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Organic Long Grain Brown Rice, 40 lbs.
Supply note: We should have this product available again approximately Nov. 30, 2020, and we expect to begin accepting preorders on this page approximately six weeks prior to that date.
Our long grain brown rice is certified organic, triple-cleaned and perfect for all baking and cooking purposes.
Convenient & safe storage
Our whole grain rice is certified organic and non-GMO, and comes in six-gallon buckets (or pails... another word for the same container), containing 40 lbs. net weight. When you store brown rice at home, it needs to be protected in a couple of ways. First, it needs to be protected from a variety of little critters who'd like to get to it before you do. Weevils and rodents, for example. You also need to protect your brown rice from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our long grain brown rice comes in provide full protection against these storage risks. They have airtight gasket-sealed lids, Mylar liners, and oxygen absorber packets that remove the oxygen from the air in the bucket after we put the lid on. The O2 absorbers leave an atmosphere of nitrogen in the bucket (because air is mainly oxygen and nitrogen). Our buckets safely lock out pests, and biological processes are put "on hold" in the Mylar protected, oxygen-free nitrogen atmosphere, so your brown rice enjoys complete peace and quiet until you want to use it.
“Pleasant Hill organic brown rice has been a regular on my menu for the past two or three years. The quality and flavor of this rice cannot be overstated. I've served this rice to all of my friends and their opinion is always the same: This is the best brown rice they've ever tasted.”
– Michael R., GA
In whole-grain foods, the plant's cellular walls protect nutrients from oxidation. The process of oxidation begins to occur as soon as grain is ground, exposing the cell's contents to oxygen in the air. Flour that is several days (or more) old, has been exposed to oxygen that inevitably diminishes its nutritional value. The way to get full nutrition from whole grain foods is to mill them when you need them, right in your kitchen. Modern high-speed grain mills make it fast and easy to enjoy the freshest, best tasting and most nutritious food imaginable!
All of our whole grain rice is triple-cleaned to ensure purity and protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. (Brown rice that isn't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)
All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO). Also, PHG does not sell any grains, beans, lentils, pulses or seeds sourced from China.
Our organic brown rice has a shelf life of 10+ years when unopened and stored in a cool, dark, dry environment.
History & Uses
Brown rice (oryza sativa) is a gluten-free cereal grain that can be ground for flour or cooked whole. It’s easily digested, may lower the risk of diabetes, lower cholesterol, and help maintain a healthy weight.
Rice is predominantly grown in South Asia, but is cultivated on every continent except Antarctica, in over a hundred countries worldwide. Rice is a staple food in Asian countries and is popular in many western cuisines as well, making it the most popular grain for human consumption.
One way to classify rice is by the length of the kernel. Rice is available as long, medium, and short grain. Long grain has an elongated kernel, while short grain is nearly round. Short grain rice is sometimes referred to as sticky rice because it’s higher in amylopectin (a type of starch) which causes it to stick together when cooked. Sticky rice is perfect for making sushi, eating with chopsticks, and making rice pudding. Long grain rice stays fluffy when cooked, making it the preferred option to use in soups, casseroles, salads or as a side dish.
Have you wondered what the difference is between white and brown rice? White rice starts out as the same grain as brown rice, but the nutrient-packed bran and germ part of the kernel are removed in order to make a rice that cooks up softer and is white in color. The bran and germ remain intact in brown rice, and they give the cooked rice a slightly chewy texture and earthy brown color. Both white and brown rice have had the inedible outer hull removed. Brown rice is considered a whole grain food, while white rice is refined.
Rice bran, which is not present in white rice, contains most of the grain’s fiber. Fiber aids in the digestion of carbohydrates by slowing down the digestion process, and this helps the body sustain a steadier blood sugar and energy level. Fiber also keeps you feeling full longer, making it easier to eat less, for those who want to lose weight.
Rice germ, which is also absent from white rice, contains 30% of the grain’s nutrients even though it comprises just 1% of the total weight of the whole grain! Rice germ is high in protein, essential amino acids, fatty acids, and fiber. It’s also a good source of thiamine, vitamin B6, vitamin E, iron and magnesium.
There are endless varieties of rice—over 40,000! Some of the most common varieties are basmati, jasmine, and arborio. Each of these varieties are available as either whole grain brown rice or refined white rice. Our organic long grain brown rice is a variety called Mermentau and it’s grown in Texas.
Beyond cooking, rice can also be ground into gluten free flour, puffed to use in baked goods like granola bars, or fermented to make saké. Brown rice can be ground with any type of grain mill. Brown rice flour should be used quickly after milling to avoid rancidity. Rice flour is popular in gluten free diets.
To cook, boil 2 cups of liquid (water, or stock) for every 1 cup of rice. It’s important to keep the pot covered while cooking to allow the rice to steam. When brown rice is cooked it swells to twice its dry volume.
“This is a great value for organic brown rice. Shipped quickly. This is why I keep returning as a customer.”
– Gary R., NM
Pleasant Hill Grain offers over thirty kinds of. None of our grains, seeds, legumes, or pulses are sourced from China. Wondering which grains are gluten free? Check out our .
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Gamma Seal lids are remarkably practical two-part gadgets that transform standard plastic buckets into rugged, gasketed, resealable storage containers that are both air-tight and water-tight.
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|Product Weight (lbs.)||43 lb.|
|Net Weight||40 lb.|
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By Alan Agnew in WA on 5/24/2018 - Verified BuyerIt does taste good for boiling. However, the better part comes if you sit the rice in water for about 24 hours before cooking it. Why? Because it allows the rice to ferment. Better yet, by storing some of this water and using it again on the next rice batch, you get an even stronger fermentation.
By doing this to this organic rice, it tasted better. The coconut aminos also taste better on this rice than when it is not fermented. Great stuff!5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Gary R. in NM on 5/5/2016 - Verified BuyerThis is a great value for organic brown rice. Shipped quickly. This is why I keep returning as a customer.2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Roy K. in IL on 3/23/2020 - Verified BuyerThe rice was delivered as promised. The product is superior in quality and we have been purchasing Pleasant Hill Grain items for a couple years now with only high marks for the organization.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Chuck V. in ID on 3/1/2020 - Verified BuyerEvery order, always the best quality and service.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Grateful on 2/25/2020 - Verified BuyerFast shipping, lovely people in customer service also.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Candace C. in NY on 10/27/2018 - Verified BuyerMy items arrived right on time. They were packaged very well and there was no damage to any of the packaging or items. Items themselves were delicious and I look forward to making more monthly orders of their organic items. I love the easy open gamma seal bucket lids which provide the perfect way to keep my product fresh and dry.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Fran E. in IN on 9/16/2018 - Verified BuyerThis is good clean basic food. Good for eating now and keeping on hand for emergencies.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Robert E. in MO on 3/31/2017 - Verified BuyerWe have used Pleasant Hill products for years and the rice is the best rice we have found. We wouldn't buy any other and the service is great. Bob Edson.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Terry M. in TN on 1/30/2020 - Verified BuyerQuality and reliability makes for a great product.1 person didn't find this review helpful. Did you?
By Stephen E L. in CT on 3/29/2020 - Verified BuyerThe rice is great tasting. I always use a pressure cooker. The order took a while to arrive, but that can happen sometimes. Barbara in Customer Service is the best-- very helpful.
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Thanks for your review, and for your business, Stephen. Due to COVID-19 conditions, our processing time was running about 4 days longer than normal when you ordered.Was this review helpful to you?