Basmati rice is meant to be far better for you than normal white/brown rice.
I blame rice for my newly forming Buddha belly.
Rice isn't necessarily bad for you, not like rat poison bad for you. It's more like cane sugar or wonder bread bad for you. Much like Fruity Pebbles, white white can be nutritious part of your balanced breakfast.
Plus, I doubt basmati is better for you, but it is quite tasty, especially when swimming in ghee and spices and lamb.
I believe that white rice (especially the hulled kind) is a simple carb, not a complex one. Here is what's wrong with most white rice:
Originally Posted by Nihonto
Somebody correct me here but I think things like sushi rice (japonica) is an unhulled/unmilled white rice that retains the husk, bran and germ.
Originally Posted by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_rice
I've been eating lots of quinoa in the evenings as my post workout meal and I eat oats every morning. I don't do much rice.
If you have an Asian grocery store in your area, go the rice aisle and get several different kinds of rice. Then mix and match for taste. i like brown and white mixed together. There's also a Korean rice that is red/purple in color that is good too. It think it's called Ogokbap or "red-bean" rice sometimes. It's a mixture of several rices and grains.
So am I right that ogokbap is the rice with the red/purple stuff mixed in? Or is it something else?
Nope, it's starch, which is a complex carbohydrate.
Originally Posted by Yohan
For information about the glycemic index of different types of rice, see this study. I've already commented on it at some length here and here, but for the purposes of this thread, here's the short version:
Most types of rice will drive up your blood sugar fairly quickly. If you aren't actively trying to do this, you're probably better off eating another type of grain that's digested more slowly.
The problem with white rice is that it's has a lower nutritional content than brown rice.
It won't kill you, but I don't see a reason to eat when when you have brown rice (or superior grains) available to you. It's like eating paper instead of kashi-go-lean cereal... or maybe not, but that's the idea.
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Well, there is taste, smell, texture, and visual appeal.
But other than that, no reason.:laughing1
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