.

Drain off soak water.

Rinse thoroughly.

Drain thoroughly.

Rinse and Drain with cool water every 8-12 hours.

Rice Sprouts don't need light. Keep your Sprouter in a low light location.

Harvest on day 2 or 3, when most of the grains have short roots. Refrigerate your crop.

Yields approximately 1 Cup (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts

Prep 2/3 cup of seed* then transfer (if necessary) into a bowl or into your Sprouter. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water. Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all. Allow seeds to Soak for 4-24 hours. (read Rice Note directly below for specifics on the Rice you are sprouting.)

Rice Note: ANYtime we soak ANY seed for longer than 12 hours, we change the water. when your first 12 hours is done: Drain off the soak water, Rinse the seeds and refill with fresh water. Continue soaking. It is extremely rare to soak longer than 12 hours, but Brown Rice is a seed that can usually take it. We suggest that you try your first batch with a 12 hour Soak and see how you like the results. You can try the longer Soak on future crops. That way you'll know the differences and which you prefer. Wehani and Red Thai will sprout well after an 8-12 hour Soak. Wild Rice will split after a short Soak and frankly, we've never seen a sprout on it, but it is SO GOOD we don't care. We Soak it for about 4 hours. It is the one rice we actually eat raw. It is still plenty chewy, but it's quite good. Lori loves it!

Empty the seeds into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. You may water plants or use it in stock if you like - it has nutrients in it. Rinse thoroughly with cool (60°-70°) water. Drain thoroughly!

Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. This is where your sprouts do their growing. We use a counter top - in the corner of our kitchen, but where the sprouter won't get knocked over by cats, dogs, kids or us. We don't mind the indirect sunlight or the 150 watts of incandescent light, because light just does not matter much. A plant can only perform photosynthesis when it has leaves. Until then light has little if any effect. Sprouts also happen to like air-circulation, so don't hide your sprouts.

Rinse and Drain again in 8-12 hours. And, perhaps one more... Rinse and Drain in 8-12 hours. And, if you like one more... Rinse and Drain in 8-12 hours.

We usually stop here (or sooner if we have roots). We like our rice sprouts small (actually we don't even care if rice sprouts. A bulging germ is more than good enough for us. Once a seed takes in its fill of water it is alive and therefore nutritionally superior.

Harvest Your sprouts are done 8-12 hours after your final Rinse. Be sure to Drain them as thoroughly as possible after that final Rinse. The goal during the final 8-12 hours is to minimize the surface moisture of your sprouts - they will store best in your refrigerator if they are dry to the touch.

Refrigerate Transfer the sprout crop to a plastic bag or the sealed container of your choice. We have Produce Storage Bags that will extend shelf life substantially.

* If using Sproutpeople's Single Harvest Pack - use the whole bag. It will produce a crop of approximately 8 ounces.

These seeds yield approximately 1.5:1 - which means the sprouts will weigh one-and-one-half times as much as the seed you start with, so you can theoretically start with 2/3 as much dry seed as your Sprouter's capacity, though we always suggest you leave more room - especially when you are new to a crop.

Brown Rice Soaked for 12 hours, then Rinsed and Drained.

12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle.

12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle.

12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle.

12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle. You can be done - or go....

12 hours more.... Harvest Time!

A close-up which shows just how little the sprout will be.

Brown Rice: Short grain is usually the way to go as the seed is more likely to be intact (un-broken), which is always best, but there are times when long-grain is as good. We always offer the best sprouting rice we can get regardless of grain size. Brown Rice must be cooked (1 part water:1 part rice, for 15 minutes) - it just is not tender enough to eat as a raw sprout (for most people - - well - - for us anyway).

Rice produces a bulging germ or a tiny sprout - but cooks up more quickly and has greater nutritional benefit (like all sprouts - yes, even when cooked sprouts are way nutritious) and it is sweeter!

If there is anything unique about our current seed, we will tell you about it here. Seed Shelf Life: 3 years. Store in cool, dark, dry spot. Store in freezer to extend shelf life.

Seed Storage

Rice is best stored in a cool location - at Sproutpeople, we keep it in a freezer. If you plan on storing it for more than 3 months you should use a cool location, because, it is, on ocassion pleasing to a particular pest - the Indian Meal Moth, which can appear out of nowhere when conditions are right (hot). These are organic seeds after all, so there is no other way to keep your seeds absolutely safe, except to freeze them. Consider yourself a tad smarter =:-}

Happy Sprouting!

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Junie

I saw sprouted rice at the store &figured I could do the same with my beloved Easy Sprouter cup system. Turned out superb! Ate it after 8 hour soak. Two day rinse. They had tiny sprout embryos and tasted great. Cool Seattle weather... but it worked just fine!

Gale D

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I am in love!!! I sprouted the rice grains and was nibbling on them the third day. I cooked the rice today and was very pleased with the result!!! It is important to remember that it is a 1:1 rice:water ratio!!! This was the best rice I have ever had!!!! Thank you for the great rice!!!