Is Rice Healthy For Me? Does White vs Brown Rice Matter?

I wanted to know the exact answer to the age old question, “What’s the meaning of life?”

But I couldn’t find an answer for that. So instead I set my sights on rice:

  • Is it good for us? Bad for us?
  • How do different types of rice affect me?
  • What wins, brown rice vs white rice?

After all, we get questions about rice ALL the time:

“Steve I’m Paleo but I hear rice isn’t that bad for you, help?”

“Why do you eat white rice at Chipotle? I hear white rice is way worse for you than brown rice. Just like white vs wheat bread!”

“Is it okay to eat rice and not anger the Paleo Gods?”

Lets dig into ALL of this in our big post on rice below…

Is Rice Healthy For Me?


Depending on how you want to feel about rice, you can point to either of the following studies:

People that live in Okinawa (home to Mr. Miyagi!), the highest life expectancy on the planet, eat a lot of rice. Rice HAS to be good for you then. Team Rice!

People of the Marshall Islands, home to one of the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes (pdf) on the planet, eat a lot of rice. Rice is the devil! Team No Rice!

Feel free to pick one of the above studies to show that you’re right and superior compared to the other team. It’s like opposing political parties (rice vs no rice) that staunchly follow party lines.

Now, if you have’t made up your mind on rice (you’re an independent!), or you’ve been avoiding it because, Paleo, keep reading. Or maybe you’re up for, gasp, changing parties!

Let’s dig into this election! Feel free to listen to “Hail to the Chief (but just the part you know)” while reading the rest of this.

Rice is technically is a seed of the grass species. It comes in many varieties, it’s a grain that doesn’t contain gluten (unlike some other grains), and its macronutrient breakdown is generally something like (in 1 cup of cooked rice):

  • 200ish calories
  • 0-1 gram of fat
  • 45ish g of carbohydrates
  • 4-5 grams of protein

Now, depending on how you currently view your diet, you might have a few key thoughts looking at that list above. “45 grams of carbs! That’s bad! Carbs are bad because I read it somewhere! Rice? Ah!”

The reality is this: carbs are neither inherently good nor bad. Kind of like The Force in Star Wars; the Force can be used for good or evil purposes, but it’s inherently neutral: quantity and quality matter.

Rice can be part of a bad (unhealthy) or good (healthy) diet completely dependent upon your goals and lifestyle:

  • Are you in the process of building muscle and getting bigger? Rice is a cheap source of high calorie, high-carbohydrate food, easily digestible and helpful in running a caloric surplus.
  • Trying to lose weight? You might be trying to lose weight and find that eating a lot of rice is putting you over your calorie and carb goals for the day, so you may choose to eat less or avoid the food entirely.

At the end of the day, consuming more calories than you burn will add weight to your frame in the long term, and vice versa: this is Food Science 101, and it will be on your midterm exam.

Now, obviously it’s not the whole story (quality and type of calories are important too). There’s a lot going on behind the scenes with rice.

What’s the Difference Between Brown Rice and White Rice?

white vs brown rice

“Does getting white rice at Chipotle instead of brown rice make me a bad person? Everybody tells me brown rice is better!”

There’s a prevailing thought in society that eating the brown option of a food is better than the white option: “eat wheat bread instead of white bread, whole wheat pasta instead of regular pasta, eat brown rice instead of white rice.”

Like most things, this sentiment has been oversimplified to the point of being unhelpful. What you really want to know is this:

If this was a rice presidential election – a Rice-idential election, if you will, who should I vote for?

Let’s start here: what makes white rice white and brown rice brown, other than color? It all depends on the milling process. You can see here highlighted by Riceland, which is less fun than Disneyland but probably safer than Zombieland:

In milling, brown rice loses only a bit of the top layer above; the non-edible hull goes, but the bran and germ remain. White rice removes it all; the hull, awn, bran and berm are all gone, leaving behind the endosperm.

So let’s take a look at our two candidates for the Rice-idency: On one side of the ballot, we have 1 cup of cooked enriched white rice, and on the other side we have 1 cup of cooked brown rice.

They both are running on the platform of “Make carbs great again!” but they have some distinguishing characteristics that make their campaigns slightly different:

  • Brown rice has 43 more calories per cup than white rice.
  • Brown rice has 7g more carbohydrates per cup than white rice.
  • Brown rice has more micronutrients: magnesium (79mg vs 19mg), more phosphorus (208mg vs 68gm), and more potassium (174mg vs 55). It also has a lot of manganese, selenium, and copper.
  • Brown rice has a lower glycemic index than white rice, meaning it is broken down by your body slower – and causes a lower insulin response.

Now, you’re looking at those things above and probably thinking: “Okay so brown rice has more calories and carbs, that’s bad and I don’t want to vote for that candidate! Wait, it has more micronutrients, and a lower glycemic index. I think that’s good and I should vote for that candidate.”

And then your head explodes.

Like any election, there are positives and negatives to either candidate, and as you’ll see soon enough – neither one is an angel. In this election, the differences in nutritional terms is negligible from the highest macro-level (aka the big policy points). So from a purely caloric and macro-nutrition standpoint, we recommend simply letting your tastebuds decide if you choose to vote:

  • If you like the taste of brown rice more than white rice, eat that.
  • If you like the taste of white rice more than brown rice, eat that.

That’s the simplified way of looking at it. If one digs into the nitty-gritty of both campaigns, we’ll discover that there’s more than meets the eye.

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White vs Brown Rice: our Recommendation

brown rice

For those wanting to nerd out, welcome to the full coverage of the 2016 Rice-idential elections!

Our candidate Brown Rice is running on a platform of more micronutrients for every citizen, something White Rice can’t claim.

However, like any campaign, the whole truth isn’t being represented. In fact, my research led me to believe that there are two key problems with Brown Rice that keep me from casting my vote for Brown.

You see, brown rice contains something called Phytate, an anti-nutrient that minimizes our body’s ability to absorb the beneficial nutrients. Phytate (phytic acid) is found in most seeds, legumes, nuts, and grains…including rice.

Phytic acid is contained in the part that’s removed from white rice. So brown rice has it, and white rice doesn’t. This is when White Rice comes in to say “I don’t have any of this stuff, vote for me!”

On top of that, because White Rice is enriched, it closes a lot of the gap between micronutrients, and because there’s no phytates around, these nutrients can be fully absorbed by the body. In the end, White Rice has a pretty good argument that it’s stronger on the “micronutrient issue.”

As this study over in PubMed explains, results show that despite higher nutrients contents of brown rice compared to white rice, experimental data does not provide evidence that the brown rice diet is better than the diet based on white rice.”

Or, as Alan Argon summarizes: “White rice actually has an equal or better nutritional yield & also has a better nitrogen-retentive effect than brown rice. This is because the fiber & phytate content of brown rice act as antinutrients, reducing the bioavailability of the micronutrients it contains.”

So, does this mean we should proudly cast our ballot for White Rice?

In our hours and hours of research, chats, hangouts, and debates that went into creating this article, we stumbled across some troubling news for both candidates’ campaigns for the Rice-idency: a history of arsenic and a possible diabetes scandal!

(feel free to audibly gasp at this point; we encourage it)

Rice, Arsenic, and Diabetes

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We head out to the debate in which the candidates are fielding questions from regular folks (with totally not staged questions).

Mike, a retired teacher and single parent from Vermont asks, “I heard about rice and arsenic – should I be concerned?”

Arsenic is a metalloid, and extremely small qualities of “organic arsenic” is essential as a dietary element. However, inorganic arsenic (from rocks and soil) is a different thing – and this is the stuff that causes poisoning in large enough quantities. Typically we’re only concerned with this if the exposure is a lot over a short term, or a little over a long term. So with rice, it starts to become more and more relevant if you are eating rice “every day for years and years.”

The catch is, for millions around the globe, this situation is a reality.

As Authority Nutrition points out, in the long term, taking in too much (inorganic) arsenic has been linked to all sorts of problems: cancer [2] [3] [4], vascular disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. In short, over time (if we’re consuming a moderate amounts regularly), arsenic can act like a slow poison to our bodies.

AND here comes White Rice to respond with a vicious attack:

Consumer Reports found that Brown Rice has 80% more arsenic on average than white rice of the same type!”

Our moderators are telling us this is a crucial turning point towards a White Rice victory.

(There are all sorts of differences in arsenic amounts among brands, types of grains, and even how you prepare your food. If this is important to you, be sure to click on over and read more.)

Suzy, a happily-married steel worker from Ohio asks, “What about diabetes, I heard that is an issue with rice!”

It’s here that Brown Rice steps up and starts slinging some mud as well. The candidate proudly proclaims, “ignore that negative nonsense about my arsenic count, White Rice gives you diabetes! ISN’T THAT RIGHT WHITE RICE!?”

Oh snap. 

This meta analysis found that “higher white rice intake is associated with a significantly elevated risk of type 2 diabetes, especially among Asian populations… In addition, the dose-response relations indicate that even for Western populations with typically low intake levels, relatively high white rice consumption may still modestly increase risk of diabetes.”

Now if you’re watching this debate at home, you’re probably asking, “I’m in the “at risk for type-2 diabetes” group, would swapping out white rice for brown rice improve my future?”

Researchers found in an observational study that people who consumed five or more servings of white rice per week had a 17% increased risk of diabetes, compared to people who ate less than one serving per month. But eating two or more servings of brown rice per week was associated with an 11% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, compared to eating less than one serving of brown rice per month. Fitness Skeptics, be sure to look closely at this one.

Either way, in true election fashion, we now have two imperfect candidates.

So, who the heck do you vote for!?

Steve, Just tell Me Who to Vote FOr.

rice landscape

This is Steve Kamb, reporting live from Nerd Fitness News, and we feel confident enough to make our endorsement in the Race for the Rice-idency.

This campaign has been ugly as hell; both candidates are running on a very similar “Rice is great” platform, which we have no problem with (in moderation). Let’s break it down for voters out there:

Again, our official recommendation is to vote for whatever candidate you think tastes better (okay, our metaphor might be breaking down at this point). But for those of you at home who want to make the most informed decision as possible or are concerned about a specific health issue, here’s our detailed recap:

Here’s our official recommendation:

  • Rice can be a healthy part of a diet, but it’s the rest of it that will determine if you’re healthy or not. Plus, rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something. Boom. Hat-trick! (Thanks Steven!)
  • Not eating rice is fine too, provided you’re eating some sort of healthy starch/carb source (we love veggies!).
  • We feel that for most people, you should pick what you like best and eat it. Done! If we had to pick one generalization in our nerdy, non-doctor opinion, we would guestimate that white rice is (only slightly) better option for most people, due to the phytate and arsenic levels in brown rice.
  • If you are eating lots of rice or other arsenic containing foods regularly over a long period of time, consider white rice, looking at specific brands, and preparation methods to mitigate these risks.
  • If you are struggling with weight and or a sedentary lifestyle and thus concerned with diabetes, consider brown rice in moderation over other unhealthy foods. Don’t delude yourself into thinking you’re being healthy by eating buckets of brown rice though. Clyde Wilson, Ph.D, a nutrition professor in the Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco schools of medicine, puts it succinctly: “The reality is that eating too much of any carbohydrate, including brown rice, can lead to diabetes.”

No matter what candidate you vote for, we urge you not to get WHITE RICE or BROWN RICE tattooed on your forehead, giving yourself a green light to eat 1,000s of calories of it (rice, fruit, anything!). Moderation, as always, is a boring lesson that we urge voters to be mindful of.

TL;DR #50 – Eat rice in moderation if you choose to eat it. If you are bulking up intentionally, rice can be a great part of your diet. Trying to lose weight? Consider minimizing rice consumption. If you’re gonna eat rice regularly, white rice is probably healthy for you in the long run. If you are a type-2 diabetic (or at risk), minimize consumption of grains and carbs, but IF you do eat rice, go for brown rice.

Tune in after this commercial break where we’ll answer the question: is the monster under your bed trying to kill you? The answer may shock you!

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  • I eat brown rice since I was born and I was leaner than most people who ate white rice…

  • ravi

    I also had leaky gut. i am gluten free and have hypothyroid. white rice seems to sit nice on my stomach and no ill effects. i don’t eat it everyday. i don’t use minute rice. i enjoy basmati or jasmine. i enjoy rice noodles.


  • Meexa

    This article was fun to read, very good job!

  • Ravish B

    Wow very detailed information about the rice. I personally prefer brown rice. Brown rice is good for debilities also. One should soak brown rice in water for 03 to 04 hours before cooking and you will get the amazing test. sbibpssc
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  • Christopher L Banacka

    I have always read and heard how much worse white rice is for you….
    Phhh after reading this, and the amount of rice i like to eat. i think White is better for me 🙂

    Funny post, i’ll be checking out some others!

  • Kathryn Krieger

    Interesting, I will be looking for that at Natural Grocers for sure! I am familiar with it’s many other sustainable qualities but have not heard of it as food.

  • I’m curious too Gina, wild rice and my personal favorite black rice.

  • I’m with you, that is my favorite!

  • wow i like to have rice daily. I love to Rice in Denier.

  • Unjaded Realist

    Thanks for this. I JUST found out a few hours ago that white rice may not be the demon-food to “never eat” everyone has been saying it is., I was looking for more info about that when I found your site.I started to just skim your post, but then I started actually reading it all because you’re funny and informative! I love the whole battle for the “Rice-idency” thing complete with mudslinging and surprising twists LOL! It’s much funnier when it’s rice instead of real people like it is in this election year.

  • Lukrativ

    Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat two thousand of something.” – Mitch Hedberg

  • Nico

    I think this is the most up front truthful article about brown vs white rice.

    My parents are in their 70’s to 80’s. They eat white rice twice a day for just about every day of their life. Health problems because of too much rice? None. My Dad and Mom have large families, 13 siblings and 9 siblings respectively. They also have kids of their own. White rice is a staple of their diet. My Grandparents and Great Grandparents also ate rice every day and have lived into their 80’s to 90’s. Do any of my immediate relatives have Diabetes? No…well maybe one. He’s a spoiled fat f***er. Everyone else is relatively healthy for a third world country. I grew up in the US. Ate rice every day for at least one meal until I was 18 or so. Doctors never said “You’re eating too much rice and need to cut down on it.” I’m in my 40’s now. Still frequently eating rice. Still healthy. No diabetes or arsenic poisoning.

    Only in a 1st world nation are people concerned about rice not being a healthy food. I don’t think the problem is whether or not any sort of rice is good for you. As stated in this article, it’s whether or not you’re eating it in moderation (and yes, you can eat rice twice a day, every day of the week, and still be eating it in moderation.) If you don’t you’ll become a fat f***er possibly with diabetes like one of my relatives. This applies to any kind of food.

  • Devon Thorson

    Total garbage article. Brown rice is healthier BECAUSE of the phytates, not in spite of them. Phytates prevent cancer:
    And the “anti-nutrient” effect can be minimalized with a little onion or garlic:

  • orion9k

    Those statistical studies are always full of unanswered questions that could reveal another truth and not holistic at all.
    For example, they are not addressing the possibility of a correlation between brown rice and white rice versus overall healthy lifestyle (maybe because it requires them to have “good data” that allows them to dig deeper into correlations and ask further questions).
    Lets say that people who have a healthier lifestyle also are more “picky” or “nerdy” on what they add into their diet, and that brown rice is just more popular or has a reputation for being more healthy within certain lifestyle subcultures/social-groups – this means that the average consumer of brown rice is overall more healthy then the consumers of white rice. Now think twice what really happens when doing these studies, comparing only brown rice over white rice?
    They could in fact be comparing two different lifestyle groups (a healthy lifestyle minded population of brown rice consumers=N1) over another group (overall not so healthy lifestyle minded population of white rice consumers=N2).
    The conclusion of such studies will mislead and deceive people who are clueless about statistics deficiencies.

  • orion9k

    And we already know from tons of studies that healthy lifestyle minded people have a much lesser possibility of gaining diabetes, cancer, heart and vascular diseases etc.

  • Ann Gordon

    ONE THING THAT TURNS RICE INTO A HEROIN ADDICTION……NUTRITIIONAL YEAST….. METH TO THE MAX..UM OR IN MY CASE EFFIN TOFURKY KIELBASA.I CAN GET IT IN BULK TEN BUCKS A POUND AT WHOLE FOODS..SPROUTS is 22.00 for 22 ounces but never in stock. Try it at ur own risk..full of macronutrients…takes like butter in cheese n melts into it..I tried margarine n dogs barely ate it

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  • we do eat little measure of while rice around here. i as a rule, make very much raised sushi rise that i make into one ounce rice balls before solidifying. that makes more elevated amounts of safe starch..!


  • Lola Y

    I grew up eating white rice and just a few years ago made the switch to brown rice, quinoa, black rice (thanks to living a brief 2 years in Austin). Good blog post with a dash of humor.

  • M.Kiel

    Any comments on brown rice, lectins, and nutrients possibly not being absorbed very well by the body?

  • DQxavvyvar

    I am with your on this one, stopped eating rice when I found that most rice in the country where I live today –Colombia– is GMO and that rice is a sponge for Arsenic which is implicated is a host of metabolic diseases including diabetes, kidney disease, etc. I made a previous comment about it above.

  • DQxavvyvar

    I would consider that highly dangerous. The Arsenic issue mentioned in the article might have been overlooked, but it is more serious than most people think. I made a previous comment above where I included a link to 245 PubMed studies linking arsenic with diabetes, kidney disease, metabolic disease, etc. Mothers, in particular, should be careful not to ingest any arsenic containing foods during pregnancy and breast feeding.

  • DQxavvyvar

    I agree with you that this article was a good one that covered most of the important points regarding rice. However, rice is such a ubiquitous food that most people do not think twice to eat it. My concerns with rice—and I am very much into Paleo style dieting as well– are that rice is converted into glucose very fast thus raising your blood glucose past a safe level and the high levels of arsenic in it, particularly if it is farmed conventionally of is a GMO rice. The article did bring out the point of RICE, ARSENIC AND DIABETES, but it appears that most readers failed to understand the importance of this aspect of rice as a food item. I made a previous comment above where I included a link to 245 PubMed studies. You might care to study this topic further.

  • DQxavvyvar

    You obviously care about what you eat. I used to eat brown rice for the same reasons, but I have given up eating rice altogether when I found out about the RICE, ARSENIC AND DIABETES as mentioned in this article. I made previous comments above you might care to read.

  • Jani Louvel

    this is a terrible article

  • The longest lived cultures on this planet eat rice as a staple. I am not worried about it. One can find a publication in support of pretty much any argument nowadays. Thank you though.


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  • Surfwithnature

    This article is cute but misses the point by a country mile. The debate here is not about rice but rather about how the industrialization and chemicalization of the modern environment and food production processes affects human health. There is no doubt that people have eaten all manner and quantity of rice since the dawn of humankind but in the last few hundred years we’ve changed the way its grown, milled, cleaned, contained and distributed. Humans are designed to be thin and wiry but our ever-worsening environment and food supply combined with unnatural stress/thoughts causes inflammation which results in obesity and disease. No one in any of these blogs seems to mention this monster issue. If you want good health in the modern world you’re options are to move to the country and grow your own food or stay in the city and mitigate/hack your life. As far as rice goes it is my firm belief that if you can get old-school production rice from a relatively pristine environment and eat it in a relatively clean environment exercising moderately then you can eat it how most of the world has eaten it for millennia…by the plate full for every meal and still be slim and robust

  • Religion0

    How about those black wild rice, though? You frequently see packets of white/wild rice, and although the wild rice would suck to eat on its own, I’m wondering if it isn’t a good vice-president to the white rice, a moderating influence at a healthy 15% responsibility?

  • dartarro21

    Yep, I’m a dietitian and I prefer to eat white rice. Why? Because I’d sooner eat no rice than brown rice. If I am going to eat some carby goodness, I am going to spend it on white rice and not get the arsenic. Kind of like not wasting calories and money on sub-par desserts. Just go for the good stuff and make it worth it!

  • seeker

    This has confused me all the more , as to which rice to go for !
    If they could somehow remove the phytate from Brown rice , it could be a very good option over white rice

  • Lynne Annette Johnson

    Maybe I’ll eat potato.

  • Disgruntled Gertrude

    I hate how this was written.

    When I go to a website loooking for information, I want it to be easy to read and the information organized efficiently.

    I read, and read, and read. . .then I started skipping stuff, then I jumped down to the last paragraph and it was some strange “tune in after the commercial break.” Really?

    How hard is it to just give a point/ counterpoint and debate the merits of both rices? It would take much less time to both read and write.

  • DQxavvyvar

    I appreciate your reply, but it is one cliché reply a hear quite a lot. It seems to have been created buy those who want to sell this type of food regardless of the health damages it can cause. There is a big and rising obesity and diabetes epidemic in the whole world nowadays caused by too much carbohydrate of which rice is on of the most consumed.
    Did you know that 80% of adults are either diabetic or prediabetic?

    And 70% of us don’t even know it! And you are not worried about it. I understand, I have been studying health and nutrition for nearly 40 years and heard that excuse thousands of times. However, I look after my 95 y.o. mother and she has seen great improvement in her health after cutting rice and other grains-seeds out of her diet almost completely. The truth about cancer dot net is inviting to a documentary about this epidemic you might want to listen to. It is due to start Feb. 29th. 2018.
    Anyway, I have given up rice and don’t miss it at all. No arsenic and excess carbos for me, Please!

  • I don’t even know where to start with this….I find it interesting that you have supposedly studied nutrition longer than I’ve been alive, yet you are quick to blame healthy carbohydrates for rising rates of obesity/diabetes rather than overconsumption of refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Even scratching the surface of the field of nutrition will reveal strong correlations between the mass production of high fructose corn syrup and rising obesity rates.

    You also seem to be confusing carbohydrates and excess carbohydrates but I’m not going down that rabbit hole.

    What excuse are you referring to that you’ve heard a thousand times? Are you calling factual evidence of the longest living cultures on the planet eating rice as a staple food an excuse to eat rice?

    Are you really claiming that 80% of adults in the world are at least prediabetic? You are keen to link to 245 studies on why arsenic is bad for you; perhaps you could provide a link to the statistics you tossed around.

    I’m glad your mother is doing better now, though I doubt it’s solely because she has cut out rice. She has probably reduced her overall caloric intake and is seeing the benefits of a healthier body composition.

    I think you could benefit from another 40 years or so of studying nutrition. Then again, maybe not.

    By the way, “Carbos” is something you give to your pokemon in the gameboy games, not something found in rice.

    Since I cannot be sure that you aren’t just a bored troll, I won’t be spending any more of my time on this discussion.

    But please, for the sake of everyone too lazy to research these things for themselves – stop telling people to ignore a healthy, inexpensive food source.

  • Tarvo


    I have same thing. White rice isnt progressed like factory foods. For me it is no sugar and factory food. I thnk Dr. Linus Pauling was right that selection of food (and drugs) in a world that is undergoing rapid
    scientific and technological change may often be far from the best.”

  • Diane

    Loved your article. It appealed to my Monty Python humor funny bone. Informative, awesome science, yet had me smiling and outright guffawing.