Germinated brown rice(????????????) is unpolished brown rice, used primarily as a food grain, that has been allowed to germinate in order to alter the flavor and also to increase levels of nutrients such as ??-aminobutyric acid (GABA). The rice is used in Japanese cuisine & Korean cuisine.
Germinated brown rice has a softer texture than brown rice and a pleasant fragrance, yet retains the health benefits of brown rice, and is marketed as a health food product.
Germinated brown rice is produced by soaking washed brown rice in warm water of approximately 32 ??C (90 ??F) to 34 ??C (93 ??F) for 1 to 2 days.