Thanks for the frozen brown rice tip. Usually I cook a big pot of rice and eat from it for several days. On that particular day, I thought there was enough leftover rice for two people, and it turned out there was only enough for one, hence the quick cooking rice experiment. Frozen brown rice would be good to keep around for an emergency.
The rice pudding turned out well, but this morning my fasting blood sugar was 100. Once upon a time I would have thought that was great, but now that is high for me! I am attributing this to a large rice pudding snack I ate last night about an hour before going to bed. I have found that too much brown rice at night can raise my fbs the next morning, and this was rice with sugar, almond milk, and raisins mixed in (plus some cornstarch to thicken it up -- maybe ground flaxseed would have been a better choice). Tonight I am going to try a (much) smaller serving of rice pudding, and eat it immediately after my dinner of beans and greens. Then I'll check my postprandial sugar (if I remember -- I have a hard time remembering to do this; maybe I should set an alarm) and see what happened. Science experiments can be fun!
I have to stay with my turtle energy.
Slow and steady wins the race. -- Letha