Rice is an important component to a balanced diet and in the brown form is an excellent source of whole grain fiber. We have provided some quick facts on rice nutrition below and encourage you to refer to the USDA’s website for additional information on how rice fits in to a balanced diet:

Quick Facts on Rice

  • 100 calories per ½ cup serving
  • No cholesterol or sodium
  • Trace amounts of fat
  • Gluten free and non-allergenic
  • Easy to digest
  • Complex carbohydrate, a necessary component to fuel the body

Brown versus White Rice

The difference between brown and white is that the bran layer is left on brown rice during the milling process. This bran layer retains more vitamins and fiber and provides a nutty flavor. White rice has the bran layer removed and as a result has a milder taste and texture.


For more information on general cooking preparation and inventive recipes please explore the following links.

Rice Cooking Basics and Recipes