Is brown rice raw?

I have believed that brown rice is not really raw because it is heated during the processing, but am I wrong?

I know that brown rice can be sprouted. Does it mean that brown rice is considered raw if it is eaten raw? Or is it considered raw (or living) food only when it is sprouted? I would appreciate it very much if someone can clarify this for me.

Thank you.


  • No, it's not raw.

  • ambiguousambiguous Raw Newbie

    Most dry brown rice is sproutable, and hence (obviously) raw. However, it will stay very crunchy unless you cook it, so I can't imagine why you'd want to eat it raw. You could sprout and then use it to make raw rice milk, though.

  • superfood2 and ambiguous, thank you very much for answering my question.

  • bittbitt Raw Newbie

    quinoa is much easier to eat sprouted. and it's a seed, not a grain.

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