Rice can be a satisfying and healthy part of many people's diets, but for those with compromised digestion (which in today's world is sadly common!) rice can add to the problem if not properly prepared. Luckily, properly prepared soaked rice is easy to make--it just takes a little planning. The process of soaking the rice unlocks nutrients and makes it easier to digest.
1C Brown rice (ideally organic)
pure water (if using tap water, leave it out on the counter for an hour so the chlorine can evaporate off before using)
1T apple cider vinegar, or 2T brine from sauerkraut or lacto-fermented pickles
1 1/2C Bone broth (ideally) or water
Place rice in a jar or bowl, cover with water, and add the vinegar or brine.
Skim off any rice that floats to the top and throw away
Let soak for at least 24 hours
Drain, rinse, and place in pot to cook
Cover with bone broth or water, bring to a boil, turn to simmer and let cook 45 minutes.
Enjoy! You can use this for any dish that calls for rice.
Note: You cannot achieve the same results with white rice--once the hull has been removed from a grain it loses its nutritional value and is seen as a simple starch by the body.