The Facts About Rice

Find out what to look for when shopping for rice.

The Facts About Rice

A staple in cuisines around the world, rice is widely available and known for its variety. From quick-cooking microwaveable rice pouches to the rice with the least amount of arsenic, get the quick facts behind this popular whole grain.

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Not all rice is created equally. The healthiest options are rice varieties like brown rice and wild rice with their bran and fiber intact. Along with fiber, rice is also a source of essential minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and selenium. Some microwave rice pouches are labeled “parboiled,” which indicates the rice is partly boiled and requires less time to cook. When the rice is soaked, it can act as a resistant starch and increase the vitamin B content. This promotes satiety, lowers insulin response in the body, and may improve digestion and fat metabolism as well.

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