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Is it too carby?

Sun. Apr 20, 3:58pm

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White rice, bad.

Brown rice, good.

Anything that is whole grain is good for you. Anything that has been stripped of it's bran or outer shell, and all it's nutrients, then had fake vitamins added back is bad for you.

And a serving size is 1/2 cup cooked.

Sunday, April 20, 2008, 4:39 PM

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But this doesn't mean pig out on the brown rice. Brown rice and white rice have roughly the same amount of calories (and brown rice usually has more). And the carbs are still there, if you are watching those.

Sunday, April 20, 2008, 6:41 PM

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I prefer and eat white rice, but I only eat it about once every three months and not a lot at one time. I mean, white rice is a major part of some cultures, right? They just don't have the American diet that goes along with it!

Sunday, April 20, 2008, 7:21 PM

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6:41, I did mention that a serving size is 1/2 cup cooked. Not much...

But I eat rice 2-3 times a week. Mostly brown and wild rice with lots of different kinds of beans. Split yellow and green peas. Red, green and brown lentils. Chick peas. Black beans. You name the bean, I've had it with rice. I also add other things like mushrooms, minced onion & garlic, diced carrot, separated cauliflower florets. It's something different each time so I don't get bored with the same old rice and beans meal. Sometimes I even add nuts. The other day I had brown rice topped with herring filets in mushroom sauce (just 1 tsp of the mushroom sauce though).

Important to note: I don't eat much meat; I use it more as a condiment than anything. And I don't eat what is considered "junk foods" (chips, cookies, cakes, pies, ice cream, etc). So the calories I get from the rice are fine. And it's complex carbs, with lots of fiber, so that's fine too. If you eat other kinds of higher caloric carbs, more meats and any kind of snack foods (even the special diet ones), you might want to eat less rice than I do.

Monday, April 21, 2008, 12:13 AM

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I reserve eating white rice for special sushi dinners, which I treat myself two every other week or so.
Otherwise my carb side dishes include quinoa, wheat cous cous, wild/brown rice, and sweet potatoes/yams.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 12:36 PM

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I could eat couscous for every meal, but I know it's a bad idea.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 10:44 AM

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