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    Why is white rice a better option than brown rice? what about black or red rice? arborrio, jasmine, basmati? Do they all have the similar nutritional values? What are you rice eaters eating these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by balanced View Post
    Why is white rice a better option than brown rice? what about black or red rice? arborrio, jasmine, basmati? Do they all have the similar nutritional values? What are you rice eaters eating these days?
    White rice, because inherently less toxic than brown rice. To get rid of the toxicity in brown rice, you've gotta do some work: soaking/sprouting, and so on. Similar actions need to be taken with phytic acid heavy food.

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    See above. In simple terms the anti-nutrients are found in the husk of the rice and that is what is removed to get white rice from brown.

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    I eat jasmine or basmati, or rice noodles, for oriental dishes. I use arborio for traditional Italian risottos. As those above have pointed out, it's about avoiding toxins. I'm not severely restricting calories so the micronutrient content is of no concern whatsever to me. I just use it as a source of safe palatable starch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paleo-bunny View Post
    I eat jasmine or basmati, or rice noodles, for oriental dishes. I use arborio for traditional Italian risottos. As those above have pointed out, it's about avoiding toxins. I'm not severely restricting calories so the micronutrient content is of no concern whatsever to me. I just use it as a source of safe palatable starch.
    I never liked the taste of brown rice... white rice with the right sauce/seasoning = bliss..

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    Sprouted brown rice > white rice >>>>>>>>>>> cooked brown rice

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    Quote Originally Posted by lssanjose View Post
    I never liked the taste of brown rice... white rice with the right sauce/seasoning = bliss..
    Brown rice annoys me as well. Something about the consistency and after-taste really bothers me. On the other hand, whit rice with a bit of butter, salt, and pepper is amazing. hell, even plain white rice is good in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarek View Post
    Sprouted brown rice > white rice >>>>>>>>>>> cooked brown rice
    Call me a dunce, but clarify, please. Are you saying you prefer sprouted brown rice over white rice. But, you prefer white rice over cooked brown rice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarek View Post
    Sprouted brown rice > white rice >>>>>>>>>>> cooked brown rice
    How much effort does sprouted brown rice take and how does it taste compared to white rice? I am curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paleo-bunny View Post
    How much effort does sprouted brown rice take and how does it taste compared to white rice? I am curious.
    Me too.

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