Announcing Whole Grain (Egg Free) Baking Event – Rice

Baking Event - Rice

Shall we bake with whole grain rice this month? Whole-grain rice is usually brown – but, unknown to many, can also be black, purple, red or any of a variety of exotic hues. So for this event you can bake with any whole grain rice which is easily available.

Why brown rice is considered to be nutritionally superior to white rice when both have similar amounts of calories, carbohydrates and proteins? Like any other whole grain, brown rice (or any other whole grain rice) has the bran and germ intact. The outermost layer of the rice (husk) is only removed in brown rice whereas the husk, bran and germ are all removed leaving the starchy endosperm alone in white rice. In this refining process several vitamins and minerals are lost too, thereby making brown rice the best. To know more about the benefits and nutritional value of brown rice check here.

Whole grain forms of brown rice (or any rice) includes long or short grain rice, brown rice flour, cream of brown rice and even brown rice puff cereal. Make sure that the package reads whole grain or 100% whole grain. Recently I discovered brown rice farina also known as cream of brown rice. Bob’s Red Mill has a huge collection of whole grain stuff. So be sure to check for this brown rice farina too in the organic aisle of grocery stores or health food stores. Brown rice flour is also available from the same company. I have used both brown rice flour and cream of brown rice in Indian cooking instead of its white counterpart and the dishes turned out very good. Can’t wait to use it while baking.

Recipe Ideas:
Rules of the event:

1 Bake anything egg less using one or more of the whole grain forms of rice (whole grain rice, whole grain rice flour, cream of whole grain rice, whole grain rice puff cereal etc).

2 Post it in your blog between Jan 18th 2010 and Feb 17th 2010. The dish can be anything sweet, salty or spicy. The recipes must be either vegetarian and eggless or vegan. If the recipe is from books/blogs/websites, please link back /mention the original source.

3 Multiple entries are more than welcome. Recipes posted prior to the announcement of this event are also welcome provided it qualifies the above criteria and is linked back to this event. Reposting is not necessary. As always there is prize for this event too and old entries will also be considered.

4 Email me your name, blog URL, name of the recipe, recipe URL, photo in 150w x 120h size to wholegrains(at) with Rice as the subject.

5 Non-bloggers you can submit your entries in Eggless Cooking Forums under Share Egg Free Recipes. You have to register first and it’s free! Send me an email after updating there and I’ll include it in the round up.

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  1. I might send you something for this event, if I can hopefully make it to the Indian store before your deadline– I have the perfect recipe in mind πŸ™‚
    Thanks for your feedback on the mango cupcake, Madhuram– glad you liked it.

  2. oh madhuram!!! that is soooo sweet of you to sit and read my old posts! Are you kidding me, even I dont do that :O

    You’re alive, hale and healthy, after reading and commenting on the mokkais right? πŸ™‚

    Healthier and lighter than ever Porkodi.

  3. Btw, am not Akka..! am 24! you’re younger? even then, am not Akka!! πŸ˜› I dont want to grow up girl! Keep cooking and rocking!


    I’m way too older than you PK.

  4. Hey Madhuram!!!

    I didnt know you read Tamil blogs or my comments for that matter πŸ™‚ Thing is, I have read your blog so many times and have bookmarked a bunch of recipes as well! πŸ˜€ Was a silent reader, and thought would comment some day after I cook yours.. πŸ˜‰

    That’s great to know Porkodi.

  5. Madhuram,
    1/4 th cup rice out of 3 cups of whole grain does it qualify for this event. Is there any limitation on the amount of rice flour to be used.
    Planning to bake some thattai with brown rice, will send that also soon.

    That should be fine Sadhana. I too baked ribbon pakoda and it came out very well.

  6. This time I HAVE to send you an entry! I mean I am such a wholegrain freak and I am yet to send one to your event..shame on me! Every time I visit your space, I seem to be welcomes with a new background – White, Grey and now Blue!! Mr. Madhu seems to be busy – talking about which – another website???? Gawd! Where do you guyz have so much energy!!!! Managing one takes ALL MY TIME – leave alone expanding/improving it. Maintaining and answering all emails from CIY takes so much of my time and here you are – with one whole new site! Kudos to your patience.

    It sure is going to take some time for me to remember to visit and get used to your new site. EgglessCooking brand is so established and to imagine you Madhu with another site is sure going take adjusting too πŸ˜‰ This site is so You…Keeping fingers crossed on the new beginning! πŸ™‚ Congrats sweetie…

    Thanks Dhivi. Work wise, I’m cooking it anyway but will be posting it in 2 different places. He does have some work to do and I’m happy/lucky that he has not yet outgrown his interest in my blog/s.

  7. Ok, I see… it’s not baked πŸ˜₯
    Does whole grain mean the rice with its shell? I guess so, then… I’m not in.

    Well maybe the next time πŸ˜‰

  8. Hi there! I’m just about to post a futo-maki sushi recipe and wonder if Japanese rice is ok for the contest. If so, I would love to participate.
    Could you please let me know asap? Thanks a lot.

    Nuria thanks for your interest in the event. Is Japanese rice whole grain? Also this event is only for baking with whole grain forms of rice.


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