brown rice---how much do you know about this type of rice?

@Cutie18f (9563)
Philippines
October 18, 2012 5:52pm CST
Frankly, I really do not know much about brown rice but yesterday I met someone who told me that she is trying to lose weight by eating brown rice. She said a doctor gave her that advice because the doctor herself used to be overweight and now has lost half her weight without exercise and dieting---but by only eating brown rice. What's with brown rice? Is this true? Brown rice by the way is very expensive in our country. It costs more than one hundred pesos per kilo, so. If I have it for my rice, I am sure to be limiting my intake of it because of its price. I don't know. What do you think?
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16 responses
@ChoukseyMK (1055)
• India
19 Oct 12
recently i searched it in the market i found it costlier than ordinary rice. i never tasted though doctor recommended for me too.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
Only a few people I think are buying it that is why the cost is higher.
• Philippines
22 Oct 12
I don't think that's the reason. If they raise the price because only few people buy it, then less people are going to buy it! It is accordingly more healthy and nutricious, making it more valuable.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
If there is one thing i know about brown rice is that it can be a bit expensive and is good in fiber.. but indeed expensive than the regular white rice.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
I wonder why it should be more expensive when it has not been subjected to processing.
@toniganzon (49925)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
I don't know much about it either but i heard how healthy it is. Some people told me they don't like the taste of brown rice but i think i'm going to like it. I usually like food that are healthy, unless they have a strange smell or taste.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Hi Toni! You might have difficulty looking for brown rice there in another country.
• Canada
19 Oct 12
Brown rice and white rice are the same, only the refinery process makes it different. The process to get brown rice removes only the outmost layer of the rice. Then after that to get white rice, it goes into milling and polishing. This process destroys all nutritional value of the rice: vitamins, mineral, fiber, essential fatty acid, etc. Brown rice has more fiber than white rice. This nutrition, fibers makes us more full. Digestion system works more to break it down. When your organs are working, you are burning calorie. People who eat fiber rich foods, whole grains tends to weight less than those who eat less these fiber-rich foods. To cook brown rice, you need to soak it 30 min to 1 hour before cooking. It requires also more water than cooking white rice, usually 2:1. Some people are not used to the taste. My kids did not like it first time they tried. But they are overweight, and the doctor keep telling them to eat brown rice, fortunately they listen and try again. I try different kinds of brown rice. Now, my kids do not want to eat white rice anymore, every day brown rice. My son already loose 30 lbs by eating brown rice.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Amazing. I am now eager to try it, but I am thinking about my dogs who eat corn. Brown rice is very expensive in our place.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
19 Oct 12
I don't know much about brown rice because I still prefer the white, polished one. It is expensive but it sure is healthy and organic. My husband bought me some for me to taste and I didn't really like it. I am not sure about its slimming effect but it's still rice and therefore, carbs. I think it is just more fibrous than the commercial white ones that helps sweep off our digestion. BUt then again, I am no expert on this. Except for the taste.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
In terms of taste, I am sure white rice is the much-preferred type of rice, but when it comes to health benefits, I think there's more benefits in eating brown rice--that is what they say.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
That's too bad. Here in Metro Manila there are varieties that sell at P50-60 and those are the kind that I buy. Brown rice is actually brown because it has not been refined so the soft brown husks are still there. It's a lot better than white rice because it is packed with fiber. And you get full immediately so you don't need to eat more rice. These are tricks for brown rice - first, upon rinsing, do not cook immediately. Let it soak for about 30 min. Second, usually, the ratio is 1 cup rice and 2 cups water (white rice is more one cup-one cup, right?) That way, the rice will be soft and sort of puffed. Also, since there is more water added, the volume of the cooked rice will be more, too.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Oh, so there is a different way of cooking it. I wonder why it is considered healthy when rice is supposed to give you more sugar.
• United States
19 Oct 12
I cna't eat it because it is just awful to taste. I know it takes longer to cook as well. it is a healthy way to eat that is all I know about it. my sister is health smart and will only eat brown rice.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Oh? So the taste is not good?
@lady1993 (17500)
• Philippines
21 Oct 12
I am not sure.. i don't know much about it.. but since a doctor suggested i, maybe it is true. A friend of mine was eating it before, but only a little.. but nothing changed in her. Maybe it depends on the person too..
• India
19 Oct 12
hai cutie18f, the information you have posted is absolutly wrong. the brown rice is mostly using in south india,kerala. but it dont helps for weightloss. and the price is 35 rupees per kilo. i am also using this rice thatswhy i can say u
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
19 Oct 12
hi, brown rice is good for health, I used to see my grandparents used to eat only brow rice, when i was a child. But as the time went on ,people slowly stopped eating brown rice. I don't know the reason . when ever i go to their house i ask them , as i like it. My mom also says ,its very healthy food. But as you said ,its costly too.May be that's why very less people prefer it.
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
Brown rice is good for the body for it can help in the releasing of toxins in our body, really it is godo for digestion. My friend used to eat this and it is really effective way to loose weight. You may buy a kilo of brown rice, and when you prepare it, mix it with white rice, maybe 3/4 white rice and 1/4 brown rice, with increasing increments on the brown rice, in that way , you may still save some pesos while dieting and losing weight. Good luck and thanks
• India
19 Oct 12
Brown rice is said that it is rich in vitamin B12 that is cyanocobalamin. But weight loss by the rice is I think not true because all kinds of rice are basically carbohydrates. And carbohydrates are always believed weight gaining material. These are my opinions which may or may not be true.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
19 Oct 12
Its very healthy, we dont use it much here in mx. But I cooked it alot while living in the usa. Here, we can only buy it at walmart. You gave me a good idea to go with my pot roast tonight.
• Bangladesh
19 Oct 12
The food density of brown rice is less than that of white rice. Rice of low density will of course give low calorie. If you replace brown rice in every meal then every time you are getting low calorie that wont let you get fatty. This is the main reason for which you will lose weight daily.
@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
19 Oct 12
I frequent a sushi place here which use brown rice for some of their sushi rolls. They taste pretty good to me as sushi rolls; I've never tried it as other dishes. And at that sushi place, they seem to be the ones that first run out for the day as more and more people prefer them over the ones with regular white sushi rice.
@silentwill (1686)
• Philippines
19 Oct 12
My sister and her family prefers this over the most common white variant and because I lived with them I'd gotten to try eating it as well. It's softer and stickier than white rice andeven though I've eaten brown rice several times I'm still not used to it.