Ack, there's no node for brown rice?!

Brown rice is basically white rice that has not been milled. Natural rice has a layer of bran and fiber around it. To make white rice, the milling process remove this layer leaving just the core of the rice. Now, this has a few important consequences. The inner part of the rice is esentially just carbohydrates. The layer of bran on the rice contains extra proteins, minerals, and dietary fiber. This makes it a much better choice in terms of eating a healthy balanced diet. Many manufacturers add minerals to white rice to make up for what is lost in milling, however it still does not contain as much fiber (which studies have suggested helps to reduce the risk of heart disease).

So go buy some brown rice and do your body a favor. Topped with a little salsa, it tastes great!

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