Brown rice or White rice for you..?

rice - white and brown rice
United States
January 15, 2008 10:47am CST
which one do you eat? I changed to brown rice a month ago, its very healthy fot you!
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15 responses
@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
16 Jan 08
hi cliff. brown rice is more expensive compare to white rice. another thing is i rarely found brown rice here so i will prefer white rice since it is the one abundant here...
• United States
16 Jan 08
Neena, I dont think it is more expensive here... where are you at anyway?
• Philippines
17 Jan 08
hi. i'm here in an ordinary town of sariaya here in quezon province Philippines. well our town since just an ordinary town, we only have limited kinds of food supplies here compare to Manila of course. In manila you can find all of the needed supplies for different types of cuisines including native ones unlike here in our town... the last time i have eaten brown rice is when i was 7 years old. now i am already in my 25 years of age. i am the one who purchase our food and i rarely found brown rice and if there is any is more expensive compare to white rice...
• United States
17 Jan 08
neena, funny that you can still remember since 7 years old? thanks for all the info about your place. most people like white rice better unless you give it a chance... it takes longer to cook also.
• China
16 Jan 08
Hi,there,cliff, We eat White rice here..Actually brown rice is much healther than the White rice it contains more nutrition.. I remembered once my teacher told me that "most of the time the fruit or vegetables or the grains with more deep color contains more nutrition than the ones with light color "maybe it is a little bit absolute ....I'd rather believe it is true..;-) Molly;)
• United States
16 Jan 08
hi Molly, yes brown rice is much more healthy. White rice is mostly "filler" food. I will remember the darker fruit theory, maybe time to research on internet. I have some "red cargo rice" here too, it is reddish color. Happy day to you.. time to sleep for me. -cliff
• China
16 Jan 08
Hi,there,cliff, Thank u.....good night to u and have a sweet dream... see u..byebye.. Molly;-)
• United States
16 Jan 08
thanks Molly, but i am awake now! ha ha... maybe we will get the chance to play later today on mylot ;) -cliff
• United States
26 Mar 08
I prefer white rice. I've never heard of brown rice. I'll try it tonight.
• India
27 Mar 08
i am wondering how come you ar not knowing brown rice. it iis really brown in color and it is hand made rice not hte machine made one which polishes the rice and removes the brown color. so try today.
@pinay81 (1538)
• Philippines
17 Jan 08
hi cliff, how are you today:-) ok for me i always prepare white rice because i have no choice brown rice is expensive but more nutrients than white and sometimes brown rice is not available in the market but white rice you will find it in every corner of the market even in the little store beside my house i love to eat rice specially fried rice yummy:-)
• United States
18 Jan 08
thansk Pinay, i wonder white rice is so popular the world over, when brown is more healthy?
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
16 Jan 08
I will stick to white rice. Tried one time to eat brown rice but I don't like the taste even I heard from some people that brown rice is healthy. But I am not used to it. Already in love with white rice :)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Hi Nyumix...you will acquire a taste after a few times, use tiny bit of salt and mix with veggies.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
16 Jan 08
hi cliffcliff! yeah, i like brown rice too, however, we still eat the white rice because it is much cheaper in our country. it used to be that brown rice was considered the rice for poor people, but when it was discovered to have health benefits, they started producing it organically, hence the increase in price because it is now considered a high value crop. good day! :-)
• United States
17 Jan 08
everybody is saying it is more expensive in your country. does your country grow rice there?
@owstalaga (4553)
• Philippines
16 Jan 08
I'm more of a white rice eater... haha... anyway... i did taste brown rice... it was okay... but it's expensive so i don't think we'll be able to eat brown rice a lot. =)
• United States
17 Jan 08
wonder why everybody says brown rice is more expensive in PI, i noticed that. Its same price here i think. - cliff
@omupas (1243)
• United States
15 Jan 08
When I eat rice it is primarily white rice. Growing up, white rice was all the I ever had in my house and in the Asian culture white rice is the primary type of rice. I don't eat rice as often as I used to, but I'll eat either white rice or brown rice depending on what I'm eating at the time. But more often than not, it's white rice that I consume.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I prefer white rice myself. I have been trying to eat more brown rice and whole wheat pasta though since it is so much better for you.
• United States
15 Jan 08
once you acquire a tates for it , it is really good and hearty too. Best fiber in the world and you can mix it with other rice. -cliff
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I much prefer the texture and chewiness of brown rice over white rice. Indeed, it is much healthier for you with greater fibre so less carbohydrate/sugars becoming a problem.
• Indonesia
7 Apr 08
We usually eat white rice. But some friends told me that brown rice is better for my diet and I read in some article that brown rice have more vitamins than white rice. I tried eating brown rice but the taste is really really off! I don't know any recipe that can make them taste good. Although I still trying to eat replace white rice with brown rice, for me only though, for my diet, my husband and daughter would not touch it.
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
27 Mar 08
I like different kind of rice. But on occasions only. Because I like bread better. But if rice is on the tale, and I haven't eat it for a long time, surely I will eat it no matter what color it is. lol
@subhaak (63)
• India
27 Mar 08
Brown rice is good for health as it contains fibre. So i recently changed into brown rice. Occansionally i do take white rice.
@popocan (222)
• Hong Kong
24 Mar 08
I prefer white rice that it goes with all dishes, but brown rice is meant to be healthier.
24 Mar 08
where do we get brown rice in US??