Question: I love rice of all kinds and I would like to know if brown rice is better for you than white rice. What's the difference?
Murphy - About.com User
Answer: Brown rice hasn't had the brown-colored bran covering removed, so it's considered a whole grain. Most people prefer the texture of white rice because it's fluffier and cooks faster without the bran.
Brown rice has more fiber than white rice -- about 3 1/2 grams of fiber per cup, while the same amount of white rice has less than one gram.
Recipes Using Brown Rice
- Brown Rice With Carrots, Celery and Ginger
- Brown Rice Risotto with Asparagus and Porcini
- Brown Rice Pilaf
- Pecan Rice
- Rice Medley with Shrimp
United States Department of Agriculture. "USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference."