We finally had the time to go to the grocery yesterday and buy a kilo of brown rice. The taste and texture is different from the white rice we’re used to, but before you rule this kind of rice out of your menu because of the color (and the fact that it takes longer to cook and the water measurement is sometimes hard to estimate), there are many articles where you’ll read that red/brown rice is better for your health than white rice.
Brown and white rice come from the same rice plant, but is unpolished (whole grain) and therefore has most of the nutrients intact.
Brown rice is rich in Manganese which helps produce energy from protein and carbohydrates, aiding in the synthesis of fatty acids and producing cholesterol which also helps the body produce sex hormones. Manganese is also a component of superoxide dismutase, which protects our bodies from damage brought by free radicals.
Brown rice is also rich in fiber and selenium, which helps in lowering the risk of colon cancer. To find out more about the health benefits of eating brown rice, visit this website.