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Brown Rice v White Rice?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by tank666, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. tank666

    tank666 Green Belt

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    Hi,

    I eat white rice everyday (my wife is oriental so we normally just eat oriental food apart from w/ends) and just wondered how much difference eating brown would make. I am aware its better for you but is it a significant difference or just a minor one. The reason I ask is my wife HATES brown rice and it would be a pain in the butt to have to make it in our ricemaker as I would have to take all her stuff out first.

    But if it would make a big difference (as in I am trying to cut excess bodyfat) then I would do it.

    Any advice appreciated.
     
  2. Bizz

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    Brown rice isnt even realy rice .... odly enough.

    I think the differance is significant but I am less educated on this stuff then a majority of the people around here.
     
  3. codysweet02

    codysweet02 Brown Belt

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    Pretty sure white rice is simple sugar and brownrice is complex. This means it would make a diff, however i could be wrong about the simple/complex. Get Kabuki or Madmick in here, or hell search for it i bet you can find osmething.
     
  4. 2om30

    2om30 Red Belt

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    i mix it up......one part brown two parts white. Also, i cook this in the rice maker all the time. Try that maybe your wife might like it.
     
  5. supersudo

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    only time white rice is good is post-workout for that insulin-spike.. being asian myself and growing up on white rice.. i can definitely tell a difference between white and brown rice.. brown keeps me fuller longer.. after a while, u'll get used to the taste and not even think twice about eating brown rice..

    o yeh.. and tell ur wife not to make anymore tofu/soy products!!!! soy sauce is ok though :wink:
     
  6. Chad Hamilton

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    White rice is refined, much like white flour, white sugar.
    Brown rice is still in it's whole form.

    Your body will digest and use brown rice much better than it will white rice.
    Brown rice also has flavor, texture, depth and to my well traveled palate, it's a bonus.

    This is why I choose brown rice.
     
  7. tank666

    tank666 Green Belt

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    thanx a lot for all the advice! will try and talk the wife around, and will tell her about tofu and soy based products as well cheers supersudo.
     
  8. blanko

    blanko Guest

    white rice is "refined"??? WTF???
     
  9. the headhunter

    the headhunter White Belt

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    yes brown rice is rice in its more natural form, white rice is "refined" from it and stripped of its nutrients...

    it's like how white bread is made with white flour...
     
  10. Todd Gack

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    I prefer wild rice.
     
  11. blanko

    blanko Guest

    i donno, all of east asia eat's white rice and they don't "process" it.
     
  12. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    It's "processed" by removing the bran, or outer brown sheath which contains all the nutrients you need to digest the inner, white rice.
     
  13. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    I have an awesome Kichari recipe if anyone is interested.
     
  14. codysweet02

    codysweet02 Brown Belt

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    Yeah post it...what is it? Also what is wild rice? I mean i know what it is but what types of rive are in it and are they the same as brown rice nutritionaly?
     
  15. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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  16. Chad Hamilton

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  17. Valgarv

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    Man your fear of soy cracks me up
     
  18. Valgarv

    Valgarv Guest

    Yes. I very much prefer the taste of wild rice.

     
  19. Valgarv

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    Sorry about the differences in the way the two are nutritionally rated... Multiply the Wild Rice values by 2 and compare.

    Wild Rice has about half the fat and twice the protein of brown rice. It also has nearly 4x the amount of fiber.

    I've done my good deed for the day. I love Wild Rice. Did I mention it tastes better?
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The best way to cook Brown Rice if you want it the same texture and consistency of white is in a pressure cooker. The difference has already been stated. Brown or Long-grain Wild > White.
     

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