Many ethnic food cultures have rice as a main staple in their cuisine. And the question of: Which is Best White or Brown Rice – often comes up in the minds of many ethnic foods lovers.
Rice Paddies (Photo Attributed to Author: Angie, from Sawara, Chiba-ken, Japan)
Rice is cultivated all over the world, and is naturally grown in rice paddies like this image on the left. And “natural” rice is usually some shade of brown in color. But ever the past several decades, “white” foods, such as white bread, potatoes, pasta, etc., have taken a bad rap. When asked the question: Which is Best – White or Brown Rice? – most “health conscious” cooks will automatically respond with “white”.
But is this really the case? I have had conversations with other cooking enthusiasts, chefs, and nutritionists, whose opinions I respect, and discovered that the “Little White Lie” about which is healthier for you – white “processed” foods, or the brown, marketed as “natural” foods, are best.
So I did some digging and research of my own on this, and came up with the following conclusions to help you decide:
Which is Best White or Brown Rice
(Photo Attributed to Author: Dan McKay)
(Photo Attributed to Author: Takeaway)