I’ve recently discovered brown basmati rice. How does it differ from Brown Rice and White Basmati rice?
Canada’s Food Guide recommends we make half of our grain choices whole grain and choosing brown rice is a great way to do this. Brown rice has more fiber than wild or white rice.
Per 125ml or ½ cup, brown rice has 1.8g of fiber, wild rice has 1.5g and white rice has only 0.3g of fiber.
The Canadian Nutrient File Database (where you can look up the specific nutritional information for food items) does not list basmati or brown basmati rice. I would say brown rice and brown basmati are likely very similar with more fiber than their white counterparts. In addition, other key B vitamins remain intact with brown rice and are lost in white rice. Check out more information on benefits of brown rice here.
Wow, I just answered a question on paneer (Indian Cheese) and now basmati rice. I’m frequently on an Indian food kick, looks like some of you have joined me. Has anyone tried my curried butternut squash and bean soup recipe? I’d love your comments.