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Rice Breakdown


It's too bad that rice has gotten a bad reputation with this whole carb-free diet frenzy. As we all know, not only do we need carbs for energy, but carbs in the form of whole grains are a great source of fiber (which can help prevent certain types of cancer), and they keep you feeling full longer. Rice is one of my favorite whole grains since it's easy to cook, can be flavored millions of ways, and is easy to digest. There are so many different kinds though. To see how they compare nutritionally, read more.

Here's the breakdown of half a cup of cooked rice:

Kind of Rice Calories Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Protein (g)
Short-Grain White 133 29.4 0 2.4
Medium-Grain White 121 26.6 0 2.2
Long-Grain White 103 22.3 .3 2.1
Short-Grain Brown 180 38 2 4
Medium-Grain Brown 109 22.9 1.8 2.3
Long-Grain Brown 108 22.4 1.8 2.5
Sticky Rice 169 36.7 1.7 3.5
Wild Rice 83 17.5 1.5 3.3
White Basmati 150 33 .5 3
Brown Basmati 140 31 2 3
Sushi Rice 194 39 0 9.7
Jasmine 160 36 0 3
Chinese Black Rice 160 34 2 5
Arborio 160 36 .5 3

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