Chapter 31 or The Mauryan Empire of India introduced us to the Jakata Tales and Rabbit Ear Productions. Apparently, PBS showed a series of books read by famous actors between 1984-1995, put together by Rabbit Ear Productions. The Tiger and the Brahmin with Ben Kingsley is one of them. I did not want to look it up through my library, especially because I found something similar online. The kids loved it.
For this chapter’s activity, we made white rice. Three things I want to say about this. First of all, I don’t usually eat white rice because it is not as healthy as brown rice.
But I happened to have some white rice in the house and we gave the recipe a try. Continue reading
The nutrition class I took in college recommended that we cook all whole grains for at least one hour, to make them as digestible as possible. I use three cups of water for white rice and four cups for brown rice. I realize people have strong feelings about how they cook their rice. I am just sharing what I have discovered in my kitchen.