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How to Rinse and Soak Grains [VIDEO]

March 26, 2014

When it comes to taste and nutritional value, are you getting the most out of your grains? Many of us skip right over the “rinsing” or “soaking” steps in recipes that call for whole grains, but there’s good reason to stop that habit. Taking the time to rinse, strain, or soak grains not only improves the texture and taste of grains and makes their nutrients easier to digest—it’s also incredibly quick and easy! Now you have no excuse.

In this video, Diana from Wellness Today shares her expert technique for rinsing and soaking four of the most common whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, and old-fashioned rolled oats. Each needs its own slightly unique preparation, from an overnight soak to a quick rinse, and Diana covers them all, giving you the expertise you need to make all your grains great. Check it out below!

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Do you rinse and soak your whole grains? What expert tips do you have to share? Tell us in the comments!